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  • Dented Pontoon, to pull or not?

    I picked up a dent on the inside of the starboard pontoon last weekend. Is it worth it to pull some of this dent out to make it have less of an impact on performance? I've seen people talk about glue pulling and using heat w/ compressed air to pop the dent out. I haven't seen any videos of these methods being used on pontoons, just on thinner materials like car fenders.

    I have pictures of the dent. I would need to compress them to get them on this post.

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    • #3
      Have you compared performance from before to performance with the dent? Top speed change? Boat pulling to one side?

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        Not yet. I will be taking it out this weekend. I expect to find out at that time.

        It is an older boat. So, I usually do try to keep track of engine performance, cruising speed, etc...

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          depends on the dent. if there is a crease, you wont get it out. a soft dent and you can use a glazier's suction cup handle and air pressure (no more than 4psi - yes, that is four pounds per square inch)
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            Originally posted by Scott Danforth View Post
            depends on the dent. if there is a crease, you wont get it out. a soft dent and you can use a glazier's suction cup handle and air pressure (no more than 4psi - yes, that is four pounds per square inch)
            Thanks! I was thinking of using air. And, I'd heard that pontoons can't take much pressure. Though I didn't know how much pressure.

            Do you think a small shop vac would do?

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              a small shop vac may be enough.

              1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - http://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

              Past Boats
              1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
              2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheasheads in Paradise"
              1984 Avanti 170DLI -3.0 stringer- "Ship Happens"

              What’s behind you doesn’t matter.Enzo Ferrari

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