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  1. I don't know, I guess it would replace my deck inside the helm, I have the remote on the dash, but I haven't got that far along in the thought process. we are heading to the Grand Rapids boat show this Saturday, so I'll check out the G storage bin. Seems like 1 year is a long time these days before PADS strikes again!!
  2. Did you like it? or did you never use it??
  3. I apologize if I've missed a post with a solution to this, but I'm still searching for the best place to have my phone near me at the helm, but not in the direct heat. I just saw this head unit and wondered if anyone has any input on it? Its the Fusion MS-UD650 and it has an integrated phone dock inside. Looks pretty slick to me, but I haven't researched it too much either.
  4. I know this is an old thread, but I'm on my third rubber strap this summer! They are warrantied, but it's a nuisance when it happens and the ladder slides out during the remainder of the day. Any word on an improved strap?
  5. I really liked the heavy duty rubber rub rail on our last boat. The new one has the SS and it's starting to show wear and some surface rust spots. My new overall must have option is dual batteries with a switch. We never had this on any of our other boats, but with the stereo playing much of the time the boat is not running while moored, it's been awesome to just flip the switch and start the motor without having to go get the jump box. Can't wait to see what you end up with. BTW, loved the voting procedure at the top, very cool.
  6. Same experience here also. Our Merc 115 didn't seem to ever have an issue, but the big Yamaha seems to be clogged constantly, but only had the alarm and limp mode kick in once. We clean the seaweed off a lot, but never had any on the Mercury inlets. Now, it's quite possible that maybe the larger motor is drawing more water in, therefore we get more accumulating?? The system does work, but it seems like there should be a better/different design? My dealer (Who is a Mercury dealer) says that the big Verado's have a large inlet instead of our small hole screens. Is it because of the "Offshore" classification of the motor, whereas they don't design for seaweed as much as the inland lakes?? Dunno, but we know that our alarm works! :-)
  7. Yeah, I don't have a good picture of it without the list, but it looks "normal" when you see it, where as before it was obviously a bit off.
  8. Yeah, not too bad of a shop rate!! we took it to the dealer and they took it to their welder offsite. I'm sure cleaning off the old weld was time consuming, but they said he uses the factory bungs to pressure test it, but had to take off the wave sheilds underneath, which probably took some time. But a 3 day turn around was pretty good.
  9. We are floating again and sitting level!! The patch job is pretty good, certainly better than I could do, and most importantly passed the pressure test and is water tight. I agree with the center of the rear toon measurement, I took a pic so I'd have a reference if ever needed. Thanks for all the help
  10. From the album Pontoon #2, THE Q

  11. From the album Pontoon #2, THE Q

  12. From the album Pontoon #2, THE Q

    Water Tight!!
  13. I haven't seen it yet, but the patch is done and the toon passes the pressure test, so we float tomorrow. I'll post pics of the fix, hopefully it looks better then the previous. $675 and supposedly the dealer that sold it to us is picking up the bill. We'll see how that pans out, but regardless, a relatively inexpensive end to an otherwise possible catastrophic event. I assume if this happened to a 2 toon setup, it would have taken on enough water to sink it to the lake bottom. Then I would have had to drill a hole in the top of the toon and pump out the water until it would float?? Dunno and glad that I don't have an real world experience to share... Stay tuned....
  14. The selling dealer didn't know about it, and appear to be willing to cover the cost of the fix. My wife is all wound up, but our local dealer tried to calm her down with the same statement, "If this is as bad as it gets, you're gonna be okay." I'm just glad we found water and aren't still chasing the root cause.
  15. No, we don't know it, I assume it was someone who watched a youtube video on welding and thought to try it out on the boat! It certainly won't be the same person, this boat came from across the state. My dealer claims he has a "master" who they will take the boat to to have it repaired. We used to own a fab shop, so it'll be interesting to see the job, Aluminum is a trick to weld, but those that can, can do it really well. Luckily it's really hidden below the water line, due to the bracket above it, so waterproof is really what I'm chasing after....