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Discussion in 'Pontoon Forum' started by RodEarl74, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. jayski

    jayski Member

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    found out they put shark hide on the boats that are going to be delivered in the winter to protect them from salt spray from the roads
     
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  2. Mscott

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    Where did you get the load guides for your trailer? I just have guides on the inside of the toons and I think these would work better.
     
  3. RodEarl74

    RodEarl74 Well-Known Member

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    They came with the trailer when we bought to boat! At first I asked the dealer if they I needed them, have never used them before. He told me it would help landing the trailer. He wasn't wrong. More than anything it helps keep the toons aligned with the bunks
     
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    My trailer came with the outside pole guides. I added the inside guides. Between the two, I think the inside guides help the best. The outside guides are better than nothing but they won't prevent the boat from getting sideways on the trailer should you come in crooked or if it's windy. The inside guides are like tracks as long as you're at the proper water depth (easy with a little practice). Once the tubes get between the guides the boat automatically aligns itself making retrieving stress-free.
     
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  5. RodEarl74

    RodEarl74 Well-Known Member

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    We have a long term camping site at Crazy Horse and always use their launch ramp. Their marina is pretty protected from the elements and traditional wind that comes out of the south east. Have never had a problem landing the boat. That being said I'm not opposed to anything that makes it easier. I'll have to look into those inside guides.
     
  6. jayski

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    Have two toons for 25 years the both sat in the water all summer all I did to them is pressure wash them off in the fall . Now I have a toon with rub marks that stick out like a sore thumb natural is the way to go .If you need a shiny hull get a fiberglass one.
     
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  7. Jack M

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    Sharkhide does not make your toons shine .
     
  8. TwoTone

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    Jack, how does your dealer lift the boat off the trailer to access all areas?
     
  9. Jack M

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    My dealer uses straps .Mine is being redone in the spring
     
  10. jayski

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    You're sure right about that
     
  11. Jack M

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    It is protectant ,they do not claim to be a polish .
     
  12. KC24

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    Guys its about time to do something to my toons, My 4 year Polish is starting to show its age. I love the look but don't have the gumption to do the chrome look. What different options are there, I know acid wash turns them a white. what can I use to get them more original clean aluminum looking?
     
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    I'm curious how this ended up. We are in the process of ordering our first Bennington and keeping the toons looking good has been my only concern. Thanks.
     
  14. ILLINOIS AVE

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    Try Eagle 1 Mag Wheel Cleaner. It's not as hash as an Acid wash. Get it at your local Automotive store
     
  15. KC24

    KC24 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Illinois Ave
     
  16. BigKahuna

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    They use a forklift here in North Carolina. In Virginia at my old marina they picked it up by the deck on 3 sides to get full access to all 3 toons.
     
  17. Michiman

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    You might want to consider a clear Vantage wrap:

    https://www.vantageprotectionproducts.com/copy-of-vantage-protection-systems

    Saw it at my dealer and you couldn't tell there was anything applied. Another benefit is that it can be removed if desired. Finally, if the film is damaged somehow, the damaged area can be cut out and replaced according to my dealer. As part of the settlement with my dealer for a botched acid wash, they'll be installing a black film on mine.
     
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  18. lakeliving

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    I run all natural with mine.
     
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