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I'll get you a new horn shipped tomorrow! Anyone else have issues? I'll get with the mfg and see what's up!

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Jim, that's not necessary. You have been more than generous about returns and standing behind your products with me. I think its like fatdaddy said, it needs to be installed with the opening facing back, especially on a tritoon w/a 150 hp merc run on big water.
I'll order and buy another one and install it facing back. If that one dies, well, then maybe I'll take you up on your offer.
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After my oggahh horn broke...I installed the one I bought from PS and it died as well...I had them facing forward and I think they both just got water logged...I installed a new one facing towards the rear of the boat and it has been working great!!
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I'll get you a new horn shipped tomorrow! Anyone else have issues? I'll get with the mfg and see what's up!

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Bummer!
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I did and I put mine in approximately the same spot as yours.
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Thanks SCeman!

Did you get the horn from here as well?
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Ditto everything Nathan and Tex said.
My horn ceased working our 2nd or 3rd time out.
Every now and then my kids get a pathetic honk out of it, but rarely and when they do, I wish they hadn't.
 
 
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thanks Nathan. It sure makes us feel a little better while at the lake... especially my daughter.
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I was talking about Your dog flag. it is a great tribute to your fallen friend.

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Thanks Tx! I swam her over 3 times to pee. She refuses to whiz on the new toon!


Nathan,

thanks not sure which flag you were talking about if it is the dog flag well that is bittersweet....

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but she is always "sailing" with us now...

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sweet pictures!! I love the flag! great to see you enjoying your pontoon.
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The Dog has my idea of a day on the lake. A little swim and then sleep under the bimini!
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Well we got back out Saturday! Finally! It was awfully hot so we just went a mile or so to our favorite coved and anchored for 5 hours...

I gave THE FLOATER a good cleaning, she really needed it!

Only issue is my horn stopped working... Haven't even hardly used it.... I need to run a jumper straight from the battery to bypass the switch, but I would hope it isn't the switch.

I went ahead and opened up the lower unit plug to check for metal shavings luckily there weren't any so I will be messing with the linkage next. The LU oil was black as night and not a sign of milkiness!

I will keep you updated.










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Similar to this but do both sides and pull the trailer out....

Thanks Cuda!

On another note, I re-carpeted all my trailer bunks yesterday, and they turned out great. I normally keep the boat in a covered storage yard about a block from the boat ramp I use on Lake Oconee. My original plan was to put the boat in the lake and leave it at the dock, then drive back to the storage spot and do the bunks there with the boat off the trailer. But I decided to give it a whirl in the yard with the boat on the trailer instead. I used a floor jack with a 2x4 standing on top of it to lift the front of a toon. Then put a bottle jack on top of a cement block and lifted the rear of a toon. Snatched out one bunk at a time and recovered them right in the yard. It went really smooth and only took a couple of hours

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The way I did mine was to build a support for the back out of 2 patio ties planted in the yard with a 2x lumber pad on top of each one that was carefully aligned to be the height of the stern stringers and catch 3 with the tongue all the way down. I rolled the trailer over this and jacked up the tongue. This lifted the stern off the trailer. Run the tongue up as far as you can get it (blocking the tongue at the top of the jack, adding a block under the jack and going higher). Then I used a 10' 4x4 to support the bow on blocks wider than the trailer so I could lower the tongue and pull the trailer out. (you will need to take off the guide ons) Use another 2x under the toon on top of the 4x4 to spread out the load.
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He has a float on trailer it just lowers it down.... there are some tips on here about getting them off a bunk trailer lets see if I can find them.
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In the picture where your brother blocked up his pontoon, what was his method for jacking it up an pulling the trailer out? 

Kyle in Tallahassee.  Thread started called "pontoon advice"

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I had the same issue with a 70 hp Johnson it ended up being the bolt under the carbs. it kept backing out. I started carrying something to retighten it when it came lose.
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I'm zero help on the reverse issue, but wanted to say great picks. Glad to see someone's enjoying their boat.
I may finally get mine wet this week.
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We are in southeast Texas, not far from Beaumont. Probably a two hour drive from Surfside. Holler if you come this way.
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Thanks TX. Hoping linking does it as well. Eagles are slowly heading south maybe they'll make it to TX one day Where in the great state are you? We sometimes go to Surfside Beach for Vacation if our usual Alabama beach has something wrong with it.
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Really nice pics! Looks like entire family(or those that were there) had a ball.


Hope the problem is minor. Sometimes the shift linkage adjustment can cause an incomplete shift, causing the chatter. Not a mechanic mind you, but in a previous life    I had to deal with a lot of outboard motors and their kinks. I miss seeing the eagles when I would go north.
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Well we got it out again Most of the kids and my daughters best friend and her husband and baby. BUT reverse is acting up. Loading up the last time out it started chattering when I put it into reverse. There wasn't the usually hookup you like to hear. I tested it on the hose when we got back and it sounded fine. So the minute its backed into the lake it starts to chatter again when put into reverse! Admiral was getting ticked and I said we don't NEED reverse! I got out onto the trailer and in 2 tries of backing and braking and me pushing she slid right off. Forward works fine. We made it work all day without reverse. I didn't want to jack with it on the water so I still need to look at it as I ran out of time before we headed back home on Sunday. Here are some pics though. We ended up beaching for almost 3 hours and for the last hour we had a bald eagle land in a tree 70 yards away. He stayed there the whole time. I was able to get within 30 yards for a great picture!

So what do you guys think? Remember this LU is a used one I bought 3 years ago so one full season as I was out of commission all of last year. I am going to check the linkage first as it may have gotten jacked when we were man handling the motor on Memorial day weekend.











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Thanks Texas! It was almost worth the year wait!
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I have been catching up and following your progress. It looks just fine and I know you must be happy. Pulling the Grand kids on tubes and skis is my plan as well.
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Originally posted by Cannonman Cannonman wrote:

Congratulations! You put a lot into it and now you are going to see the reward. It looks like you really had a lot of fun and wore out those kids. Great Job!
 
LOL yeah from the 32 to the 8 year old kids! Oh yea and the Admiral as well at some point...
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Congratulations! You put a lot into it and now you are going to see the reward. It looks like you really had a lot of fun and wore out those kids. Great Job!
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Woooooooooooooooh hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooow! :nana :nana :nana 3:39 Saturday launch damn rain! It was fantastic though! We were out for 3 hours Saturday and way over 6 on Sunday. Man what a day! Coming in on Saturday as I was jockeying to load on the trailer my left turns started jamming OH NO! Brand new transom cracked on the outside board what the *inappropriate language not permitted*, 3 hours and bad! Admiral was ready to pack it in forever! Well I couldn't have done it without my guests and my bro and his bro inlaw, but we replaced that transom in 5 hours! Thank god for my scrap PS plywood! :nana :nana :nana Trying to heft a 500+ pound motor on the fly was interesting but we did it. I actually lowered where I drilled the hole for the top bolt seemed to work fine on Sunday. Made a 54 mile round trip to the closest REAL beach at my arm of the lake. After I pulled up to the beach another toon pulls up and hollers CRAIG! Capt Redbeard! Kenneth spotted THE FLOATER and followed me in. It was great meeting him and his toon looks great that thing was set up for everything! He even had a playpen on it and the kids were sound asleep with all the beach commotion. The best part was my grandaughter was saying there was no way she would ever get on the tube, well my wonderful daughter talked her into it "really slow papa and no turns!".... :alright :alright :alright Then she went with her mom and let me go faster and start swinging her a little, I can't wait till next trip. The new load guides from PS were fantastic! one shot and on! :nana Sunday we had to use our backs and bump it over 2 inches, but we were loading 2 wide which we have never done before. Thanks for everyones help! What a relief I was letting out woops the whole weekend. The only bummer was no speed gain. I hear water in the toons but haven't addressed it. I hit 20 with 9 people and 18 with 11. Not complaining just hoping for more. On the way back on Sunday everyone was out except me that made me smile as a successful trip. BTW the cooler flip flop is awesome holds way over 100 beverages to start the day.... :drink4 :drink4 :drink4 The slope were I park the toon is perfect for the drain, unplug it and drains right under the rail! Here are some quick pics

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Thanks good luck to us all!
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Congrats on your completed work, she's looking good, I hope your return to the water is as good as The Floater looks. I've got a lot done on mine over the last weekend and down to the fine details of reconecting checking, setting up and checking again. Still need to correct a sway back trailer. If all goes well Saturday is my target day for our maiden voyage.
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Thanks guys! Lets just hope it ends up the good way and not in divorce!
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