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Old 02-03-2019, 05:52 PM
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I have a 18' pontoon. It has 19" logs, I can carry four people with gear but would like to carry 6 and maybe go up a few hp with my outboard. I have a 40hp now. The 23" logs I found are 1000. What advantages would I get buying the 23" logs at 18ft long
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I have dropped both 19" and 23" logs. No question, the 23" was much more better. Sorry I could not resist.
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It only took him 92 post until he realized everyone on this forum sucks. And he never even got to the Bilge! CLASSIC!!!

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Dat bawwww is mad at y’all about not caring about his logs?

I know nothing about logs other then the shit show I witness in the Destin Harbor and Crab Island all summer.
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If you put all 4 logs under there, how many fat chicks can you carry?
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As far as buoyancy, you may have to do a bit of math and get some displacement numbers. Calculate tube volume, weight of water, etc. Figure out how much additional displacement you gain and see if it will support your desired payload.
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I have a 18' pontoon. It has 19" logs, I can carry four people with gear but would like to carry 6 and maybe go up a few hp with my outboard. I have a 40hp now. The 23" logs I found are 1000. What advantages would I get buying the 23" logs at 18ft long
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Moving from 19” to 23” pontoons should give you about a 30-40% jump in capacity, depending on how much heavier the new pontoons are. (It’s 45% more volume but will be adding at least some new weight.)

You could also cut down on the load if you find you’re running heavy. Just ask your guests questions, and if they don’t answer right away throw them off the boat in frustration and leave forever.
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I want answers rfn!!!!!
just spit coffee all over my keyboard.

i cant tell if that second post ... the one where wheeler goes all Frank Costanza ... is for real or for dramatic effect. If it's for real, that escalated pretty quickly, no?

I'd offer some helpful advice but ive never stepped foot on a pontoon.

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I'd keep the 19's and mount one of them 23's in the center so when you cut hard port you really lean into that turn, like a true performance boat.
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Do you plan to fish offshore with this rig....if so the 19" would be faster but the 23" would just eat up the 2-3' Gulf chop......may want to get rough water package added as well....lots good advice here....
How far offshore with a pontoon?
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