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Old 03-15-2006, 10:50 AM
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There are pontoon boats and then there are performance pontoon boats. Playcraft has set the standard for performance pontoons. The first time I saw them at a boat show thought the sales guy was full of chit when he said it would run 50MPH. I had owned several pontoons before and was tired of taking all day to make a trip, so was intrigued at the thought. Well after testing a couple of other makes made an appointment to test a Playcraft. The dealer told me to make sure I came down on a weekend to appreciate the ride. So we did, boy what a ride. Incredible, and fast. And a real 50MPH on my GPS. Mine is a 1998 26 ft. with a 200 EFI Merc. The newer 4 strokes are somewhat quieter and more fuel efficient, but not as fast. I've lost count of the number of people that have ridden on mine then went out and bought one.
Couldn't agree more - especially the ride on a rough water weekend at LOTO. I just bought another new one w/ 275 Verado - runs 53mph, extrmemly quiet and is very fuel efficient. Fits in real nice with the Sea Ray, wave runners, etc. for lake house guests.
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Old 03-15-2006, 12:42 PM
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I have a 28' Bennington with a 350 Mag / Bravo 3 and it has been a great second boat. It runs 45mph (they have a 496ho option that is supposed to run 63mph) has a full wet bar with a fridge, BBQ, and is rated for 20 people. For hanging out partying it can't be beat.
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Old 03-15-2006, 04:11 PM
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platcraft, worked on one that set the pontoon boat speed record at lake of the ozarks nice boat handles better then most v hulls ***** to work on the motor though

http://www.ozarkinternet.net/shoot05...competitor.htm

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Old 03-15-2006, 06:03 PM
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it was two yrs ago
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Old 03-15-2006, 06:44 PM
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Here are some pics of my Bennington...

Wet bar with fridge...



Helm...



Boat & Trailer...





Dogs like it as well...



I added a swim step since the pics were taken, which I would reccomend.
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