Lowe pontoon

Discussion in 'Boat Repair Help' started by catsmith1, May 30, 2006.

  1. catsmith1

    catsmith1 New Member

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    I am looking at buying a 24 foot Lowe Pontoon barge. It is in excellent shape as far as how it looks. Upholstry is great, carpet also. All guages seem to work fine. It needs the running lights worked on a little. The canopy is whole with no holes. I saw it in the water and have not seen it on the trailer.

    It has been either in a boat house or in a shop it's whole life except while running The Lake.

    What I need to know is, what else do I need to check?

    He is asking 8700 but would take less. I thought of offering him 7500 cash. What do yall think?
     
  2. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    What size/type engine? What year is it? Those are things to consider when purchasing it also.
     

  3. catsmith1

    catsmith1 New Member

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    1995, with a 70 hp johnson. Runs fine on the water. Trailer has a couple hundred mile on it.
     
  4. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

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    check Pontoons to see if filled with foam . If they are they punture easier and absorb water. Takes forever to dry out.
    Does it include the trailer? If so inspect wheels and bearings and axel. also do ppontoons rest on trailer or does center of boat support the weight when on trailer.
    How old are battteries?
    Lockable storage?
    Place for grill or built in coolers?
    Life vest included?
    Rod holders?
    Just somethings to concider
    good luck.
     
  5. catsmith1

    catsmith1 New Member

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    Pontoons ride on bunks is this good or bad?
    comes with never used original grill and mount and table and mount
    life vests included
    I tapped on the toons and they sounded empty
    The upholstry is spotless
    Carpet is good
    plywood deck is sound from underneath inspection