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Finally got the pontoon ducktoon back #5924687 09/12/15 01:19 AM
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Thank goodness I took it to a shop. I never would have got it working. Long story short, missing parts in the lower unit. Now I can really move forward.


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Re: Finally got the pontoon ducktoon back [Re: wal1809] #5924991 09/12/15 10:18 AM
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I got a little time. When I bought the new lower unit and had it shipped, it was then I found out it was a 4 stroke lower for a merc 60. Mine is a 2 stroke. I was ticked. In looking at them they looked the same. The only difference was the power shaft was 6 inches longer on the 4 stroke. The boat shop guy said he would just switch them. So I did.

Fast forward to me trying to hook all the cables and linkages ect. I invented 21 new cuss words. I am extremely prideful and can't stand another man fixing something I couldn't fix. I'd rather get kicked In the face by a donkey.

Well fortunately I took it in. The lower was missing a spring and two ball type bearings. I don't remember seeing these when I tore into the unit.

So Ducktoon is fully functional. A river test is in order Sunday evening. The nearest water is 40 minutes away on the Colorado in Altair, TX. We going to see if this sucker even floats.

A couple full days and This project will be completed. That is if it floats Sunday.

A few years ago we had a real rainy early season hat put several lake 's way out of their banks. GR Elliot I can't wait to use this boat for situations just like the last time.


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Re: Finally got the pontoon ducktoon back [Re: wal1809] #5925074 09/12/15 01:11 PM
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Good luck. Hope it works out for you.


Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I just turned it on . I was looking bird dogs in the butt this morning.


Re: Finally got the pontoon ducktoon back [Re: wal1809] #5925124 09/12/15 01:51 PM
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Me too. I need to find another dude with a boat handy just in case. I don't like headed out without a back up plan.


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Re: Finally got the pontoon ducktoon back [Re: wal1809] #5925205 09/12/15 03:13 PM
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Im only 5 hours away. Just tread water till I can get there.

Re: Finally got the pontoon ducktoon back [Re: wal1809] #5926273 09/13/15 03:06 PM
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How did it work out?

Re: Finally got the pontoon ducktoon back [Re: ndhunter] #5926852 09/13/15 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted By: ndhunter
How did it work out?


x2????

Re: Finally got the pontoon ducktoon back [Re: oilag] #5931585 09/16/15 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted By: oilag
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How did it work out?


x2????


X3??? I see that the light bars work just fine!

Re: Finally got the pontoon ducktoon back [Re: wal1809] #5932663 09/17/15 10:49 AM
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I was a wienie and decided against going. Either me or my wife has to stay with my mother in law because she has dimensia. So I would have had to take both of them along. I could see nothing but a disaster written all over that. There is time and when I can get another boat to go with me then I will test it out.


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Re: Finally got the pontoon ducktoon back [Re: wal1809] #5932713 09/17/15 12:03 PM
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My registration is out.. otherwise I'd come give you a hand. It's on my to-do list and if I can get that taken care of anytime soon I'll let you know!

Re: Finally got the pontoon ducktoon back [Re: wal1809] #5932858 09/17/15 01:57 PM
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That is another thing I need to get the registration transferred to me.


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Re: Finally got the pontoon ducktoon back [Re: wal1809] #5932974 09/17/15 02:54 PM
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Any idea what that costs? Mine has been in the previous owner's name and I never got around to switching it over.. now it's expired

Re: Finally got the pontoon ducktoon back [Re: wal1809] #5932980 09/17/15 02:56 PM
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The registration isn't bad, it is the sales tax of the boat that will dig in your wallet. I am not sure the costs. Mine has another problem and that is no title has ever been issued. I have an affidavit from the owner so that will allow me to get it titled in Texas. They really need to change the boat title difficulties.


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Re: Finally got the pontoon ducktoon back [Re: wal1809] #5933043 09/17/15 03:33 PM
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Yea, thats the #1 thing from what I hear.. I read somewhere that its next to impossible getting a rig like that registered. Mine was good from the time I bought it a little over a year ago until this past July so I never really made it a priority. Now I'm stuck with an expired registration that's never been transfered! Do have the title and all the paperwork including bill of sale.

Re: Finally got the pontoon ducktoon back [Re: wal1809] #5933194 09/17/15 05:25 PM
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Had to go to two different places for the boat and a trailer title transfers.

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