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pontoon 2 expensive to go "fast". Even though I "cruise" in the PQ at 30mph it would take a decent outboard to go that fast economically in a toon.
wait

what are you even trying to say :rofl:

go that fast economically?

are you trying to say that your powerquest at 30mph is more efficient than a 135 or so hp tritoon at 30mph ? :rofl:

doubtful.

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looking at a new(er) 4-stroke 22ft tritoon this weekend with a 115 yamaha. Should go "ok" since it isn't as long or heavy as current toon but need to go and see what the deal is.
youre serious?

:rofl:

you've seen me at the boat show selling them :rofl:
 
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wait

what are you even trying to say :rofl:

go that fast economically?

are you trying to say that your powerquest at 30mph is more efficient than a 135 or so hp tritoon at 30mph ? :rofl:

doubtful.



youre serious?

:rofl:

you've seen me at the boat show selling them :rofl:
I am saying going "fast" in a pontoon boat costs 2 much money. Id be fine with something that does 30mph but unfortunately that is nearly WOT unless you got a big HP outboard.
 

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I am saying going "fast" in a pontoon boat costs 2 much money. Id be fine with something that does 30mph but unfortunately that is nearly WOT unless you got a big HP outboard.
this makes no sense.

dollar for dollar, new boat vs new boat, for top speed, if that's what you want, you are going to go faster, cheaper, on a pontoon.

you can do a 22-24' benny with a 250hp on it for around 60-70k. that will do over 50 in the right layout.

to get 50+mph in fiberglass in something that is similar sized, that holds a similar amount of people, new, you are going to spend more than that without a doubt.

unless you go BRP powered jet boat, but, we all know your stance on those. and even then, you'll be spending 65k to get one with bigger twins around 23' long
 
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this makes no sense.

dollar for dollar, new boat vs new boat, for top speed, if that's what you want, you are going to go faster, cheaper, on a pontoon.

you can do a 22-24' benny with a 250hp on it for around 60-70k. that will do over 50 in the right layout.

to get 50+mph in fiberglass in something that is similar sized, that holds a similar amount of people, new, you are going to spend more than that without a doubt.

unless you go BRP powered jet boat, but, we all know your stance on those. and even then, you'll be spending 65k to get one with bigger twins around 23' long
Like I said...

Going fast on a pontoon boat costs 2 much money.
 

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Logic? fuck that.


so buying an even more expensive boat makes more sense?
 
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Not sure what you guys are arguing out but I will stick to saying a pontoon is 2 much money togo fast.

But its ok KJ won't agree with me so he has to throw in the new vs new, simular size, same capacity, cards. Yeah sure a floor with some toons and a outboard is going to be cheaper then a powerboat and hold more people. But if speed is what you are looking for buying a pontoon is NOT the answer.

who the hell buys new boats anyway? No one talking in this thread.
 

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you're still going? seriously? :rofl:
 

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ok, so if "speed is what i'm looking for" what do you buy new then pandaman?!

enlighten us! :rofl:
 
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ok, so if "speed is what i'm looking for" what do you buy new then pandaman?!

enlighten us! :rofl:
I don't buy new. But Jared said no need for bowrider (PQ) buy newer 4 stroke pontoon and be done.

It just would cost me way 2 much money for the same speed in a pontoon. Need faster PQ for when I rip up to the chain. Need slow toon for creepin lower river.
 

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doesn't your powerquest do like 45, wide open...
 

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so yeah, the powerquest at 45 is setting water speed records.
 
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so yeah, the powerquest at 45 is setting water speed records.
I never said it does. But to buy a pontoon that goes faster is laughable for the money.
 

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I never said it does. But to buy a pontoon that goes faster is laughable for the money.
you said you have the powerquest for speed :rofl:

and it's really not.... you're just too cheap :rofl:
 
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you said you have the powerquest for speed :rofl:

and it's really not.... you're just too cheap :rofl:
Right now yes I do. It is fastest of the two boats at my house.

Not cheap. Just poor.

Blows my mind people spend as much as they do on pontoon boats.
 

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that's what boats cost! Go find the modern equivalent of what the PQ is and price it out. Look how much any boat costs that's not a 17' 4cyl bayliner.

a 4 stroke toon that cruises around 30 would be the perfect boat at a reasonable price.
 
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that's what boats cost! Go find the modern equivalent of what the PQ is and price it out. Look how much any boat costs that's not a 17' 4cyl bayliner.

a 4 stroke toon that cruises around 30 would be the perfect boat at a reasonable price.

Formula 240 bowrider 6.2L V8 $113K :io:

I agree 115/150HP

Anything else you start getting into big money.
 

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150hp 22' sps benny will do 35mph... probably buyable for $38k or so i'd bet...
 

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24' formula bowrider which probably won't hit 50 mph for 115k
:rofl:
 

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