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    Default $$$$ of a performance PKG....

    They sure make it hard to add performance now a days,... (MFG's)
    From 4,200 to 6,300
    But what kind of gas savings ???
    And the HP that's needed to get the performance..???
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    That was then,..... and now we have pontoons with 2 motors and $$$
    But you can't take it with you.!!!
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    I agree you can't take it with you. Do what makes you happy in life and worry about the rest later. Not that I could afford anything I want (far from it), but being comfortable and enjoying a few of life's pleasures is just fine with me. I do enjoy seeing how far Pontoons have come over the years. I remember when a 50 HP was a big deal on a toon. Showing my age I guess. Debbie and I had a 28 HP Johnson on our first toon and it was fun, albeit, slow. We knew some folks at the lake that rented toons and they had just gotten one in with a 50 HP, so I asked if I could take it for a spin. WOW, what a difference! I was amazed at the power. But that was then and no comparison to what's out there now days. Even the last 10 years has shown what can be done with toons. That's why they are becoming the most popular boat there is.
    Rick

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    Watching what it costs to get in a new boat, I'm pretty certain I'll try buying a couple tired pontoons with bigger tubes and solid bones in the Spring. I'll take them down to the decks, fix what needs fixed, redeck if needed, recarpet, throw a pontoon stuff interior on, power them with midrange motors and see what I can make on them. I think there is money to be made there.
    2006 Forester 19 Fish (new deck and carpet, Pontoonstuff interior, 2019)
    1996 Mercury 50 ELPT4S
    1983 Sea Nymph FM171 Striper (complete rebuild from hull up, 2014)
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    Raystown Country, PA

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    There's definitely is money to be made. I've known of more than a couple of people that do very well doing just what you propose. If I had it in me, I'd surely be doing it too. As popular as toons are and what they cost new, it's almost a sure bet and money maker.
    Rick

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    So true.
    No wonder that pontoons are the fastest growing/selling segment in the boating industry.
    I'd love to do what you are saying Larry. Somehow I can't seem to find the free time.
    Between antique cars, wood working, house projects in STL and LOTO and travels; it all gets away from one.
    Keep it up - it keeps you young.
    Captain Tony
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    2005 115HP Mercury Optimax - 228 Marine Master Trailer
    St. Louis & Lake of the Ozarks, MO.

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