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Old 01-03-2003, 02:31 PM
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Find a used JC TriToon!!! We have a 2000 30 Foot with a 350 Magnum I/O. This thing hauls ASS!! We can beat most speed boats on our lake with it. It has a 10' Sundeck on the back portion and if we take that off we gain 5 - 6 mph . They actually turn like a regular boat (they lean in, not out). We have pulled 3 skiers and you couldn't even tell they were there!!! They are hard to find used since nobody wants to sell theirs

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Cool! thanks OUtlaw
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I would go for a 3 logged pontoon
with a medium sized "eggbeater",
they get around pretty good in rough
water, you don't have to worry about
"dock bites", and if you go outboard,
no winterizing worries.
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That was my thinking. I have seen some pretty cool 'toons cheap. I want a hardtop for fun too. It could be fun!
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Summer O',
The Tri-toons are bad azz... we had one of those as our first pontoon and then we went on to the fiberglass Q-3 Carvel...
Personally, I would go with an aluminum pontoon such as the Tri-toon for the cost. Very fun boat for the money and it is something you will not be afraid to let someone else drive. The Bayliner's are horrible...> VERY WET RIDE... you constantly get spray from the underside and the Rinker's tend to be a rougher ride due to the more flat bottom. I would also suggest getting one with an outboard as opposed to an I/O, very little maintenance and you can run them all year long if you want to. These are just my opinions though...
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BTW, I HAVE A 2002 T/S TOP-GUN FOR-SALE I THINK YOU WOULD LOOK GREAT IN....
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I've heard that somehwere before.......
I agree I would look good in it!!

OK, so a tritoon it is.
Any better brand than another? tbone do you know of any for sale? Thanks!
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Check out the Godfrey Hurricane fundeck.....i bought one for my dad last year....19' long holds 12 people has a trihull bottom design and has a 305 I/O with a cobra outdrive. does 45mph with a full load of people and can still pull up a skier! The one i bought him was an 1987 and i got it for just under $6k I couldnt pass on that deal!
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OK, so a tritoon it is.
Any better brand than another? tbone do you know of any for sale? Thanks!
I'll look into it and see if I can find any for-sale around here...
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Wally- that sounds fun! I really don't want to do ANY maintenance though. If the motor blows up, bolt on a new one kind of thing.
I'm thinking of putting a hard top with a sundeck up top and a slide for the kiddo's!!
Maybe some black paint with flames would be cool too!
Try to imagine the movie Animal House, only with a pontoon boat instead of a lincoln! he he Big FUN!!!
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