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Old 05-13-2019, 05:23 PM
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I have a 246 JC Tritoon with a 225 Honda. As I’m running, it is not uncommon to get a spray over the bow. The boat is not overloaded. Has anyone experienced the same problem and, if so, how did you fix it?
Old 05-13-2019, 05:26 PM
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Unless you're running a 50 footer in moderate chop, spray over the bow happens. You can trim up, but in the right conditions, it's going to happen.

Its the green water over the bow that can cause the pucker factor. Enjoy the boat.
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I run a 32 H & H and water over the boat is just another day on / in the chop. Not too many boats out there that don't.
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We take spray up and over the fly bridge. On a few occasions the crew has gotten soaked from spray that has literally gone over the fly bridge top and straight down into the cock pit. You want pucker- bury the bow of a 48 ft sport fish and take 6 inches of water over the bow.
I dont think you can do much with a pontoon boat, they weren't exactly built for wave
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, Ahhh, the wind in the hair and the spray in the face
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You can probably mitigate the spray somewhat. Without knowing how you run the boat, a couple ideas for you.

If you are carrying several people, move more of them aft. This will likely let the bow run higher, resulting in less spray from the bow.

You can add a hydrofoil, which will allow you to trim up the motor and force the bow higher in the process.

Adjust your speed. Sometimes faster or slower than what you are doing will result in a better/dryer ride.
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It's a pontoon boat. No matter what you do to it, you still have a big flat deck supported by two or three pontoons, and cannot expect it to ride like a traditional monohull.
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Slow down or go out on a flat day
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Originally Posted by jobowker View Post
It's a pontoon boat. No matter what you do to it, you still have a big flat deck supported by two or three pontoons, and cannot expect it to ride like a traditional monohull.
Put on bigger and longer spray rails on hulls

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