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Old 09-15-2009, 11:20 AM
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Default Wife wants Pontoon, I still need performance

I went boatless this whole summer, but am going to get another boat for next year. Hopefully find one over the winter.
My last two were a 23 stingray with 502 and a 288 sunsation w/ 500efi.
Wife likes the open space of a pontoon and I need performance.
I have browsed at e- ticket, trident, hallet, cheetah
Not against a conventional deck boat like a chapparel, but want performance and looks

Any suggestions on Performance deck boats or cats?
I want to stay under 25ft and will be buying used not new
I welcome all suggestions.
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You WON'T be happy unless she's happy! Check out Playcraft Xtreme pontoons to satisfy you both.
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A guy on my home lake has a "Powertoon". Not sure who makes it. It has a big block and runs mid 70"s

There are some out there with big horsepower running close to 90.
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I went boatless this whole summer, but am going to get another boat for next year. Hopefully find one over the winter.
My last two were a 23 stingray with 502 and a 288 sunsation w/ 500efi.
Wife likes the open space of a pontoon and I need performance.
I have browsed at e- ticket, trident, hallet, cheetah
Not against a conventional deck boat like a chapparel, but want performance and looks

Any suggestions on Performance deck boats or cats?
I want to stay under 25ft and will be buying used not new
I welcome all suggestions.
Im in the same boat as you. I got rid of my HTM and am looking for a fast deckboat. Placecraft makes a 22' cat deckboat ( cheap ), Cheetah also make super affordable boats as well. ( www.cheetah-boats.com ) . I want a nice 22 - 23 cat deck with like 900hp so i can have the best of both worlds.
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Tell her to get a job and buy her own toon
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LOTO shootout had a 91 mph pontoon boat....
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just buy a skater with big engines,you will never hear her complain
worked for me.
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A perfect choice. Paperwork and titled as 25 ft. (centerline)

Fiberglass pontoon.

Seating for 10, almost 80mph.
Reliable, turnkey....and i'm ready to deal as I got another deal going that's motivating this sale and it's located right here in Virginia on Smith Mt. Lake!!!!

http://www.performanceboats.com/html...ght=ultra+deck

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You can buy a beater Pontoon for $2-5K. Buy a performance boat and snag a 'toon as a spare. I was shopping for a beater Pontoon when I ran across my Mini-Hawk. I'll buy a Pontoon one day, but right now the MH is perfect for a quick & maintenance free trip out.
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A perfect choice. Paperwork and titled as 25 ft. (centerline)

Fiberglass pontoon.

Seating for 10, almost 80mph.
Reliable, turnkey....and i'm ready to deal as I got another deal going that's motivating this sale and it's located right here in Virginia on Smith Mt. Lake!!!!

http://www.performanceboats.com/html...ght=ultra+deck

pm if you got questions.
I can vouch for Dre's boat. I've seen it, driven it, and been on it many times. LOTS of nice custom touches. I want to mount a tiki-bar with high-back stools on the front end of it, but Dre won't let me.
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