Bought a pontoon

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Re: Bought a pontoon

Postby Steve » May Sat 16, 2015 7:08 am

It's my first pontoon so I'm not sure what I'll use. It has a Navy anchor that came with it. I suppose it would also have a lot to do with what kind of bottom the water you're fishing has.

Heatman: I'll be checking out that forum as well. The 10% off will make a big difference when I order my new seats. Thanks!
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Re: Bought a pontoon

Postby Greg2ha » May Sat 16, 2015 10:52 am

Nice unit, looks like many years of fun. Congrats!
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Re: Bought a pontoon

Postby Hookem » May Sat 16, 2015 9:20 pm

Very Nice .....Now Its Time to Slime it Up !!!!!!!!
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Re: Bought a pontoon

Postby Steve » May Sun 17, 2015 6:32 am

Well I had my first let down. The rear seats and armrests were too far gone to save. I went ahead and pulled them out so they wouldn't damage the floor and carpet. I guess I better sell another gun or some planes so I can buy new seats. I priced everything out and even after I replace all the seating and console I will still be around $4500 for the boat. Still a good deal. I still plan to try and save the rest as I want to fish not do a restoration this summer. I'll deal with the console in the off season.
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Re: Bought a pontoon

Postby jimmycrown » May Sun 17, 2015 8:20 am

gotta love a good project. you might want to look at cabelas bargin cave they have a few trolling motors on clearance
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Re: Bought a pontoon

Postby Yooper » May Mon 18, 2015 6:44 am

Nice project. I scored a lot of the stuff for mine used or auction style. I think it's fun especially when you can build the new stuff how ever you want. Have fun. Try not to spend too much money...
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Re: Bought a pontoon

Postby Steve » May Mon 18, 2015 7:29 am

I plan to keep the price as low as possible. I won't go with plywood bases though. The poly are worth the extra cost in my eyes as the bases won't rot. The main thing I need is a trolling motor. Then it's a fish finder. I'm thinking Helix 5 SI. Seats are last. I can always use lawn chairs for this season. I have to have my priorities straight. That means setting it up for fishing first!
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Re: Bought a pontoon

Postby Steve » May Tue 26, 2015 8:14 am

I need a bit of help. How do you drain a live well? It would make sense to me that you remove the overflow tube and it would drain most of the water out. Am I correct in my thinking? TIA
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Re: Bought a pontoon

Postby princecraft » May Tue 26, 2015 9:42 am

Removing the overflow tube should do it. In my case I also have a switch that I have to open.
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Re: Bought a pontoon

Postby iceman7668 » May Tue 26, 2015 3:49 pm

I found it better to not replace the furniture on my old pontoon boat. It was easier to bring lawn chairs with me when I went out. It also seems when I had furniture, the seats were never in the right place for where I wanted to sit when I was fishing. A movable chair made it easier for me. My boat was not made for fishing so maybe your boat is set up better than mine was.
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