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Old 01-21-2007, 04:52 PM
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Default Deck boat vs. Pontoon boat?

Just spent the day on a buddy's Hurricane deck boat and it was a beating! Boat was a wet ride, ran 50 mph but steering sucked at low and high speeds. The wind would rip the boat 180 degrees in a second at idle.

Are pontoon boats any better?


I have never been on either and thought the deck boats would be a better ride but after today I am not so sure.
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Old 01-21-2007, 05:55 PM
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steering sucked at low and high speeds. The wind would rip the boat 180 degrees in a second at idle.

Are pontoon boats any better?.
Have family friend that rents pontoon boats and they are pretty much what you described.
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Old 01-21-2007, 07:14 PM
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Mine does none of those things and runs upper 40s. Steering is what I would call heavy but it's a pontoon. It's not wet at all and the wind doesn't do anymore to it than my Baja. If I had to pick one I'd pick the pontoon
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I'm a lake guy most of the time and I have a pontoon boat. I've taken quite a few waves over the bow / front end. A 2 footer can destroy anything in it's path.
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One of the worse things I have seen was a 21' pontoon get flipped over backwards when it turned into the wind. A storm was coming in on the lake and when the pontoon came around the bluff, the wind got in between the pontoons and lited it over backward. With 5 people on board. I will never own a pontoon after seeing that.
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