On a poontoon, the rear (aft) half would be the most benefit. Most pontoons have the aft half of the boat “dragging” so the skinning would have the most affect in the aft. I would want to have at least 3/4 of the bottom skinned if I was doing the project. That would be the most benefit.
I have been lifting My Tritoons from “under the deck” for many years. And my lake here in Michigan I would say 60% of the pontoons are done this way. Most lift companies offer both Bunk and under deck mounts. It shouldn’t be that hard to convert.
I was thinking about that myself in the same location. The only thing negatively that I can think of is that the cell phone Will most likely be in direct sunlight. I’ve had many occasions where the phone goes into overheat mode.
Is it a twin tube or a twin tube? You maybe under powered with that boat for a Thrilling ride for the kids. If it’s a twin tube I would expect mid 20’s at most for top end. Maybe more if it has lifting strakes. Take it for a ride and see what you think.
Well it’s official. Just signed my life away for 120 easy payments. Ordered it in mid September, it was built in January, arrived late February, paid for today. Have it scheduled for a May 1 delivery to my home. Let the fun begin!
I think from what I have seen they are pretty close to the mark! I love that they used the elements of the original 1966 through 1977 model. Judging by the amount of accessories that are available and flexibility of the vehicle I bet you they’re going to give jeep wrangler a real run for market...
Is it a pontoon? Or a tri toon. If it is a two tube boat does it have lifting strakes? I had a similar Boat that was a standard pontoon with a 115 and it would pull a tube, but it was very limited. I wouldn’t exactly call it a thrilling ride.