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Old 04-16-2009, 10:21 AM
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Have 20 ft Sweetwater Pontoon and want to install a 3rd toon in the middle so the toon will plane ---I have noticed the tri-toons are use a bigger toon in the middle- my outside toon are 20" would I be better off with the middle one at 20" or a bigger one---another question should I use a full lenght toon in the middle? Thanks
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It will be to expensive to make it work as you will just about have to modify the whole boat.
For perf reasons a 22ftr runs and lays out better than a 20.If you are looking for the best handling and speed look into a Premier Perf tri-toon.
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Why does a 22 run better than a 20?-- why will I have to modify the " Whole boat" ?There appears to enough room in the middle using the measurement from the other toons-- I do no want to spent 40/50K on a new Premier Tri-toon to go fishing on the flats-- I just want to get ther quicker ie 3rd toon for planning
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take your toon and weld the third between the first toon and the second toon after you've modified the whole toon you'll have what they call a car toon
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Well that last post was helpful huh??? Without going into too much detail look at www.pontoonwaterglide.com. A couple of the members on "Pontoon and Deckboat Magazine" www.pdbworld.com (you might want to look there also for some good info) have installed them and really like the performance gain....and the owners are really nice people.

As said before a third alum. pontoon is very expensive and without lifting strakes on all the tubes you will still just plow through the water. The larger middle tube on the newer pontoon boats are for folks that pull skiers and tubers, lets the pontoon boat turn quicker. Good luck......
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Thanks cyncwby-- your post was helful---prior one O well I wish them well
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checked out the water glide info-- sounds like the answer to my problems -- going to call the company this week Thanks again
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It will be to expensive to make it work as you will just about have to modify the whole boat.
For perf reasons a 22ftr runs and lays out better than a 20.If you are looking for the best handling and speed look into a Premier Perf tri-toon.

Why would he want a premier? His sweetwater, even though it is the entry level in godfrey's lineup comes with a much heavier duty construction then that premier. The decks are actually bolted where as the premier is a screwed deck. Not to mention the nose cones on a godfrey pontoon are wayy ahead of a premier, so far ahead that premier offers a heavy duty nose cone packageto try and match up. Lastly, if you ever look at the hardware or spray rails on a premier you will notice it is all bent aluminum, not extruded aluminum like on a godfrey boat. I have crawled all over the premier, unfortunately, its junk.
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Thanks for the info-- I have installed 7 ply marine on my deck and coated with tuff coat after priming -- futher installed rail shims to raise the railing off the deck--I have used tuff coat on other boat that I refloored--- tuff coat is Great -- no extra weight from water soaking in the carpet and tuff coat doesn't hold HOOKS!!! and fits good on the feet-- Taking measurement for Water Glide--- will info when installed-- not quickly getting a little older ea day--

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