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08-11-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By LILGUY

My local Ranger dealer does not carry the...

My local Ranger dealer does not carry the pontoons and is still locked down because of the virus. The 223s with a great trailer and merc 150 IS 49,372.00 PLUS TAX, Pontoons like RVs are hot this...
08-11-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By LILGUY

Bump

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08-04-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By LILGUY

Ranger Pontoons

Anyone have any experience with Ranger Pontoons and dealing with Bass Pro / Cabelas as a dealer.
08-04-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By LILGUY

Ranger Pontoons

Anyone have any experience with Ranger Pontoons and dealing with Bass Pro / Cabelas as a dealer.
09-20-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By LILGUY

Multifunction electronics

Shopping a tritoon. The South Bay 200 we like comes sans gps/depth/fish finder higher priced boats have, (Simrad).
What options do any here suggest for an add on system. Dealer suggests Hummingbird....
Forum: Great Lakes
09-19-2019, 03:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By LILGUY

I thought they all closed several years back. Two...

I thought they all closed several years back. Two I could shop did, west Chitown subs. Those are great discounts if youíre close.
Forum: Great Lakes
09-19-2019, 03:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By LILGUY

Iíve lived and boated on the chain for over 30...

Iíve lived and boated on the chain for over 30 years, 3 boats . The best service Iíve gotten is at Great Lakes Yachts. Bought my 2nd Bryant, not selling them now, from them and never looked back....
09-18-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By LILGUY

Merc 250

Do the Merc 250s come with power steering? How does this translate to a pontoon with seastar hydraulic system?
09-12-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By LILGUY

Which Merc 250

Negotiating a new 24 ft tritoon. Want a Merc 250 hp. There are multiple models and prices are all over the place depending on whose quoting.
What can anyone recommend in this application. All input...
09-09-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By LILGUY

My sorry, weíre moving from a Bryant Deck boat to...

My sorry, weíre moving from a Bryant Deck boat to a South Bay Tritoon.
09-08-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By LILGUY

I can add electric pump to make it full power...

I can add electric pump to make it full power steering. Itís what I have on all my earlier boats. Whatís the feel about this with the group?
09-06-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By LILGUY

Seastar Hydraulic steering

What exactly is it. Is it power steering or a hydraulic assist system? Itís what on a South Bay 24 ft Tritoon we are looking at. What does it offer in control? Thanks
03-08-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By LILGUY

Toon deck material

Looking at new Tritoons in the 75-100,000.00 range. 99% are built with multiple sheets of marine plywood in the deck.
Berkshire has several lines that use one full sheet of a composite material for...
01-20-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 919
Posted By LILGUY

Thank you all, I was thinking 200 hp +/- , the...

Thank you all, I was thinking 200 hp +/- , the boats I’m seeing at dealers have all the majors on them except Honda.
one other question, Suzuki has their 325 and 350 DF OB with counter rotating...
01-20-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 198,642
Posted By LILGUY

Wow, the price of garbage has sure gone up in the...

Wow, the price of garbage has sure gone up in the 30 years I’ve been boating. The point that gets lost IMHO is these are big expensive toys. If this happened to something covered by the NTSB they’d...
01-20-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 919
Posted By LILGUY

Thank you all. I figured service support was...

Thank you all. I figured service support was paramount. I felt if an entire industry was moving away from 2 stroke technology there must be a serious reason. Environmental issues probably playing...
01-19-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 919
Posted By LILGUY

Tritoon Outboard choice.

My only experience is with IO v8s in my previous 3 vhulls past 30 years. What can you recommend to power a 23-25 ft tritoon. Iím a retired import auto tech so v blocks donít intimidate me. Outboards...
01-19-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,938
Posted By LILGUY

Bump

Bump
01-19-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,938
Posted By LILGUY

My next question is Outboard engines. My only...

My next question is Outboard engines. My only experience is with IO v8s. What can you recommend to power a 23-25 ft tritoon. I’m a retired import auto tech so v blocks don’t intimidate me. Outboards...
01-16-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,938
Posted By LILGUY

We live close to the Chain of Lakes/ Fox River...

We live close to the Chain of Lakes/ Fox River system NW of Chicago. It’s hell on weekends but we have schedules that let us boat during the week. We trailered our previous boats, I was not one for...
01-15-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,938
Posted By LILGUY

Thanks you all. Some have composite decks, some...

Thanks you all.
Some have composite decks, some marine plywood. Preferences?

any manufacturers to stay away from?

All major OB motors as good as one and other?
01-14-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,938
Posted By LILGUY

V Hull to Tritoon.

Getting back into boating after 7 year hiatus. Had a cruiser and 2 open bow boats in the previous 30 years. I have grand children now and Iím looking at pontoons. Seem to give me more room to picnic...
08-10-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 655
Posted By LILGUY

Replacement tires

Are there any comparison studies of trailer tires? I have 6 year old Chinese Marathons on my single axle that I want to replace.
I would prefer info other than Carlisles are crap or Marathons are...
06-28-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By LILGUY

Tire life?

When should trailer tires be replaced. I have Goodyear Marathons on my 07 trailer. They look good but not sure I should base decision on looks alone.

Thanks
06-28-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By LILGUY

Cooling water pressure

I want to be able to monitor cooling water pressure in my 5.0/alpha Merc drive. I feel that would give one a better feel for the systems integrity(impeller failure).I got a 15psi Merc gauge and...
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