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Alwhite00

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1986 242 Formula. I have redone all of the cabin upholstery. I also swapped in a 300hp 350 MAG MPI. I boat on lake Huron and believe me, it has the waves to go with its size. This thing is a wave crusher. I had a couple sea Rays before this and they would pound your teeth out in the rough stuff.
 

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What's the length? Looks to be about a 22' to 24'?
 

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Around here Outboards are more popular, I guess because we are a couple of hours from the coast. I have an I/O, I like it better because my little 4.3L is easily accessible and easy to work on.

Am I right in thinking that I/O are more prevalent on the Great Lakes?
 

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Around here Outboards are more popular, I guess because we are a couple of hours from the coast. I have an I/O, I like it better because my little 4.3L is easily accessible and easy to work on.

Am I right in thinking that I/O are more prevalent on the Great Lakes?

Yes, around my area. I'm starting to see more OBs. There is a pontoon running around here with twin 350 mercs.
 

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Yes, around my area. I'm starting to see more OBs. There is a pontoon running around here with twin 350 mercs.
I have had Outboards, I just find them so proprietary with parts, IMO being able to buy over the counter stuff (I know some must be marine grade) is an advantage.
 

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Welcome Al! Man I can't imagine a pontoon with that kind of horsepower. We have a 40 horse on ours, and that seems plenty for a pontoon, but I guess the more the better right?
 

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Welcome Al! Man I can't imagine a pontoon with that kind of horsepower. We have a 40 horse on ours, and that seems plenty for a pontoon, but I guess the more the better right?

Yea, when he blew by me I was like WTF then I saw the engines and thought well played pontoon.
 

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I see some pontoons with crazy engines on them. To me a pontoon is like driving a lifted truck, great to have the power but turning can be an issue if going too fast.
 
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