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#4934157 - 06/02/10 10:09 PM Re: Pontoon boats and rough water? [Re: parttime]
fishingreg Offline

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 67
I came from 16 years of fishing 60 to 100 miles off the coast in my former boat a 26' Glacier Bay with twin 150's so most of these waves look small to me. I bought a 23' tri-toon when I got here becuase it seemed to be the closest thing to my cat down South. The ride is good and does not pound and I have not found waves big enough to spray up over the bow. I am on the water pretty much every weekend. It is a tri-toon and probably has more bow flotation than a 2 tube and I have a 150 on the back so I have a good bit of power but I love it and would take it out in anything my Dad takes his 22' offshore Hydra Sport in except I would not put it in salt water, it has too much to rust. Other than that, it is a great boat.

#4934181 - 06/02/10 10:14 PM Re: Pontoon boats and rough water? [Re: fishingreg]
tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish Online   content
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Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 12450
Loc: highland village/lake Lewisvil...
i have had my toon on the lake when estimated 40 winds came up with a storm, only time i was worried about waves coming over the front deck, but just trimmed it up and went on. its a 24 ft with the larger size pontoons. it will also go in 1.5 foot of water for when they are up shallow
I live with Fear everyday but sometimes she lets me go fishin

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#4934767 - 06/03/10 08:03 AM Re: Pontoon boats and rough water? [Re: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish]
Kahuna Offline
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Registered: 10/05/02
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Loc: Center of the Universe
My Tri-toon w/150 Merc does quite well, however I have no reason to go out when wind is over 25 anyway.
Lots of bullies in Texas, reckon where those kids learned it?

As President of the Procrastinators Club, I'll call this meeting to order one these days!

BTW, It's official UT sucks a whole lot!

#4935066 - 06/03/10 09:39 AM Re: Pontoon boats and rough water? [Re: Lead Pencil]
tiny Offline
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Registered: 01/15/03
Posts: 1059
Loc: Lake Keystone, Oklahoma
they're very hard on you when you're in rough water because you're a lot higher up off the water than you would be in a regular boat ... I thought they'd be really nice too, until I went out in one on a windy day ... that rascal threw me around like I was a rag doll

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#4942736 - 06/05/10 02:09 AM Re: Pontoon boats and rough water? [Re: juggin4cats]
txsrig Offline
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Registered: 07/31/06
Posts: 753
Loc: fort worth
Originally Posted By: juggin4cats
I have a 22' with a 90hp and I would have to say it pushes it very well and for the most part I have been satisfied with it. I have a friend that has a 40hp on a 20' and hates it and would give anything if he could go up in size. I would have to say NO less than a 90hp if your going out on large lakes.

Excellent advice! If you decide on a pontoon get the most motor you can afford. I also have a 90 horse and it was well worth the money. Been caught out in bad weather and it got us home just fine.

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