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Ask and you shall receive. Let's see those pontoon pictures, mods you have done, or even fun things to do on them. Hoping my wife does not see this as she is begging me to dump the Ranger for a family pontoon party boat. :LOL2:
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I can see it now:

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YES! But Two floors and a hot tub.


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Ooohh. A house boat! Can tow the Ranger behind it.
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If things go according to plan, and I have no reason to think they won't, the travel trailer will be gone tomorrow. I mentioned to Mrs Ldubs that we could put a pontoon boat where the travel trailer used to be. Well, I thought it was a decent idea anyway.
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LDUBS wrote: 22 Apr 2022, 20:08 Ooohh. A house boat! Can tow the Ranger behind it.
We rented a houseboat years back and brought our 14’ boat along to fish out of.

You don’t tow it behind as you can’t see it and it tends to crash into the back of the house when you slow down.

I tied it off the side about mid way with the stern tight (about 1 foot slack) and the bow loose(2-3’ slack) and it behaved beautifully and I could keep an eye on it.

It kind of crabs sideways a little bit and basically tries to constantly go away from the house and is still free enough to ride out wakes without banging.
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Might be an insignificant amount, but the "crabbing" is probably the tires trying to go straight, and you are skidding them a bit, causing some inevitable tire wear.

Gotta be some, might be minor...just speculating.

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RaisedByWolves wrote: 18 May 2022, 13:43
LDUBS wrote: 22 Apr 2022, 20:08 Ooohh. A house boat! Can tow the Ranger behind it.
We rented a houseboat years back and brought our 14’ boat along to fish out of.

You don’t tow it behind as you can’t see it and it tends to crash into the back of the house when you slow down.

I tied it off the side about mid way with the stern tight (about 1 foot slack) and the bow loose(2-3’ slack) and it behaved beautifully and I could keep an eye on it.

It kind of crabs sideways a little bit and basically tries to constantly go away from the house and is still free enough to ride out wakes without banging.

That explains why I always see them tied up to the side!
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