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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2021
    Middletown, DE

    Default Our First Boat (We're city rowhouse kids!)

    Hey Everyone!

    I hope all is well. I just joined the group and look forward to collaborating with all of you!

    We (I mainly!) decided to dive into the boating world a couple of years ago. I was indecisive about the type of boat, but ultimately settled on a pontoon because if it's simplicity and entertaining capabilities.

    I found a used 2006 Avalon at a broker that was pretty neglected, but had all of the features that I was looking for (except a bigger motor!). It's been a slow but satisfying experience restoring it and improving its performance. As you can see, it started out looking a bit rough, but we've replaced the carpet with vinyl, restored the seats with a vinyl paint product if you can believe that, and have made many repairs and upgrades.

    So far, we couldn't be happier with our decision!

    Happy boating!
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    Middletown, DE
    Cruising on the Bohemia and Elk Rivers in Maryland

    2006 Avalon Windjammer 2023
    Mercury 60HP 4-Stroke

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Boat at Lake of the Ozarks Missouri


    Hey Greg:
    Two things are great about your recent post.

    1.) The seats and the work you are doing on the Avalon look great - keep improving.

    2.) You are really getting into the spirit of what the PDB forum is all about. Keep posting and thanks for the pictures.

    We love that you are jumping into the boating life style and the more you tell us about your interest, hopefully more
    PDB members will find a reason to post during this cold winter off season.

    Captain Tony
    2005 Summit by Triton - 220T Platinum 3Log
    2005 115HP Mercury Optimax - 228 Marine Master Trailer
    St. Louis & Lake of the Ozarks, MO.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Raystown Country, PA


    Welcome aboard and nice job on the resto. I have sent a private message with a link to a digital issue of the magazine and a copy of the 2021 buyers guide from PDB Magazine.
    1992 Tracker Party barge 24 (new deck, carpet and interior, 2019)
    1996 Mercury 115 ELPTO
    1983 Sea Nymph FM171 Striper
    1985 Johnson 70 J70ELCO

    Raystown Country, PA

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2012


    Heck yes Welcome
    We love Pontooners.
    Malcolm ( Goofy )
    TAP Fins

    " Keep a fire in your heart and a smile on your face, for you never know when your leaving this place"

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