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Re: Pontoon Boats [Re: GomerPyle] #2500341
06/05/18 09:24 PM
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I hate pontoon boats.


“No matter where you go, there you are.”
Re: Pontoon Boats [Re: whack-n-stack] #2500352
06/05/18 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by whack-n-stack
If you leave it in a wet slip, its a PITA to scrub the algae off the pontoons every year.


This is true. And if you don't bother to do it, it will be real sluggish. The towing/loading and wind/current thing is spot on too. All of that said, If you want to do more relaxing on the lake than burning up the river, you will enjoy having a pontoon. We used to camp and Crappie fish on ours pretty often.



Re: Pontoon Boats [Re: AC870] #2500634
06/06/18 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by AC870
I hate pontoon boats.


How does someone hate a pontoon boat?

Re: Pontoon Boats [Re: GomerPyle] #2500754
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Glad you asked this Gomer, wife and I been thinking about this as well. I never been on one but was wondering how fishing was on one.

Re: Pontoon Boats [Re: JDawg] #2500775
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Originally Posted by JDawg
Glad you asked this Gomer, wife and I been thinking about this as well. I never been on one but was wondering how fishing was on one.


Our new one is built with fishing semi in mind, although will never get fished on

Rear facing seats, rod attachments, livewell.
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Re: Pontoon Boats [Re: JDawg] #2500802
06/06/18 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by JDawg
Glad you asked this Gomer, wife and I been thinking about this as well. I never been on one but was wondering how fishing was on one.


The ones I've fished off of weren't made to be fished off of (there are some specifically designed with fishing in mind) but I never had any trouble fishing off of them. Most have a little bit of a front deck, outside the rail, that is big enough to stand on and often even mount a foot controlled trolling motor. Usually at least 1 or 2 places along the side (usually where a door is) where you can stand right up to the rail instead of having a bench seat in the way.


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Re: Pontoon Boats [Re: GomerPyle] #2500803
06/06/18 03:27 PM
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Christ Almighty jbc! That is a heck of a sweet set up. I don't want to even speculate what that bad boy costed ya!

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Re: Pontoon Boats [Re: bamaeyedoc] #2500829
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Originally Posted by bamaeyedoc
Christ Almighty jbc! That is a heck of a sweet set up. I don't want to even speculate what that bad boy costed ya!

Dr. B


Sold our 2010 that we paid $37,000 for $25,000

Amazing how they hold their value

Re: Pontoon Boats [Re: GomerPyle] #2500956
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If I live long enough to be an old man, I'm going to have a Pondtoon for fishing.


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Re: Pontoon Boats [Re: jbc] #2501372
06/07/18 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by jbc
Originally Posted by AC870
I hate pontoon boats.


How does someone hate a pontoon boat?


jbc what differentiates a salt water tritoon from a fresh water one?


After all has been said and done usually more is said than done.
Re: Pontoon Boats [Re: leroycnbucks] #2501383
06/07/18 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by leroycnbucks
Originally Posted by jbc
Originally Posted by AC870
I hate pontoon boats.


How does someone hate a pontoon boat?


jbc what differentiates a salt water tritoon from a fresh water one?


The type of water you put it in.

Re: Pontoon Boats [Re: GomerPyle] #2501464
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Pontoons are great. We have had one for the last 10+ years. They do require some upkeep and maint. A storage slip on the water is a must. We own three at Little Bridge Marina. Since we bought them, they have quadrupled in value. That said, if you do keep one in a slip, be sure and spray for spiders. They will ruin your seats in a hurry.

There are many pontoons in the 21-24' range that would be adequate for what you want. Hard part is staying at that $10K mark. You will not get a tritoon for that price.

Re: Pontoon Boats [Re: FurFlyin] #2501539
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Originally Posted by FurFlyin
If I live long enough to be an old man, I'm going to have a Pondtoon for fishing.


God and Guns keep us strong.
Re: Pontoon Boats [Re: leroycnbucks] #2501583
06/07/18 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by leroycnbucks
Originally Posted by jbc
Originally Posted by AC870
I hate pontoon boats.


How does someone hate a pontoon boat?


jbc what differentiates a salt water tritoon from a fresh water one?


No clue.

If you buy it in Mobile I guess. We got it at show down there

Screws in the plywood subfloor maybe, I can’t imagine much difference

Re: Pontoon Boats [Re: SouthBamaSlayer] #2501589
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Originally Posted by SouthBamaSlayer
Originally Posted by leroycnbucks
Originally Posted by jbc
Originally Posted by AC870
I hate pontoon boats.


How does someone hate a pontoon boat?


jbc what differentiates a salt water tritoon from a fresh water one?


The type of water you put it in.



I asked because I see them all the time in the bay but I had no idea there was a such thing as a “ saltwater series. “

Here’s some information I found about it.

USING A PONTOON BOAT IN SALTWATER
Any boat exposed to saltwater can be affected by the salt. However, to minimize the effects of saltwater on our Pontoon, the following preparation and maintenance should be followed:

PREPARATION
Aluminum Anti-Fouling Paint
If you plan to use your boat in saltwater all portions of the boat that will be submerged should be painted with an approved aluminum anti-fouling paint. This service is provided by your dealer or by someone recommended by your dealer. There is an extra charge for this service.

If you trailer your boat and use it in Saltwater anti-fouling paint on the bottom of the pontoons should be applied to be sure that the pontoons have a barrier between them and the bunks. If anti-fouling paint is not used corrosion can occur at the point the trailer bunk meets the pontoon. The application of antifouling paint is a service provided by your dealer or by someone recommended by your dealer. There is an extra charge for this service.

Zinc Anodes
In some cases you may need to have zinc anodes added to your boat to prevent electrolysis. Electrolysis is a deterioration of the metal caused by stray electrical current interacting with the saltwater. Ask your dealer whether he recommends zinc anodes. There is an extra charge for this service.

MAINTENANCE
After each use the entire boat must be washed down with freshwater to remove salt deposits. Allow the boat to dry before covering it with the mooring or seat covers.
Cover your boat WHEN DRY with seat covers or a mooring cover to keep salt and weather off of your boat. Since most salt water areas are very humid and hot it is imperative that the boat be dry before it is covered. If you cover it wet you WILL see mildew develop.
If you trailer your boat you MUST flush the saltwater from in between the bunks and the pontoons. This does not prevent corrosion if no anti fouling paint is applied.
You should repair paint chips and scratches when you start to notice bare metal showing.
A yearly inspection for corrosion or deterioration of the electrical connections is recommended. Avalon & Tahoe does NOT warrant saltwater corrosion.
CONSTRUCTION
Ask your dealer about certain aspects of the construction of a boat built for saltwater conditions:

The deck should be bolted down, not screwed
Toons should be at least 25”
Tubes are fully welded to deck, opposed to welds every foot
More powerful engine, around 60-90hp
“SALTWATER SERIES” NOTICE
Some dealers add additional saltwater resistant materials to our boats to make them even better suited for saltwater use. These specially equipped models may have a sticker called “Saltwater Series”. However this does not make them Saltwater proof nor keep salt water from affecting them to some degree. Even these models must have all of the above-described preparation and maintenance to minimize the effects of salt water.

Saltwater use should be confined primarily to bays and inlets. A pontoon is not made to be an ocean going craft and as such can only be used in the ocean if conditions are similar to an inland lake and only close to shore.


After all has been said and done usually more is said than done.
Re: Pontoon Boats [Re: jbc] #2501590
06/07/18 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by jbc
Originally Posted by leroycnbucks
Originally Posted by jbc
Originally Posted by AC870
I hate pontoon boats.


How does someone hate a pontoon boat?


jbc what differentiates a salt water tritoon from a fresh water one?


No clue.

If you buy it in Mobile I guess. We got it at show down there

Screws in the plywood subfloor maybe, I can’t imagine much difference


maybe more stainless steel hardware? I believe some motor manufacturers market "saltwater series" motors that I assume have more stainless steel internal parts to help prevent corrosion....


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Re: Pontoon Boats [Re: top cat] #2505996
06/13/18 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by top cat
Wind pushes them around easier than a regular boat.

This makes them a PIA for fishing.

Re: Pontoon Boats [Re: GomerPyle] #2506035
06/13/18 10:57 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNiaYARLen8

this is what a pontoon is far right here.

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