Just wanted to introduce myself to the iboats pontoon community. My name is Brent and I recently was given ($0) a 20' pontoon boat from a friend of a friend whose husband had passed away. She let me borrow the boat about 5 years prior and we enjoyed taking it out, which is why I think she wanted us to have the boat. Pictures are attached but blurred pictures due to my kids being 14/13 yrs old. During the time she was caring for her husband the boat was stored outside without a cover and that took its toll. You can see from the pics that it was not in the best shape when we took it out but now the boat needs a complete rebuild, seats all eat up by the sun, carpet in really bad shape, toons are decent with a couple of dents in the rear where someone backed their boat or camper into it while it was stored in an outside storage facility. The Mercury 65hp motor runs but I think the shear pin is broken as the prop doesn't turn when put into gear.
Oh, also I will be replacing the 65hp Mercury with a 90hp Mercury from my dad's old boat which needs a complete transom overhaul which he has chosen not to do on his 1970's 17' bass boat. So its a good deal for me if I can figure out how to hook it all up.
Anyways, I hope to get lots of advice from the collective wisdom here in the community and hope to have the pontoon in the water by May/June. My biggest concern areas are around the steering and cabling as well as the control box and cabling (and associated costs).