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Old 02-27-2014, 08:52 AM
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That is a great build. You should be very proud of that toon. I really like the way you went about it........... AWESOME

Be sure to keep us posted on the build in the future, Bill
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:45 AM
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Thanks guys for all the complements.

For this summer I think she staying the way it is. Right after x-mas the wife and I were almost killed buy a semi going to the cabin. We both looked at each other and said we need a bigger/safer vehicle. With building a pole shed at the cabin this spring/summer and now doing a 12v cummins swap into a excursion I think I will be pushing my luck to get the LS1 into the pontoon.

Maybe late fall when things settle down.
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Wow, cool build and a great job.

I love fab threads.
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Great build! Great job of scavenging parts, too.

For those who don't know it, pontoons are the hottest selling boats now, and are literally saving the boating industry.

I love the hydrofoil idea, and that you gained a whopping 10 mph. That's huge, especially for a device so simple and inexpensive.

Keep us posted!

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Not to take away from you cool build but long as the thread is on pontoon boats i will add this link. I was reading about this company in Professional Boatbuilder magazine .

Kind of a new twist to a pontoon boat. . Not really my cup of tea for a Toon as it lacks a a lot of utilitarian and ease of care that we need down in SW Florida with our saltwater and rain. But something different none the less.

They are also building a 180 hp electric outboard,

http://www.jonesboysboats.com/invent...oon-jones-boys
http://www.blakesmarine.com.au/campi...tric_motor.asp

Great job on your toon . I love the innovation and resourcefulness.
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Originally Posted by turbom700 View Post
Thanks guys for all the complements.

For this summer I think she staying the way it is. Right after x-mas the wife and I were almost killed buy a semi going to the cabin. We both looked at each other and said we need a bigger/safer vehicle. With building a pole shed at the cabin this spring/summer and now doing a 12v cummins swap into a excursion I think I will be pushing my luck to get the LS1 into the pontoon.

Maybe late fall when things settle down.
Good luck with the swap! I'd love to have one one day.
There is one for sale in VA: http://www.emautos.com/inventory.asp...size=50&sold=0
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Badass, What lake were you on labor day?
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Originally Posted by professor_speed View Post
Badass, What lake were you on labor day?
Gull lake where my cabin is. (cabin is not actually on gull lake cant afford that)




Thanks guys for all the kind words. I really appericate at it. Boat came out of storage on Tuesday, drove it up to my cabin and managed to get it stuck in the snow. Last night and today we managed to get 6-10" of snow so I'm off to the cabin tonight to knock the snow off the boat cover so it wont cave in.

Been making some progress on my 12v excursion build.


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any updates?
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Old 05-29-2014, 10:20 AM
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On the boat or the excursion. lol

Not much has been happen on the boat besides using it. Had to replace the trim cylinders and lines last weekend, burned a good 30 gallons thru it. Really need to get a new lower pitch prop for it thou

Excursion is slowly getting there.
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