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mmd
04-16-2018, 05:38 PM
Yes, folks, somebody strapped on three 300-hp outboards on a pontoon boat. Clocked at 114mph at the Lake of the Ozarks Shoot-out. Only in America, eh?

http://www.pdbmagazine.com/Images/gallery/4189_1600.jpg

ron ll
04-16-2018, 06:27 PM
I thought the whole raison d’etre of those things was to not spill your martini.

Chris Smith porter maine
04-16-2018, 06:30 PM
That must be the record for the under 1000hp class.

Garret
04-16-2018, 08:09 PM
Makes me real proud to be an Amurican.

Could use a little more flotation aft, no?

Put your martini in a Yeti cup - no spill & it'll keep cold longer. Lotta work to get the olive out - but you won't have to worry about it being shaken, not stirred!

Nicholas Carey
04-16-2018, 09:19 PM
I thought the whole raison d’etre of those things was to not spill your martini.


Bud Light. At best.

Jim Bow
04-16-2018, 10:45 PM
I wonder if there's a Worlds Fastest Parade Float?

Phil Y
04-17-2018, 04:33 AM
Classy

Breakaway
04-17-2018, 07:34 AM
Bud Light. At best.

Many new pontoon boats are twin-engined and cost well over $100,000.

Kevin

bailfaster
04-17-2018, 07:47 AM
Classy

You bet it's classy! Let me win the lottery an' I'll have me a pop-up camper on one o' those bad boys!

Ian McColgin
04-17-2018, 07:51 AM
Here it is in action. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlUMjWTeN78

Rich Jones
04-17-2018, 08:52 AM
I was wondering if the pontoons had been modified/strengthened for that boat. Then I watched the film clip and saw a third pontoon in between the original two. Not exactly standard equipment.

Keith Wilson
04-17-2018, 09:06 AM
Might be standard. Some of 'em have three.

mmd
04-17-2018, 09:08 AM
Yup, it is, Rich. The larger models of pontoon boat by South Bay (the manufacturer of the boat used above) all have a third pontoon. It increases the carrying capacity of the boat. But they do have a whole bunch of thingies fastened to the tubes to aid performance. I don't know if the actual record boat had any mods made, although I didn't read anything that indicated that there was.

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/BsJOsXRIWIg/maxresdefault.jpg

Paul Pless
04-17-2018, 09:09 AM
Not exactly standard equipment.pretty standard

Breakaway
04-17-2018, 09:48 AM
Most makers offer the third tube, nowadays. On some boats it's an option--it adds under sole stowage, for example. On other boats with higher hp, it's required. The colloquialism is, " tri-toon."

Kevin

EDIT: Its interesting to note that the center pontoon ( or , "log," as they are sometimes called) is larger diameter and often set deeper than the two outboard pontoons. The effect presented to the water is akin to the shape of a V-hull.

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Kevin

Paul Pless
04-17-2018, 10:01 AM
EDIT: Its interesting to note that the center pontoon ( or , "log," as they are sometimes called) is larger diameter and often set deeper than the two outboard pontoons. The effect presented to the water is akin to the shape of a V-hull.that is interesting

I recall when the 'standard' pontoon boat in the deep south was two pontoons, a plywood deck, and an Evinrude 35. You could run a family around 'the lake' all weekend on two eight gallon gas tanks and still have fuel left over for a weekday evening jaunt. Nowadays a 150 outboard seems base level power. . .