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    How to Sail – SH Pontoon Launch: Part 2 of 4: Launching Common Mistakes & Key Learning Points
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    How to Sail – SH Pontoon Launch: Part 2 of 4: Launching Common Mistakes & Key Learning Points

    August 18, 2019


    Tying the boat to the pontoon broadside to
    the wind, this will make it difficult to hoist the sails as the boat won’t be lying head
    to wind. Tying an unsuitable knot. The boat could either
    break free and float away, or the knot could be difficult to untie. Key learning points for launching Understand where the wind is blowing from,
    and how that affects where you need to position your boat on the pontoon. Only use the downwind or leeward side of the
    pontoon. Look out for slip or trip hazards on the slipway
    prior to launching. Secure the boat to the pontoon itself with
    a suitable knot. Try to be as close as possible to the end
    of the pontoon. When manoeuvring your boat be careful not
    to trap your fingers between the side of the boat and the pontoon. When stepping into the boat make sure you
    are as close as you can be to the centreline. Never step on the side tanks as the boat could
    tip over. Sail away from the pontoon on a close reach
    point of sailing.

    2016 Bennington 21 SLX
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    2016 Bennington 21 SLX

    August 18, 2019


    Last January during boat show season Yamaha
    introduced a new line of VMAX SHO outboards, so this week on Power Profile, we finally
    have an opportunity to test Yamaha’s new VF150 VMAX SHO on this Bennington 21 SLX. The Bennington
    SLX is an attractive pontoon decked out in Regatta Blue with Smokey Granite accents.
    The layou is classic, with two radius lounges forward and a wrap-around port side lounge
    with table aft. The aft sun pad lifts revealing a massive storage area. The upholstery, Java
    Soft-Touch, is elegant and should prove to be durable. At the helm the optional G-series
    reclining captain’s chair has twin arm rests and is adjustable and quite comfortable. The
    helm console is stylish and well equipped with great space for safety gear. Powering
    the Bennington was Yamaha’s all new VMAX SHO 150 X-shaft. This new model sports a 5 inch
    longer 25 inch shaft making it ideal for pontoons or multi-species fish boats. The VMAX 150
    is a 2.8L inline four cylinder that is compact and light weight, tipping the scales 222 kg
    or 489 lbs. When Yamaha started the development of their new VF150 VMAX SHO they set themselves
    some really solid benchmarks. They were looking for a motor that was quieter, smoother, more
    fuel efficient, had a better hole shot, and solid mid-range acceleration and high top
    speed. So let’s head out on the water and see if they’ve been able to address all of
    those goals. Lightly loaded, the Yamaha VMAX had the 2385 pound SLX up and running with
    only part throttle. At cruising speeds the VMAX 150 SHO was smooth and quite, aided by
    the engine’s counter balance shafts. At a cruise setting of 4,000 rpm, running at 25.1
    mph, the sound level was a very respectable 84 dB at the helm. The 150 employs variable
    cam shaft timing, or vct on the intake cam shaft to increase power and throttle response
    at low and mid range rpm. As promised the hole shot, 20mph, clocked in at 5.5 seconds
    and 7.6 seconds to 30. Mid range acceleration was excellent with the VMAX 150 SHO powering
    the Bennington from 20-30 mph in 4.5 seconds. Upgraded to the sports performance package
    the 21 SLX has triple 25 inch tubes, with lifting strakes, performance foils on the
    outer tubes, under deck wave shield and Seastar hydraulic steering. It’s an affordable package
    that offers improved performance, handling, and effortless steering control. Our test
    platform for the Yamaha VF150 VMAX SHO has been this Bennington 21 SLX triple pontoon.
    Excellent match up between the engine and the pontoon. We’ve had great acceleration
    numbers from 0-20 and 0-30 and very impressive mid range 20-30 mph acceleration runs. Overall
    you can tell the engine is very smooth, very quiet, we’re sitting here at idle and it just
    purrs away. So whatever boat you’re looking to purchase or to re-power, this is an engine
    that Yamaha’s done a first class job with that you really should be looking at.

    inflatable pontoon boats
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    inflatable pontoon boats

    August 18, 2019


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    2015 Sylvan S5
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    2015 Sylvan S5

    August 17, 2019


    When you’re looking at a new boat the age
    old debate has always been do you go performance or do you go comfort. Pontoon makers for years
    have been trying to find that perfect middle road and the people at Sylvan think they’ve
    upped the game with their S5 with the Extreme package that we’re testing this week on Power
    Profile, and it’s powered by a 300 horsepower Mercury Verado Pro. So, let’s see what it
    can do. So far so good. 0-20 miles takes just five and a half seconds, 0-30 under 8 seconds,
    all in a comfortable ride, not bad for a boat that’s 8 and a half feet wide and nearly 27
    feet long. We’ve seen it in cars for years and we’re seeing it in more and more boats
    now, the computer display. And new for this year Sylvan has their Murphy system and with
    this it’s a single screen that gives you all the information you need from fuel to trim,
    you can control your music from here, you can see where on the lake you’e gone, we’ve
    opted for the spaghetti on a plate pattern, you can even control all the lights here,
    all the switches. And although this is a fun ride it has all the classic comforts you’d
    expect from a big pontoon that seats 14 people unlike years ago where everything was forward
    focused, many boats have responded to how customers actually use the boat and build
    usable space around this swim platform. On the S5 Sylvan has outfitted two seats outside
    the rails and large lounge style benches inside. Of course, storage is found under all the
    seats so you’ll never have to worry about where to tuck away towels if you want to rip
    across the water. Under the benches at the stern the entire cushion raises up on hinges
    to offer a massive storage space on the port side. And on the starboard side a large privacy
    chamber that can hide a 6 foot 1 TV host. When you’re done with it it folds away neatly
    under the bench. Mid-ship you’ll find an in floor storage compartment, a nice touch on
    a pontoon. Moving forward the S5 bow lounge is clearly designed for comfort with removable
    cup holders, removable table, and ample cushion seating, highlighted with the exterior colour.
    Storage continues here as well, as in every area imaginable from the classic lift cushion
    access to a port side locker style compartment with a latched door, and a very large space
    under the helm. Speaking of which, it too was designed with practical style in mind.
    It has everything you need and looks good even when you don’t need it. And if you have
    a need for speed this will certainly work for you. The S5 is rated for up to 300 horsepower,
    with the Mercury Verado Pro you have the performance packaged in a compact and quiet engine. At
    32% trim and wide open throttle we’re able to push this to a top speed that was downright
    impressive. We topped out at 45.3 miles per hour and 6200 rpm. Not only does it go fast
    it handles well too. That’s thanks in large part to the triple pontoons and their design.
    The S5 have Sylvans exclusive RPT tubes with a V shape to help lift and plane. And it helps
    carve through the water to make tight but comfortable turns. With the extreme package,
    the rails, towers and tubes are all painted black, so you’ll stand out even when standing
    still. But with the Verado and the RPT tubes on the S5 begging to be run, you can rest
    assured you’ll look good when out on the water as well. Overall I really enjoyed the Sylvan
    S5 with the Extreme package, the 300 horsepower Mercury Verado Pro was great power, very impressive
    hole shot and the triple pontoons and the design allowed us to cut through any of the
    wake on this busy lake today. Not to mention it’s a very comfortable ride both for the
    captain and for the passenger.

    How to Sail – SH Pontoon Launch: Part 3 of 4: Recovery – how to land
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    How to Sail – SH Pontoon Launch: Part 3 of 4: Recovery – how to land

    August 17, 2019


    Now let’s look at the recovery process The first thing to decide when approaching
    the pontoon is which side to use. This MUST be the downwind or leeward side of the pontoon. Recovery on the windward side can result in
    damage to your boat or injury to yourself as the wind forces the boat onto the pontoon
    and you will be unable to de-power the sail, so this is to be avoided at all times. If you misjudge things you should simply tack
    around and sail away and then come back for another go. The best point of sailing to approach the
    pontoon is from a close reach, as this will allow you to easily control your speed by
    releasing the mainsail, and keeps you out of the no go zone. Travelling slowly, at the last minute turn
    the boat deliberately into the no go zone to stop, and step ashore taking the painter
    with you and tie this to a suitable fixing point on the pontoon. In this example we are
    using a round turn and two half hitches. You can then step back aboard and de-rig or
    lower the sail. Then, raise or remove the centreboard and rudder. Be careful moving about the boat once the
    centreboard is raised as things will be less stable as you move around. Pull the boat closer to the pontoon and step
    ashore, untie the painter and walk the boat to the slipway. Tie your boat to a cleat whilst
    you get the trolley from the dinghy park or ask a friend to this. Then recover the boat
    onto the trolley. Tie the painter to the trolley and get ready
    to pull the boat ashore, but watch your step here as the slipway can get very slippery.

    PONToon Launch Video
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    PONToon Launch Video

    August 17, 2019


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    2019 Pontoon Boat TAHOE LTZ | Luxury Mid-Range Pontoons
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    2019 Pontoon Boat TAHOE LTZ | Luxury Mid-Range Pontoons

    August 17, 2019


    Grab the wheel of the Tahoe LTZ from our Signature Collection, and hold on tight because this will be the ride of a lifetime. This affordable yet elegantly stylish brilliantly constructed pontoon features custom DECO wall design and plush handcrafted furniture. LTZ will enthrall family and friends alike with quality, beauty, outstanding performance, and style rarely found in an affordable pontoon boat. And you can add a high-performance package that will thrill with every tight turn or flat-out cruise. Visit your local dealer today to discover the incredible specifics and find out why LTZ is no longer the best-kept secret in the pontoon world and available in these 12 beautiful layouts. The Cruise floor plans feature both a port and starboard bow bench, in addition to the aft corner seating. The aft portion of the pontoon has two sun decks with storage compartments that are used to house the privacy station. Cruise 2 features a port and starboard bow bench, in addition to the aft seating area. The port side of the pontoon has extended seating without a port side gate. The aft portion of the pontoon has to split sun decks. Cruise Rear Bench features both the port and starboard bow bench, in addition to the aft seating area. The aft portion of the pontoon has a corner seating area and a rear-facing bench. The Versatile Rear Bench features both a port and starboard bow bench. The aft features a corner seating area and a rear-facing bench. The seat can be moved back and forth so the occupants can face towards either a bow of the boat or aft. The Versatile Rear Lounge features both a port and starboard bow bench. The aft features a corner seating area and a lounge area with a rear console area that houses two speakers. The seat can move back and forth so the occupants can face towards the bow of the boat or aft. The Elite floor plan features both the port and starboard bow bench. The aft portion of the boat has a corner seating area on the starboard side and a bench on the port side. Elite Windshield features both a port and starboard bow bench. The aft portion of the boat has a corner seating area on the starboard side and a refreshment center with cooler and sink on the port side. In addition to the starboard fiberglass helm stand and chair, the port side has a fiberglass console and mid bench. Quad Lounge floor plans contain port and starboard benches in both the bow and aft portions of the boat. In addition to the captain’s chair, there’s also a port side chair. Entertainer boasts a bar table with bar stools with luxurious bow and aft furniture. Rear Lounge features two lounge seats in the aft portion of the boat. They have both port and starboard bow benches. The Rear Lounge model also features an additional chair in the mid area of the boat. If fishing is first and cruising is second, then check out the Quad Fish. If cruising is your aim but you want a fishing-equipped space then choose Rear Fish. Either way you get fishing stations with rotating chairs, livewell, and rod holders. Your masterpiece awaits. Experience true innovation, performance, and style. Experience LTZ. Tahoe: The Art of the Pontoon.

    MONSTER PONTOON BOAT – One-of-a-Kind Concept Model | Avalon Pontoons 2017
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    MONSTER PONTOON BOAT – One-of-a-Kind Concept Model | Avalon Pontoons 2017

    August 17, 2019


    TRAVIS: We’re sitting on the Monster Tahoe Avalon pontoon boat. We came up with an idea about a year ago to kind of pay tribute to a local boy that made it big. CEO of Monster Energy, Mark Hall. So we developed this idea through a lot of team effort through Avalon and Tahoe and myself and we started painting some stuff up and fitting some stuff together and put some color choices together. It’s a one-of-a-kind boat, never to be duplicated. It’s got twin 400 horse power Mercury Verados on it which propell it nicely across the water. We installed sea legs so we can sit here and have this conversation with two foot rollers behind us andnot bounce around on the lake. It’s gonna be a new concept vehicle for the future that I’m sure will propel corporations to want to get involved. I don’t know of anybody that doesn’t see the boat, it’s instant: “I’ve seen the Monster boat! I’ve seen the Monster boat!” And it’s going to be a household name here in about two weeks. Corporate america started out on Miss Budweiser, probably the most famous speedboat in the world, and they kind of went away from the boating industry, got into Nascar. You know, we’re next. We’re the fastest-growing segment in the boating world and corporate America needs to know, they need to get on board now. The V Hull mode is, it’s a great boat I have nothing against them. Fiberglass is going by the wayside. Pontoons are easy maintenance, they’re more versatile as far as walking around on. You can get 10 of your friends versus two couples. I there’s just a hundred reasons why you should go with a pontoon boat. And they used to be they go too slow, “it’s my grandma’s boat.” Well I’d be proud if this is my grandpa’s boat. JIM: As pontoons continue to grow and grow its really an exploding industry and there may be a lot of opportunities for other corporate partners. There’s a lot of partnerships and a lot of different industries nowadays, so why not marine? And we’re trying to reach out and come up with some different ideas and try to figure out who tp partner with. The continued building our brand, building our image, and building more and more boats and put them out there. TRAVIS: For sure I think if we start branding into different corporate avenues, I think we’ve got a whole new world we’re looking forward into the future, ties in with Mr. Wolf and his innovations, and propelling Avalon Tahoe to be the number one boat in the world.

    2017 Pontoon Boat AVALON LSZ | Retro style
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    2017 Pontoon Boat AVALON LSZ | Retro style

    August 16, 2019


    Settle into the Avalon LSZ and prepare yourself for the ride of your life… This brilliantly constructed, elegantly stylish pontoon features our classic deco wall design and plush handcrafted furniture with standard features too numerous to mention. LSC will enthrall family and friends alike with its outstanding performance and style. This mid-range pontoon has the DNA of its premiere class siblings and delivers classic Avalon innovation. With every tight turn or flat-out cruise, you’ll experience the thrill of unsurpassed Avalon construction and performance. Visit your local dealer today to discover the incredible specifics and find out why LSZ is no longer the best-kept secret in the pontoon world, and available in these five beautiful layouts: The Cruise floorplans features both a port and starboard bow bench in addition to the aft corner seating area. The aft portion of the pontoon has a spacious sundeck with storage compartments that are used to house the privacy station. LSZ comes in three Cruise models: Cruise, Cruise 2, and Cruise Rear Bench. Quad Lounge floor plans contain port and starboard benches in both the bow and aft portions of the boat. In addition to the captain’s chair is also a port side chair. Entertainer boasts a bistro bar table with booth seating as well as port and starboard benches in both the bow and a half portions of the boat. The Rear Lounge features teo lounge seats in the aft portion of the boat. They have both port and starboard bow benches. The Rear Lounge models also feature an additional chair in the mid area of the boat. Fish — If fishing is first and cruising is second, then check out the Quad Fish. If cruising is your aim, but you want fishing-equipped space, then choose Rear Fish. On the Quad Fish and Rear Fish you get a live well and rod holders. Innovation, performance, and style. Experience LSZ.
    The Art of the Pontoon.