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  1. Re: Seat cushion quality - Premier vs. others

    Not sure if this helps at all. But last yr the Premier dealer by my cabin sold 110 premier pontoons and 4 bennington. There quality of seats and stitching must be up to par.
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    Re: Pinhole leaks in the pontoons

    I never put bunk carpet down on mine and the pontoons look just fine. The one thing I will say is you will not be able to slide the boat off the trailer alum and wood dont slide well. If you do just...
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    Re: Project Fishtoon

    Nice video. Them are some big fish and I agree on the music. Well done.
  4. Re: Dual 1956 Johnson Javelins - Torque steer question

    On a 2 stroke if you spin the motor backwards it will start. Maybe check and see if that would work for your application. (I understand that timing advance would also have to change)

    Then all you...
  5. Re: Question on different drive ratios 4cy VS V8?????

    Both drives are Pre-Alpha or Mc-1. You are correct on the easy change out. Props are a different battle as they are not cheap and it seems when you get higher up in the Pitch you get more into speed...
  6. Question on different drive ratios 4cy VS V8?????

    My curious mind has gotten me once again into a spot that I canít figure out whatís the best way to go.

    I currently have a Mercruiser 140hp in a Pontoon I built. On a good day she will run around...
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    Re: Toon speed record !!!

    How are you measuring this speed?

    I'm not calling BS on this but 45mph out of a 24' boat with a 150 just doesn't seem right. Special with it being a 97 I imagine its a 2 toon with no lifting...
  8. Re: Changing a reverse rotating motor to a standard rotating motor.

    Looks like there both standard roatation motors. The numbers I was reading on the motor that I was TOLD was a reverse rotation motor were a GM part number for the intake. OOOPPS Got home and looked...
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    Re: swap v6 4.3 to v8

    Yes it can be done.

    You will at the min need a v8 out of a boat along with all the accessory. Depending on what yr your boat and v6 will determine the cost.

    If you are able todo the work your...
  10. Re: Changing a reverse rotating motor to a standard rotating motor.

    I will check here in a few hrs but the first number on the manifold was 8 then 2. I suppose it possible that they put a Reverse rotation intake manifold on a standard engine.

    I guess I will pop...
  11. Re: Changing a reverse rotating motor to a standard rotating motor.

    I already bought the two motors, guy was basically giving them away. Two SBC with all running gear (minus transmission and outdrives) for 200 bucks. Hard to say no.

    My thought is take the cam, and...
  12. Changing a reverse rotating motor to a standard rotating motor.

    To make a long story short. Last yr I built this(Completed Boat Projects) I/O pontoon that has a 140hp 4cyl mercruiser, because Iím a guy who like to go fast and cant leave anything alone, and spends...
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    Re: Toon speed record !!!

    Dam thats impressive got there fast too!!!!

    And to think that all I want is mine todo 50mph with the new motor.

    Mike
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    Re: Dealing with a BIG dent.

    I dented the last 2ft of mine. (Dont ask) :( and I did just that. Cut the back of the toon open and I was able to pop the tent back out. I was surprised how well it worked.
  15. Re: What is this on the bottom of thr transom? What happens if I cut it off??

    My 89 Bass tracker had one on it before I cut the entire back end off to install an I/O. :)

    The only thing I could see is to help keep weed from getting wrapped around the drive. That little V...
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    Re: Jjvs pontoon cleaner

    Here is a right up I did about the polishing. Hind side I would do the sharkhide as below the water line is just about black right now. This fall or spring depending on my motivation I will re-polish...
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    Re: Jjvs pontoon cleaner

    Interesting as I did it to might boat this yr that has never been cleaned and its an 89. I thought it worked awesome. I did 2 applications on 2 different days on a 24' boat and used a little less...
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    Re: Hello from "New pontoon owner"

    Wow there is some wrong advice in here.

    First off I have pulled my pontoon just last yr alone 2500 miles down interstate with the cover on. I could never imagine pulling it with the cover off....
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    Re: Thin alum sideing for skinning.

    It would have if I didnt stop. I had the top(bottom) and sides done and with in a half hr it was all ripped up from the water hitting it.

    I wish I would have taken a picture of it. It look like a...
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    Re: Thin alum sideing for skinning.

    Tried it and its not thick enough.

    I went with .0625" and its holding up just fine.
  21. Re: 2008 Bentley Futted custom snap on boat cover

    I also had one made with snaps. Best investment you can buy for a pontoon. Paid a little less then a grand for a 24ft pontoon.
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    Re: Pontoon Seating Reviews

    I went with these guys for my pontoon. I have nothing bad to say about them and they are very well made seats. I looked a Wise and Pontoon.com seats and they all seemed cheaply made.
    American Soft...
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    Re: PWC Owners - mooring against pontoon?

    We must have the same brother. Really smart guy has a Computer Engineering degree and a MBA but man can he break things that arent his.

    I have an old beat up standup jet ski that I keep around...
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    Re: Pontoon Furniture

    Not to sound like a smart ***** here but why is it ok to put plywood down on a floor that gets soaked with water from both top and bottom but not ok for seat frames to be made out of it?

    I think...
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    Re: Pontoon Furniture

    Going on a yr now and they look like new. There are the nicest seats I have seen in a pontoon boat besides the high end pontoon boats.

    They told me why they use plywood over plastic and I cant...
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    Re: Pontoon Furniture

    I have american soft trim on my boat that I redid. They are made out of 3/4 marine grade plywood. They werent cheap but man are they nice. I looked at all the ones you listed and I just didnt like...
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    Re: How fast should I be able to go??

    Fuel pump is on the motors on those. Any air leak in fuel lines will cause hard starting and poor running as the fuel pump is drawing air instead of fuel.

    You can try running the motor off of...
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    Re: How fast should I be able to go??

    That boat should run much faster then 30mph.

    My dad has a 90 Lund Tyee that is 17ft with a Merc 135 black max. With a 5 bald prop she will run just under 50mph.

    Your problem is in your engine...
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    Re: Boat building question

    Haha my reading skills must not have been upto par this morning.

    Smoker is right a INBOARD pontoon inst a good idea.
    Keep in mind a true inboard (not I/O) think ski boat cant turn in reverse.
    ...
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    Re: Boat building question

    If you have a 4cyl now your pretty much stuck with it unless you want to start changing motor mount locations. An V style motor the motor mounts are on the side of the motor not front like a inline....
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    Re: Boat building question

    You might want to look into the higher end of pontoon boats many of them come with I/O in the 500+hp range.:D

    O yea I wouldnt call an I/O in pontoon a bastardized red headed step child. My boat...
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    Re: Project cheap poontoon

    Look into JJV's I did my 24" pontoon with 1 gallon and it cost less then 30 bucks.

    Stuff worked awesome.

    Here is a link
    http://forums.iboats.com/pontoons/pontoon-polishing-601504.html
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    Re: pontoon cleaner

    One post below your is what I did/used.
    http://forums.iboats.com/pontoons/pontoon-polishing-601504.html

    I used JJV's to get the scale off and clean the pontoons worked awesome. I took it off the...
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    Re: Pontoon Polishing

    Look at the last few post on this fourm. I did a small write up on how I did it.

    http://forums.iboats.com/pontoons/removing-boat-bunk-trailer-land-598773.html
  35. Re: HELP Please...Who sells a ski tower/small wake tower for Pontoons ?

    Are you looking for a tower of just a ski pole?

    How tall do you want it to be?
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    Re: Do I Really Need A Third Bunk ?

    I wouldnt worry about it. I have well over 1000 miles on mine and there is no issues what so ever and I have a heavy I/O back there.

    I think some of you seem to forget how strong alum is. Adding a...
  37. Re: HELP Please...Who sells a ski tower/small wake tower for Pontoons ?

    Here is a drawing of what I will be making for my pontoon. It will be wake board tower that will have 4 speakers and also be a 8'x10' bimini top that will fold in half. (here is my boat fyi ...
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    Re: Pontoon Polishing

    Haha Thanks

    My only regret is not doing this sooner. It would have been 10times easier when the boat was just this and I could have put it on a rotisserie....
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    Re: Pontoon Polishing

    I plan on polish them once a yr if not more. It should go quick now that the hard part is done.



    Thanks
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    Re: An alien powered boat??

    There actually cheaper and better on gas then triple or quad outboards.

    You see a ton of quad 350hp yamaha down in Miami and these are suppose to be a good replacement for them.
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    Re: Pontoon Polishing

    I'm up in the air about sharkhide or not. My boat doesn't sit in the water for days on end and from what I have read if you just give the toons a quick wipe down after use there is no need to...
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    Pontoon Polishing

    Thought I would do a quick right up on polishing my pontoons toons.
    My boat is a 89 Bass Buggy that I complete restored last yr. ...
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    Re: Removing Boat from Bunk Trailer on Land

    Dont even need todo that. Just take off cross on the front saw horse back the trailer in lift up the tounge, take out saw horses then drop it all the way down and remove rear saw horses.
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    Re: Removing Boat from Bunk Trailer on Land

    Since I just did this weekend I thought I would show how I did this. All in all it took me about 1hr todo this and that was with building the "saw horses"

    First was lower the front of the trailer...
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    Re: Leaks in pontoon behind lifting strakes

    He used a MIG welder on alum that is to thin that is a big no no in the alum welding field.

    You have pin holes on most the stop points on your stitch welds.

    Your best bet at this point if find...
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    Re: I'm tired of PMS!!!

    Last week I had PMS and BS now I just have PMS but with it being 75 and sunny this weekend PMS might go away.

    Here is a pic of my boat last friday. I was forced to take it out of storage April 1st...
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    Re: Covering Pontoon at the dock

    I paid 800 for my custom cover for my 24' pontoon.

    If you got this way and need to trailer it with the cover on make sure you ask them if it will hold up.

    I found out that most wont warranty...
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    Re: Under Skinning

    Ha yes CAD has sure made things easier and often take things for granted.


    We have a basic understand with out sheet metal guys on tolerance. I like to carry them out to 3 places as it makes it...
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    Re: Under Skinning

    Price seems about right. I have 438 dollars into my 24 foor boat. That with the drawing from the above post.

    Mike
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    Re: First pontoon

    Will need to know what RPM you spinning at WOT. But yes a 12p seems to little and you are more then likely bouncing off the rev limiter of the motor. (not a good idea)

    If i remember right 1p...
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