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About hbmac

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  1. I have a 2007 22 foot bennington and had Sea Leggs installed when I bought the pontoon. I had an issue with them the second year but it was dealer installation problem. The dealer had ran the electrical cables going to the pump around a sharp edge under the pontoon and vibration caused a short to the hot lead. I took care of the problem by running both of the cables thru a heavy washing machine discharge hose and securing the cables with nylon tie wraps - problem solved. I have not had any issues with the operation of the Sea Leggs in seven years and no maintenance problems at all. Very good product. I use the pontoon on a lake in northern Minnesota and am on the East side of the lake that gets the brunt of the wind and we get waves as high as two and half and almost three feet during heavy storms which, had blown apart sections of old wooden docks, but did not have any effect on the pontoon. I park the pontoon straight into the beach and raise the back legs first and then unload the boat and then raise the front legs. I have left the pontoon sitting there for over two weeks at a time and have no problem launching the boat when I have come back however if the lake level drops due to heat and lack of rain you can kind of get hung up on the sand. The only caution I will give is don't put the legs down in heavy weeds. I did it once and had to run the motor at 4000 rpm in reverse while activating the Sea Leggs to pull out of the weeds. I don't have a slip on a dock but three others pontoons with Sea Leggs have slips and have had no issues with them. Remember to that the depth of the water you want to use them in is an important factor. Yea they add some weight to the pontoon but I have had my 22 foot with a 115 hp up to 23 mph by GPS so for me it is not an issue. The only other consideration is what kind of trailer you plan on using. Would not want to use a cantilever type as there would only be four points of contact because the swish plates on the bottom of the legs sit below all of the cross rails on the decking of the boat. below all of the