Well, I just got my first pontoon boat and I am sure its going to be a more pleasurable experience than our jetboat.
I purchased a neglected 2003 Aqua Patio 220DF from a neighbor. It has needed attention just about everywhere but currently I am trying to get the wiring in the helm properly setup. There seemed to be some circuit breakers that were bad and I was told they had attempted to replace them in the past. I have bought new ones and installed them with the same wires that were on the previous ones, but currently you do not need the master switch on to turn the engine over, the master switch does not light up (give power too) all the rest of the goodies (stereo/decklights/docking lights..etc).
The old owner did not have a owners manual and I think some of this may need to be double checked ...ohh, I forgot to mention that the safety lanyard does not need to be attached to turn the engine over either. This boat was left uncovered for 2 years and the work that was done by the owner was minimal. The condition is not horrible as far as the wiring, I think some things have been bypassed in attempts to rig the boat to get around replacing circuits or fuses in the past.
Any help is apreciated.