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Old 02-27-2020, 12:36am   #21
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What do you do for a head Jeff?
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Is that boat slip price per year?
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why don't they want 2 pontoon boats back to back
What Jeff Said. Limited room I guess.
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There is a changing room/loo that emerges from the aft couch. Move the cushion, raise the tent, and there it is.
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Because they have about a 400 foot turning radius at idle. At some point it is likely both boats will want the same space at the same time... a recipe for disaster since low speed maneuverability is on par with a jet ski at idle... near zero.
wait.... what? 400 feet? exaggerating or serious?

I've been around boats my entire life, but not one like this, that's a huge turning radius.
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wait.... what? 400 feet? exaggerating or serious?

I've been around boats my entire life, but not one like this, that's a huge turning radius.
They can do better or MUCH worse if you add some wind.
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What do you do for a head Jeff?
What do you think the ladder is for?
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Take the USCG course. Not only will you learn the rules of the water ( and the legal differences from land ) but you will also get a discount on the insurance.

Purchase a spare prop and extras of ALL the hardware that holds the prop in place in addition to a good quality prop wrench. ( hardware will probably be a washer next to the outdrive, a washer for the other side of the prop, a lock washer and nut. )

Check the actual water depth versus what the depth finder reads. It will save the prop

Different bottoms require different anchors, ask what works best in your area.

Take your time docking. It's not a race. Use the wind and the rotation of the prop to your advantage too.

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Yep, prop walk can either help or hinder you. But done right, a prop turning at engine idle will give you more help in one direction over the other.

We HAD to use it when docking our 37' Beneteau.
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Looking at the prop, ( your last pic ) it looks to be stainless steel. Stainless props are about three times more expensive than aluminum.

The advantage of stainless over aluminum is they wear less in abrasive conditions. ( like running close to bottom ). Aluminum props are preferred in areas where prop strikes are likely as the softer aluminum will bend the blades instead of destroying the shafts and gears in the lower unit.

Both types of props can be repaired ( correctly formed and balanced) by the Marina or a subcontractor.

Your choice on what material you want to purchase for the spare. Make you you purchase the correct pitch. ( pitch is the amount of forward motion in one full turn with NO slip )

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wait.... what? 400 feet? exaggerating or serious?

I've been around boats my entire life, but not one like this, that's a huge turning radius.
Depending on the manufacturer's design those pontoons range in shape from simple cylinders, to cylinders with "angle iron" appended for some "bite" on the surface to pointy, canoelike profiles. All of these shapes tend to simply glide atop the surface much like a flat stone skipped across a puddle making directional control sluggish at best at slow speed. As stated as well, wind complicates things considerably if it happens to be blowing in any direction other than that you desire; adding to the fun and art of steering what is essentially 2 LP gas cylinders lashed together with an engine stuck between.
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Pontoon boats are bad enough with the standard profile in the wind.

Here's my '24 with the full enclosure which acts like a big sail
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Looking at the prop, ( your last pic ) it looks to be stainless steel. Stainless props are about three times more expensive than aluminum.

The advantage of stainless over aluminum is they wear less in abrasive conditions. ( like running close to bottom ). Aluminum props are preferred in areas where prop strikes are likely as the softer aluminum will bend the blades instead of destroying the shafts and gears in the lower unit.

Both types of props can be repaired ( correctly formed and balanced) by the Marina or a subcontractor.

Your choice on what material you want to purchase for the spare. Make you you purchase the correct pitch. ( pitch is the amount of forward motion in one full turn with NO slip )

Jeff
My Son-In-Law bought a new pontoon boat last year and the prop is made of plastic for lack of a better term. Individual blades can be changed and it's very easy to do. Cheap, too. Never seen a prop like that before.

Lots of pontoon boats here on our lake. Good boat for shallow water. Very stable and smooth ride.
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Someday I'd like to be baller enough to own a pontoon boat.
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Pontoon boats are bad enough with the standard profile in the wind.

Here's my '24 with the full enclosure which acts like a big sail
Wow.. Now that's a living room right there !!

Are props all the same size? Is a plastic one ok for just emergency use or can one be used all the time ? It seems that being able to just change out a fin or two as needed is a good idea. Is that even a real thing ?

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Fun boats to relax or do the party thing on.
As mentioned, be aware of the wind and current; they make tight maneuvers a bitch.

I wouldn't try any practice on windy or crowded days.

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first stop, yammie dealer for something a little less underpowered. that 90 wont get you going fast enough with a load of wimenz and beer, but it looks clean. Good luck!

don't listen to that first day/last day bullshit. Modern boating is fun. modern motors aren't the pain in the ass they once were.
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Nice! I loves me a party barge! The only thing better than owning a boat, is having a buddy that owns a boat. My friend lives on the lake near us and we always take the pontoon out when visitors come. Enjoy!
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first stop, yammie dealer for something a little less underpowered. that 90 wont get you going fast enough with a load of wimenz and beer, but it looks clean. Good luck!

don't listen to that first day/last day bullshit. Modern boating is fun. modern motors aren't the pain in the ass they once were.
Hell yeah

On a serious note, that "little" 90 will scoot a 20' can boat better than you might think. Unless you're planning to get skiers up on plane quickly.
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Hell yeah

On a serious note, that "little" 90 will scoot a 20' can boat better than you might think. Unless you're planning to get skiers up on plane quickly.
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We had her doing 23mph during the test beat.
Good enough for tubing.and what we wanna do.
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Wow.. Now that's a living room right there !!

Are props all the same size? Is a plastic one ok for just emergency use or can one be used all the time ? It seems that being able to just change out a fin or two as needed is a good idea. Is that even a real thing ?

Yes, it's a real thing. My SIL's boat came with a plastic prop and it's the only kind it's ever had.
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