Greetings to all. After much savings and many years spent we have reached the pontoon boat family. Only 3 outings so far but loving it. Before going out we added the rear internal guides to our trailer (thanks forum) and have had no trouble launching or recovering even in a moderate breeze. Looking forward to many many cruises. Our entire bible study group now wants to meet on the boat. Guess it's time to pick a BBQ. Thanks to all for the advice and info given already on this forum.