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Best Mini SUV’s for Towing Pontoon Boats

Before you purchase a rig for towing your pontoon boat, you need to know exactly what you’re up against. A 16′ fishing pontoon boat will require much less muscle to tow it than a large 24′ pontoon boat. I’ve written about pontoon and trailer weights before with lots of examples of …

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Safety Equipment List for a Pontoon Boat

On some waters (like my local lake), I get checked by the local sheriff every single time I go out. Every time. They’re always there. On other lakes I go to, I’ve never seen law enforcement presence. But whether or not you’re likely to get checked for safety equipment is …

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5 Disadvantages of Pontoon Boats

Pontoon boats are awesome, but it’s best to choose a boat that you can purchase with your eyes wide open—knowing the advantages as well as the disadvantages of owning a pontoon boat. I certainly wouldn’t discourage anyone from taking a long hard look at pontoon boats, but they certainly aren’t …

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7 Major Advantages of a Pontoon Boat

My wife and I did not come from boating families, so when we decided it would be fun to get into boating, we started from scratch. My wife didn’t like the fishing boats because they were unsteady and didn’t offer much for the little kids who get bored with fishing …

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Average Pontoon Boat Weight (With 10 Examples)

In short, most pontoon boats weigh around 2,200 pounds (998 kilos) including the motor, and hold around 2,000 pounds (907 kg) of people and gear. A pontoon boat trailer weighs approximately 1,200 pounds (550 kilos). As a general rule, you can expect your boat to weigh about 100 pounds (45kg) per …