Pontoon boats are just crazy now. You can spec a Bennington to over $100k, which is just nuts for what is a glorified swim platform with some chairs on it.
My FIL bought some off brand one used, a Cypress Cay, with a 150? Merc for like $22k which seemed more than adequate for our “putter around and drink beer” usage.
Pontoon by Chris Stack, on Flickr
I'm totally down with The Boat Lounge. Six years ago, Babymomma and I took a boating safety course and did nothing with it. We decided this summer was it, so we recently bought our first boat, just in time for seaquestration.
The navionics have saved my ass a few times:
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‘19 Guards/Aurum GT3 RS Weissach
‘18 RS3: APR stage 2, BBS CI-R: 10.72 @ 130.5
‘18 Raptor crew cab
‘09 997TT 6MT: 65mm VTGs, 730 whp E85
Past: Evo 8, R35 GT-R, F80 M3s, C6 Z06, 991TT-S/GT3, etc
It's a bit big for me to feel comfortable with just my toddler and me to be aboard, but I'm getting more comfortable. I also bought a man overboard system that I'll be installing this weekend for my own piece of mind. All said, it's rad and I love it.
it took me most of the first season our old prostar to really get used to inboard maneuvering especially in reverse or around docks.
does that have thrusters, or any kind of secondary rudder? (MC calls their dockstar but im sure everyone else has something similar, no boat companies seem to really innovate...)
just need my upside down backwards white visor and barbed wire tatoo!
i miss summer... its still chilly around here
hahahahhahahaha @ upside down visor and tribal tattoo, yeah, those graphics are so cringe.
Didn't know we had a boat thread. I work at Mercury Marine and have been a performance boat enthusiast my whole life.
Here's my baby:
78 Sleekcraft Aristocrat, hopped up 350 with a mercruiser outdrive. Hits low 60s in current state.
I rebuilt this thing a few years back:
Full build thread here:
Americans hate EVs because they grew up with Power Wheels that were glacially slow, ran out of power in 20 minutes and took an entire day to recharge.
Also, it just seems completely insane to me.
My boat cost me $5000. Granted, I built it, but if I had to buy one turn key, it'd be ... 8-10k?
I don't wakesurf though, I just like going fast and looking cool. >shrug<