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    Pontoon boat

    Hey guys I'm in austraila and most of the pontoon boats I'm looking at are all made in the USA can anyone tell me the good and bad brands to buy looking at a 25ft with 115hp cruise. Any help would be great. Cheers matt


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    Pontoon boats are all pretty much created equal in my mind... I have a 73 Sylvan with a 73' Evinrude 65 that runs like a top... top speed 17 mph...lol
    It's all about the engine and the accessories for me with a pontoon... my accessories include lots of lawn chairs and a portable mp3 player...

    On a side note if it's gonna be in salt water i do recommend making sure that the logs are rated or coated for such use. My boat spent it's life on a fresh water lake year round and the logs are pretty pitted, but still float so i am not stressing. Maybe next year i will coat them with something to make sure that they last a few more decades...

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    Thanks for that yes will be on saltwater but will have a trailer for it so I can leave it at home.

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    Well as you know all pontoons are made of Alum. So salt water will take it's toll. Most of the American made ones come from the State of Missouri. Some very good & well know brands that stand the test of time are. Sun Tracker, Q3, Bennington, Sylvan, Lowe Good Luck. Ps. I have a 2000 Sun Tracker with a inboard/outboard 120 hp. Only about 25 to 30 top speed. However can hull safely 15 people

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    Great info thanks

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    Hurricane makes a pontoon like boat It may be a thing to consider. Also google 100mph pontoon boats. They are bad ass. Tahoe brand make ones that fly and have 3 pontoons if that's ur thing. I often thought a pontoon boat would be great. Take friends the boat and the ski to the water for the day!!!

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    100mph can not have a boat faster than my ski lol

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    A friend of mine has a Bennington and it is a surprisingly well built boat. This coning from a guy that builds machines for a living. 4 stroke Yamaha outboard is nearly silent.

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