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Old 06-05-2018, 10:28 PM
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pontoon or tritoon for choppy waters

A buddy is looking to get a new toon and I have no clue about them but I know someone here will. Anyway he likes to go out to a sand bar where is it pretty choppy and neither of us know which would be best. Of course you ask the stealership what is best for that and somehow it always ends up being the most expensive thing there. thanks
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Old 06-05-2018, 10:57 PM
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Tri toon. I absolutely love it and it sliced through waves like nobodyís business.
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Old 06-06-2018, 08:26 AM
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The ride difference between a tritoon and pontoon is night and day.

A tritoon cuts right through chop. And it stays level much more than a pontoon does.

And you can go over 150 HP with a tritoon.
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Old 06-06-2018, 01:05 PM
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+3 to tritoon
I have ridden on both and a tritoon barely moves over waves
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Old 06-06-2018, 01:06 PM
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The ride difference between a tritoon and pontoon is night and day.

A tritoon cuts right through chop. And it stays level much more than a pontoon does.

And you can go over 150 HP with a tritoon.
Weíve got a 150 merc on our tri and I can go 36-40mph lol
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Old 06-06-2018, 01:16 PM
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Weíve got a 150 merc on our tri and I can go 36-40mph lol
20 years ago I would have never thought we'd have 40 MPH pontoon boats. And now we are seeing 60+ MPH pontoons.

My brother has a 250 Yamaha powered tritoon and it hits 42-44, sometimes even 45 or 46 in the right conditions.
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Old 06-06-2018, 01:18 PM
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20 years ago I would have never thought we'd have 40 MPH pontoon boats. And now we are seeing 60+ MPH pontoons.

My brother has a 250 Yamaha powered tritoon and it hits 42-44, sometimes even 45 or 46 in the right conditions.
It gets a little uncomfortable for me anything over like 32ish. Feels like itís going to take off lol. I remember when 50hp was a lot on a toon, now when Iím out in the MC I get passed by them going full tilt like Iím standing still
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Old 06-06-2018, 01:39 PM
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I remember when 50hp was a lot on a toon, now when Iím out in the MC I get passed by them going full tilt like Iím standing still
There's a guy on Lake Sunapee in NH that has a 26' double decker tri-toon boat with twin 300 outboards. Covi on this forum probably knows him.

There's another guy on Grapevine lake that has one too. They are massive, massive pontoon boats.
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Old 06-06-2018, 01:53 PM
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There's a guy on Lake Sunapee in NH that has a 26' double decker tri-toon boat with twin 300 outboards. Covi on this forum probably knows him.

There's another guy on Grapevine lake that has one too. They are massive, massive pontoon boats.
There is a Manitou tritoon on our lake (Devils Lake, MI) with twin 300s. It runs mid-60s.
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Old 06-06-2018, 02:38 PM
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There's a guy on Lake Sunapee in NH that has a 26' double decker tri-toon boat with twin 300 outboards. Covi on this forum probably knows him.

There's another guy on Grapevine lake that has one too. They are massive, massive pontoon boats.
I have a hard enough time with ours thatís only 22ft. Iíve been driving Mastercrafts my entire life and reallllly struggled with our pontoon at first. I canít imagine driving the bigger ones
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