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    Default Stuff grows fast... even on new pontoons

    This is a big hold back on speed.
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    So is there anything you can do to prevent it...short of sterilizing the lake?
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    Bob,
    Not that I know of.
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    How often do you take your Sylvan out to clean the pontoons ??????
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    Bigkahuan,
    When I had a slip at the marina I would pull the pontoon 2 times a year unless I had some event to go to and needed a unite to show the fins.
    Now I keep it on the trailer so I can keep data on whats going on with the stuff coming thuo the lake , top of the logs shine.... But the bottem are full of stuff that the average guy would not be looking for or at. Speed is down by 4.5 mph . This Nov will clean and clear coat bottem of logs for next year.
    Will try to make get together
    Malcolm
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    Have you guys ever taken off a strake and seen the sand , mud and shells .
    Over the years this stuff adds up , both in weight, loss of speed .
    Now that you have had them ,after thoughts?

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    That time of year , Clean the logs now or wait till spring.?
    Me now cause when spring comes I want to play...!!
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    So you can do it that way OR, you can do it that way.
    Looks like 1 lets stuff in .
    looks like NO place for things to get into.
    that's your Decision

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