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hillfan

RO# 25155

Posted - Feb 08 2007 :  13:02:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Check these videos out

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inkblue

RO# 24914

Posted - Feb 08 2007 :  13:15:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They are cooL!! But they still aren't very attractive...


"We own the boats we can afford; everything else is justification..."

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blouderback

RO# 24057

Posted - Feb 08 2007 :  13:29:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I never knew pontoon boats could turn. I've only ever seen them put-puting along in a straight line. But, now that I think about it, I guess they would HAVE to turn a little bit.

Makes me think about buying one for my next boat..... Nah, too "MiniVan-ish" for me.


-Bob-
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"Annabo": 2005 Larson Senza 206 w/5.0L Bravo III

Homeport: Chalfont, Pennsylvania Go to Top of Page

jbacchi

RO# 18970

Posted - Feb 08 2007 :  13:43:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Minimum age requirement for owning a pontoon boat is 59


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blouderback

RO# 24057

Posted - Feb 08 2007 :  13:49:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pontoons are cool if you want to cruise around the lake and have an on-the-water party with like 20 of your best friends. I guess there's a market for that, 'cause I see a lot of ads and reviews on them in boating mazagines. They're just not for me (at my age - maybe when I turn 59 I'll reconsider).

-Bob-
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"Annabo": 2005 Larson Senza 206 w/5.0L Bravo III

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inkblue

RO# 24914

Posted - Feb 08 2007 :  14:08:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've noticed from (heated) topics here that boating opinions and preferences is really about age. The older you are, the crankier your opinions and views get... LOL!



"We own the boats we can afford; everything else is justification..."

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drpete3

RO# 22165

Posted - Feb 08 2007 :  14:57:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Holy crap. I think that commercial was shot on the lake the i often use. I have heard theat they have a cabin on our lake and heard that they may have shot it in Grayling and I think it was.

BTW this summer a guy went haulin azz past me in a manitou. He was probably 70-75 and that boat was moving.



1989 226 Baja Islander

Homeport: Gaylord, MI Go to Top of Page

mx8

RO# 24359

Posted - Feb 08 2007 :  15:06:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"Sport handling Pontoon Boat"? Thats kinda like the "Grand Touring Yugo" from a while back.


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Kahuna

RO# 12514

Posted - Feb 08 2007 :  15:14:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I took a test ride on a 24' pontoon last summer that was powered by a Merc 8.1 IO with thru hull Captain's Call exhaust. It was 1st class and man did that thing fly!http://www.bethelmarine.com/home/gallery1.php

Tim Pierce

Edited by - Kahuna on Feb 08 2007 15:18:50

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AF

RO# 7267

Posted - Feb 08 2007 :  15:23:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
More Spam...I don't think this post will last to much longer, I'd bet the poster hillfan is is the same person who posted the "commercial" on youtube. Hillfan is from Lansing, "mmlansing" posted the video on youtube and the company is located in Lansing MI.

Adam


Adam

"If you're going through hell...keep going"

Edited by - AF on Feb 08 2007 15:48:11

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AF

RO# 7267

Posted - Feb 08 2007 :  15:27:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
With that, I hope les leaves this discussion because I would like to hear more about the handleing characteristics of pontoon boats.

Adam


Adam

"If you're going through hell...keep going"

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stmbtwle

RO# 7934

Posted - Feb 08 2007 :  15:31:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Inkblue is right... our preferences change with age. Pontoon boats have come a LONG way, though, and in most inland waters they're very practical. Good fishing platform, great party boat, comfortable ride, etc etc.

Some of them will MOVE, too... But they're still not very sexy.


Willie: Look Ma no paddle!

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inkblue

RO# 24914

Posted - Feb 08 2007 :  16:09:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
LOL.

Hillfan can advertise all he wants... I don't think anyone here is lining up to buy one.

They are just NOT chick magnets, hence they suck!



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Silverton_34

RO# 23572

Posted - Feb 08 2007 :  16:16:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Had a 24 FT Hurricane deck boat with a fiberglass hull and Yamaha 115HP. That baby would get up and go. Ran up and down the Florida West coast ICW between Ann Maria and Venice. Spent many hours in Sarasota bay using it for a swim platform. Also, beached many times for cookouts on the beach. Even used it to visit several ICW accessable restaurants for lunch. Enjoyed it for short day trips and exploring the local area canals.


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L Hall

RO# 1



Posted - Feb 08 2007 :  17:04:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Willie, you are right - it is spam.

Les Hall, ATC Forum Host

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blouderback

RO# 24057

Posted - Feb 08 2007 :  17:06:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Spam, but very interesting anyway.

-Bob-
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"Annabo": 2005 Larson Senza 206 w/5.0L Bravo III

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sabrejocky

RO# 12195

Posted - Feb 08 2007 :  17:26:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Spam? if I where still living in Alaska I would be hungry by now :)

Cor


"Pretty Penny"
1990 50' High Tech Euro
Wellington, Florida
You ain't much if you ain't Dutch

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bruceb

RO# 20429

Posted - Feb 08 2007 :  21:44:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


"Common sense is not very common"

Edited by - bruceb on Feb 08 2007 21:45:53

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drpete3

RO# 22165

Posted - Feb 09 2007 :  11:13:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have to say the first time that old guy cruised past me, I actually laughed and pointed him out to the others on my boat. If I remember correctly he was also pulling 2 tubes ot one point. I guess you had to be there to see it. I got a good laugh.


1989 226 Baja Islander

Homeport: Gaylord, MI Go to Top of Page

rray32539

RO# 9450

Posted - Apr 15 2010 :  16:28:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fifty nine is the minimum age to own a pontoon boat? Guess I'd better cancel my order for one then, I'm chronologically too young!

However...

My joints do not take kindly to boarding standard watercraft. One of the reasons I sold Diva was that it was getting much harder to make the transition from the dock to the boat. Needing the money for my parent's care was the primary reason, but knowing that enjoying the boat was getting harder every year made the decision to sell easier.

Since the Admiral has no desire to go out in the Gulf, and both of us have trouble with our knees, the pontoon was a no-brainer. And unlike the pontoons of a few years back, the new ones will move if properly engined.

I would hate to think there would be a bit of snobbery shown to an owner of a pontoon boat because...well he or she owns a pontoon boat. Inland waters are the places I will be, and I gave up go fast boats years ago.


"Never ask a man what kind of computer he drives. If it's a Mac, he'll tell you. If not, why embarrass him?" Tom Clancy

Richard and Laura Ray, Crestview, FL
Boatless, but looking!

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way577

RO# 7875

Posted - Apr 15 2010 :  20:56:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You dug-up a 3 year old thread to answer it today. Why ??.


Edited by - way577 on Apr 15 2010 21:00:13

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rray32539

RO# 9450

Posted - Apr 16 2010 :  10:14:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by way577

You dug-up a 3 year old thread to answer it today. Why ??.

Because I've been away from this board for three years. A search of the subject rendered this thread. Since there seemed to be a number of posts that either made fun of or called into question the bona fides of any boater who actually owned or operated a pontoon, I asked what I thought was a legitimate question.

Not all of us can afford, nor do all of us desire, a boat that costs upwards of six figures, can cruise between the states and the islands, or require a paid crew to operate. Some of us just want to have fun on the water.

As I said, I've been away for three years. I sold my Renken cuddy to help pay my parents medical bills. I can now own a boat again. If my choice of boat makes the majority of those who post here turn up their nose, the place must have changed. Maybe I don't belong here if that is the case. A pity, as it was a fun place to visit.


"Never ask a man what kind of computer he drives. If it's a Mac, he'll tell you. If not, why embarrass him?" Tom Clancy

Richard and Laura Ray, Crestview, FL
Boatless, but looking!

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In the know

RO# 20824

Posted - Apr 16 2010 :  10:25:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Did you think that possibly some of the replies were tongue in cheel because the priginal post was spam to begin with.

Besides, everyone knows that it is PWCs that are made fun of or call into question the bona fides of any boater who actually owns or operates a PWC.


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The enemy of society - the HUTAL

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gaineso

RO# 10303

Posted - Apr 16 2010 :  18:21:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And it was a 3 year old thread. You should have started a new one.


Live Free!! Die Well!!

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way577

RO# 7875

Posted - Apr 16 2010 :  18:34:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Maybe I don't belong here if that is the case. A pity, as it was a fun place to visit.
My GOD don't throw a hissy fit !!!. Do you need a group hug or something ??
I only asked why I didn't see no harm in asking.



Edited by - way577 on Apr 16 2010 18:35:15

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tugboat kevin

RO# 24998

Posted - Apr 16 2010 :  19:52:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
our local boat show was over 90 percent toons this year many have really scaled up in comfort and luxury with big 4 strokes pushing them i think the speed record is now around 130 with 1200 hp


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TarHeeLBoater

RO# 21997

Posted - Apr 17 2010 :  03:40:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Boats are like opinions one out there for every one.
( Don't Worry Be Happy) sung in Jamaican accent lol


the grass is always greener on the ceptic tank

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