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Old 10-26-2006, 01:34 PM
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Very sad. My pontoon boat rarely goes over 15 mph.



Mine barely goes 15mph.
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This is very sad... His wife is a teacher at my daughters school...
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This was not one of their high performance twin engine pontoons. It was powered by a single 225. A magazine was doing a series of boat tests and several builders were there. My builder took one with a 200 Honda,it ran 38 mph,I imagine low 40's on the Playcraft, My personal boat is a trilog w/150,runs maybe 34. Trilog pontoons lean out a little in a hard turn,but it's hard to imagine hooking like that. I never wear a vest or lanyard in my pontoon,always considered a pontoon to be the ultimate safe boat. In fact,I hardly ever see vests worn on any pontoon. This tragedy really makes you stop and think. Prayers to those involved.
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RIP. Prayers and condolences for the survivors.
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It kind of makes you think if they have exceed the speeds designed for pontoons. However, I am sure these builders have done extensive research on them.
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This popped up for-sale rather quickly...
http://www.offshoreonly.com/esvon/page-12978.html

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