Thanks for the pictures and write up. Once your break-in is complete, hopefully your WOT RPMs will increase enough to put you in the suggested range. Otherwise, you'll need to drop your pitch down one.
Harry, welcome to the forum. Frankly, I'd be looking for a new pontoon rather than replacing the logs. Unless you can do it yourself, it seems like a lot of money toward an old boat. Either way, good luck!
Welcome Rownbey8! I'm not sure you're going to find too may folks with either the Merc 350 or 400 but there are a couple. That said, hardly anyone complains about too much HP so I'd go with the 400 and eliminate any second guessing. Be sure to post some pictures once you have her delivered!
Welcome DogTag34! She's a beauty and will absolutely fly with that 350 hanging off the back. Shark Hide is pretty popular on this site but will present a problem trying to do it on a trailer.
Another possibility is to have the toons wrapped with Vantage Pontoon Wrap. They have several...
Danny, that came out really nice! However, my first thought would have been to adjust the position of the steering wheel so the spokes would be in a "Y" formation while going straight. Ultimately, what you had done will allow for high visibility no matter how the wheel is turned.
M Jay, nice post! Hopefully you've got plenty of boating memories to carry you through the winter. I know that on cold, dark winter nights I've caught myself telling the family that a few months back at about this time we were enjoying a beautiful summer evening on the boat rather than staring...
Thank goodness for the warranty! Richard, I'd have to say that it wasn't anything you've done but more like bad luck. I'll have to remember to take a closer look at mine next summer but I don't think I'm having a problem like a number of you.
I think most folks will agree that such issues are...
LL, thanks for posting! It should be interesting to see if they can break into the recreational market. I also found it curious that the prop was described as quieter. I didn't realize that props made much, if any, sound. I'm waiting for the SS version.