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Lake_Tippy_Skier
06-03-2005, 10:35 AM
We just finished up building a pontoon for the owner of Forest River with a 496 Mag HO Mercruiser in it. We hit 64.6 on th gps with a full tank of gas and 2 people on board. Here are some pics.

Lake_Tippy_Skier
06-03-2005, 10:36 AM
and some more

Lake_Tippy_Skier
06-03-2005, 10:38 AM
and a few more

Lake_Tippy_Skier
06-03-2005, 10:43 AM
and some more

ski_king
06-03-2005, 10:52 AM
We just finished up building a pontoon for the owner of Forest River with a 496 Mag HO Mercruiser in it. We hit 64.6 on th gps with a full tank of gas and 2 people on board. Here are some pics.
Many questions come to mind..... but I guess the owner just wanted the biggest and baddest.....

About what would that thing retail for?
Is it safe at those speeds?

Lake_Tippy_Skier
06-03-2005, 11:01 AM
The boat was extremly Stable, Felt like 30mph, except for the wind in your face.

The motor alone cost us $20k, and that boat had a lot of extra electronics and stuff, my guess would be 60k to the retail customer for that boat

tex
06-03-2005, 11:05 AM
I have never footed behind a pontoon. My skiing :banana: is all excited!

Footin
06-03-2005, 11:19 AM
That's one bad arss party barge!

Ski-A-Rees
06-03-2005, 11:20 AM
I was thinking the same thing when I first read it! I have never barefooted behind a pontoon boat before. I bet you couldn't with the weird wake it most likely has.

Lake_Tippy_Skier
06-03-2005, 11:22 AM
yeah, the wake is really wierd, I've seen some manufactures put a wake board tower on thier pontoons....now what good would that do you if there isn't a wake to even jump????? :confused:

Zach S
06-03-2005, 11:33 AM
Pretty Cool, but its still a pontoon. :huh:

AirJunky
06-03-2005, 11:36 AM
Pretty Cool, but its still a pontoon. :huh:
Which means it'll hold like a dozen partiers & a pair of ski boats docked on either side! :cool:

Lake_Tippy_Skier
06-03-2005, 11:48 AM
with 8 passengers on board, we were running about 55 mph, not bad for a 25' pontoon huh?

jake
06-03-2005, 12:25 PM
Why??? Will welded and riveted aluminum hold up long term to that kind of torque and vibrations due to speed?

Tom023
06-03-2005, 12:33 PM
Pretty cool. Seems to be sitting a little heavy in the rear, wondering if you get a few too many people in the back what's it going to do?

Lake_Tippy_Skier
06-03-2005, 12:51 PM
Why??? Will welded and riveted aluminum hold up long term to that kind of torque and vibrations due to speed?


yes it will, we built a pontoon a few years ago with twin 250 mercs on it. It has been clocked at 84 mph out at lake of the ozarks. it has held up just fine.

tex
06-03-2005, 12:58 PM
I was thinking the same thing when I first read it! I have never barefooted behind a pontoon boat before. I bet you couldn't with the weird wake it most likely has.
If I'm footing behind a pontoon at 64mph-I'm not doing wake crossings!