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Can a Pontoon Boat Flip Over?

Even though pontoon boats are some of the most stable boats on the water, it is technically possible that a pontoon boat could flip over. That said, this would be very rare and it is by no means easy to flip a pontoon boat. What Could Flip Pontoon Boats? Pontoon boats float on top of…

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Harris Grand Mariner 250 Pontoon Boats Review

Harris makes some of the highest end, top of the line pontoon boats in the industry. The Grand Mariner 250 is a performance machine with luxury and features to spare. What Is it The Harris Grand Mariner 250 is a pontoon built to merge performance and luxury with an all around well performing pontoon that…

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How to Mount a Trolling Motor on a Pontoon Boat

Yes, you can mount a trolling motor on your pontoon boat to make it an even more effective fishing boat, but you’re going to want to choose a 24-volt, 80-lb thrust trolling motor. This is an important factor to keep in mind when you’re looking to do this for two reasons. One, many fishing barges…

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Regency 250 LE3 Review

Arguably the most popular pontoon boat in Regency’s lineup, the 250 LE3 is a high quality, high-class boat with a lot of great features What Is it Also available in the Regency 250 LE3 sport edition that has a handful of minor differences, the Regency 250 LE3 is a solid merging of luxury, comfort and…

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Tubing Behind a Pontoon Boat

Pontoon boats have a reputation for being slow compared to things like ski boats and making sports like water skiing and tubing impossible, but that is not the case. Tubing behind a pontoon boat is possible provided your engine has the horsepower to manage the weight in the boat and being towed, your tube is…

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Avalon Excalibur Pontoon Boat Review

Avalon is known for making high end and luxurious pontoon boats and even by their standards, the Excalibur is a top of the line pontoon boat. What Is it Avalon makes several versions of their Excalibur model which include: These are all variations on the same basic model. The differences come in overall length of…

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Colorado XT Pontoon Boat Review

The Classic Accessories Colorado XT is an inflatable pontoon designed for fishing that offers a sturdy build and some interesting features. What Is it Classic Accessories offers a handful of fishing pontoons and their Colorado XT fits nicely between their Colorado model and their Colorado XTS model. It’s a mid-range inflatable in terms of price,…

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Sun Tracker Party Barge 18 DLX Review

Sun Tracker has been making its line of Party Barge pontoon boats for a few years now. The Sun Tracker Party Barge 18 DLX is arguably the entry level model with some solid features. What Is it Sun Tracker didn’t pick the Party Barge name by accident. One of the biggest draws for pontoon boats…

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Harris Solstice 250  Review

Harris has been making boats for decades now and their Solstice models offer luxury and versatility for boaters with and without families. This feature rich pontoon boat can offer an unforgettable boating experience if you can choose the right package. What are the Harris 250 Solstice Pontoon Boats  The Solstice 250 is a solid family…

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Princecraft Vectra 21 RL Review

Princecraft has a modest line of pontoon boats but their Vectra line are some of the best available in terms of versatility and features. The 21 RL, which stands for rear lounger, offers a lot of functionality for fishing, family outings, and more.  What Is it What you might call an entry-level pontoon for those…

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17 of the Best Pontoon Boat Brands

There are numerous brands of pontoon boats on the market today. This goes to show just how far pontoons have come in the last several decades. There was once a time when pontoons were a very overlooked type of boat that lacked much of the versatility they feature today. Advances in pontoon technology have allowed…

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Harris Crowne SL 270 Review

When it comes to luxury pontoon boats, Harris has a lock on what they’re doing. They didn’t name it the Crowne by accident. Let’s take a look at some of what makes this boat stand out.  What Is it? Harris makes some really high end pontoons and the Crowne SL 270 is one of their…

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Sun Tracker Bass Buggy 16 XL Review

Sun Tracker’s Bass Buggy line of pontoon boats has been a hit with anglers for years now and their latest model keeps the trend going with some great features and a great value. What Is it? You can tell with a name like “Bass Buggy” that we’re not dealing with something like a ski boat…

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Sea-Doo Switch Review

Sea-Doo has entered the pontoon boat game with their very new and still hard to get Sea-Doo Switch models. What Is it: The Sea-Doo Switch is as close to a game changer in the world of pontoon boats as you’re likely to have seen in the last 20 years thanks to the fact it operates…

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How Much Does a Pontoon Boat Weigh?

Because pontoon boats can range in size from mini pontoons of around 8 feet by 4 feet all the way up to 30 foot pontoons, the average weight can be a little misleading unless you set some more strict rules for what you’re considering. If we ignore the mini pontoons and focus on medium sized…

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310 Pontoon Boat Names

Deciding on a boat name is not always an easy task, and that’s also the case with naming a pontoon boat. Funny boat names are often the most popular, but if you’re an angler then maybe you want a specific fishing boat name. If your pontoon is a party boat, maybe you want an alcohol…

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How to Winterize a Pontoon Boat

There are a handful of steps you need to take to prepare your pontoon boat for winter that include prepping your engine, getting the boat clean, removing all the gear and equipment, lubricating your fittings, running antifreeze through the lines and more. Because it can be such an in-depth process you may be tempted to…

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How to Anchor a Pontoon Boat

Anchoring a pontoon boat is slightly different than anchoring other kinds of boats and it may throw you off. Proper anchoring of a pontoon boat requires positioning your pontoon correctly and also having a good understanding of the depth of the water you’re in. Because pontoons are so much more buoyant than most other kinds…

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How Much Is a Pontoon Boat?

Pontoon boats, like most other kinds of boats, can cover a remarkably wide range of prices from as low as $12,000 to as much as $400,000. With such a huge range to cover, there are a lot of variables that go into determining figuring out pontoon boat price. What is the Range of Pontoon Prices?…

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What is a Pontoon Boat?

Pontoon boats are flat decked, recreational boats that rely on air-filled tubes called pontoons to achieve buoyancy in the water. Traditional pontoons use a pair of pontoon tubes located on either side of the boat under the deck to achieve stability and buoyancy. Some models may have a third tube located under the center of…

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Tritoon vs Pontoon: Key Differences

Tritoon boats are a kind of pontoon boat that has three pontoon tubes rather than the standard two tubes you’ll find in a traditional pontoon. There are some key differences between the two that are worth understanding, especially if you’re considering purchasing one. Appearance In general, above the pontoons, you’re not likely to notice any…

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Can a Pontoon Boat Go in the Ocean?

The answer to this question is yes, you can take a pontoon boat in the ocean. In fact, some modern pontoon boats with things like V-frame construction, tritoons and more durable materials may be fairly adept at handling open waters and strong enough to hold their own in the chop if you head out with…

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5 Fastest Production Pontoon Boats

The fastest commercially available pontoon boats in the world will be able to reach speeds of around 60 to 78 miles per hour. This is rare for a pontoon boat and most do not achieve speeds anywhere near this fast. How Fast Do Modern Fast Pontoon Boats Go? Any pontoon boat that can pull over…

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Can a Pontoon Boat Sink?

Yes, pontoon boats are capable of sinking. Please don’t go boating on a pontoon boat under the mistaken impression that they are incapable of being sunk. That said, a pontoon is also a very safe and reliable kind of boat. They offer great stability and in most circumstances they will hold up better than other…

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Deck Boat vs Pontoon Boat: Key Differences and Similarities

When it comes to versatile boats that are ideal for family outings, fishing, cruising and more, you may find yourself eyeing both deck boats and pontoon boats. They offer a lot of the same benefits and features, but they’re definitely not the same thing. A pontoon boat is, first and foremost, a boat that uses…

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How Fast Does a Pontoon Boat Go?

Pontoon boats are not really built for speed. That’s something to understand right off the bat. Of course, boaters being who they are, people have rigged up some really fast pontoon boats over the years and you’d be surprised at just how fast some can go. But most manage a more leisurely pace. So how…

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How to Drive a Pontoon Boat

Pontoon boats tend to be very easy to drive compared to some other boats out there. Maybe that’s why they are enjoying a surge in popularity these days in the boating world. They offer a lot of perks at a pretty reasonable price overall. But just because they’re relatively easy to manage doesn’t mean there’s…

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11 Best Pontoon Boats for 2022

While pontoons may not give you the adrenaline-pumping action of center console boats, they are one of the most versatile water vessels you’ll ever come across. Since they aren’t exclusively built for fishing or water sports, they offer a great compromise for people who like a bit of both. Did we mention how comfortable they…

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Classic Accessories Colorado Inflatable Pontoon Boat

Best Inflatable Pontoon Boat Of 2022 (Review And Buying Guide)

An inflatable pontoon boat is a must-have accessory for avid anglers, waterway explorers, and outdoor enthusiasts. They’re more durable than your basic inflatable and they come without the hassle of a full-size boat. What’s more, they’re relatively inexpensive, easily portable, and incredibly versatile. But which one should you buy? Inflatable pontoon boats come in a…

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