Look out boaters

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by beetle, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. beetle

    beetle New Member

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    Just kidding! Well maybe not!LOL:wink: Picked up a new pontoon last Friday a 2009 Family Cast Master from Palm Beach Boats. Its a 22 footer with an Evinrude ETech 90hp. Has 2 live wells and a couple of fishing chairs and rod holders. Has a real nice layout. So far its rained every day but I did get it out between rain storms Saturday and ended up in the rain yesterday but I'm real pleased with it and my better half seems to like it too (despite the nasty weather)! So keep an eye out for this old long haired hippie on the water and let me know any tips or things to look out for with a pontoon.
     
  2. x smokin joe

    x smokin joe Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking boat, have fun.
     

  3. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    thats a good boat.. congrats...rollo
     
  4. catgetter1

    catgetter1 New Member

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    Great lookin toon, been lookin at BassPro's 19 footer.....Enjoy,,,,,,,,,,,,,,:wink:
     
  5. jason454ci

    jason454ci Active Member

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    Great lookin boat Beetle! It will look a whole lot better once ya get the first coat of slime on her.
     
  6. KatfishKyle

    KatfishKyle New Member

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    Nice lookin boat beetle, congrats!
     
  7. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    nice boat,congrats on it.
     
  8. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Roger, congratulations on the new boat :cool2:.
     
  9. hawk

    hawk New Member

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    nice looking rig you have there beetle
     
  10. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    toons are nice my fishing partner has one and only thing id sugest is make sure you have enough anchor.they catch a lot more air than a regular boat and catch more water to.
     
  11. Sunburn

    Sunburn New Member

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    a boat something like that too. If there is a single chink the armor that I see it might be those tires on the trailer. And believe me I mean this as a friend, KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR TIRE PRESSURE in those little tires! And understand that those tires are only rated for a max of 65 MPH under best conditions. I've had enough tire failures on boat trailers, travel trailers, utility trailers that I've learnd most of this the HARD way. Always carry at least one spare also. Those small tires turn many more times per mile than bigger tires and build up heat VERY fast. Hence the need to watch pressures. Just five lbs less than needed and POW! And if you're like me, I know you'd much rather be fishin than sitting along side the road dealing with blown up tires. Didn't mean to preach, but I wasn't kiddin about learning these things the hard way. he he he. Have fun and enjoy your new toy! Be safe!
     
  12. 72hdflh

    72hdflh New Member

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    Nice boat, congrats. Pontoons are real nice to fish from, just a pain to trailer around because of the width. If I had someplace that I could leave one in the water for the season I would definately have one.
     
  13. RamRod

    RamRod New Member

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    Nice toon beetle, thanks for sharing and looking forward to seeing some fish caught from her!
     
  14. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    nice rig , I have an older one & they are great to fish out of
     
  15. jerryb

    jerryb New Member

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    Nice setup... Spending the night on a 'toon waiting for the big kitty has got to be heaven!
     
  16. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    Nice rig. Make sure if you trailer it that you go to the side where the wind will pin the boat to the dock. It's not fun trying to control the beast when the wind is pushing it away.

    Side curtains on 2 or 3 sides and a propane heater make for a cozy time on a cold day.

    Propane grills are great on a toon.

    If you want to anchor and not move..... sell the boat. Seriously, they are difficult to control in the wind. My best advise in a good breeze is to anchor broadside (lake only) and put both anchors out the same side.

    Good luck, be safe and have fun!

    Shawn
     
  17. Salmonid

    Salmonid New Member

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    Good deal man! Glad it cam ein finally. Let us know how the maiden voyage goes and then give me a shout when you want to head out of Tanners and maybe Ill take my boat with me and can hang around you as we fish to make sure all goes wel. Nothing like having somene close to you on the big river the first few times on the river for safety reasons.

    Salmonid
     
  18. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Sweet rig Roger. I haven't fished from one much, but i like the space for important stuff like grills, air beds, coolers and possibly even another person.:smile2: