"I have a new 20 foot Aqua Patio with 25" toons, a 90hp optimax with a 16 pitch steel prop It's a beautiful boat but we were not happy with the performance. The motor and toons sat too deep in the water at the stern with the boat empty. About 5 inches of the toons were above water. The motor would overheat very fast. We tried several props but were not satisfied with the low speed to overcome the heat. The boat manufacturer said they were sure they could fix the problem. The boat was sent back and they removed the 35 gal tank a weight ballast, and put the standard 25 gal tank on. This raised the toons about 1-1/2 to 2". I was still not completely satisfied. I then spotted an ad for the Water Glide in "Go Boating". I thought this might be the answer to my problem. After you give them all the info about the boat it's to go on, they will tell you where it should be mounted. The instructions and customer service was great. The results were very good, and we are now happy with the boat. I increased my speed from 26 knots to 35 knots. Much quicker response getting on plane and getting the skiers up as well as turning to pick them up. The fuel efficiency is much better, but I'm not sure by how much. The toons now are out of the water about 10". I and my neighbors are impressed by how much better my pontoon looks and performs on the water. Thanks Water Glide!!!"
~ Bill Drexel, St. Cloud, WI ~
"I am delighted with the Pontoon Water Glide. My 22' Sun Tracker Regency Edition I/O was horribly over weighted in the stern. If you will recall from the pictures I sent you, it tilted terribly from back to front. My top speeds ranged from 18-20 mph in spite of the 135 hp. I had a 16 x 11 prop on it due to the fact that with more than 6-8 people the original 16 x 14 could not make it above 3400 rpm. After installing the glide, I noticed a tremendous difference in how the boat sat in the water. Even with the 16 x 11 prop the boat goat easily to 24-25 mph at 5000 rpm. After switching to the 16 x 14, the speeds went to 27-28 mph at 4800 rpm. All this was in windy conditions with some chop. The boat turns much quicker with significantly less drag. I plan on purchasing another prop and was wondering if you would suggest more "pitch" or another 16 x 14 for my back up. My number one use for this boat is pulling a multi-rider tube & pulling up skiers so the goal is not to sacrifice pulling power for top-end speed. Thanks for the product. p.s. All speeds were with GPS unit."
~ D. Stancil ~
"On a 24' foot boat with a 90hp I received better speed, more maneuverability and a quicker plane. I installed it myself and I would recommend it to friends and family. I noticed a dryer ride in "big water"
~ Rick Tuwall, St. Louis, MO ~
"24' foot 75hp. No submarining, unbelievable difference in handling, much more enjoyable, handles a load better, love it!"
~ Robert and Sue Keene, Fayetteville, AR ~
"Water Glide will increase your speed and you will get better gas economy. Gas mileage now is more per mile with 100 hp using the water glide, than it was with 50 hp without the glide's 20 foot Sun Tracker!"
~ Joe Berry, Grand Lake Oklahoma ~
"20 foot pontoon with 70 hp. Full speed without the glide was 17 mph and after installing water glide 27 mph. This glide lets the boat get on top of the water, improving the ride, speed, handling and gas mileage, also handles rough water better. A real improvement with this glide!"
~ Jack Stephanson ~
"24 foot boat with 90 hp. It's like getting a brand new boat, our pontoon came up on the water and we recognized the difference in speed right off the bat! Light weight and well worth the money. Water Glide makes your pontoon a tritoon without all the extra weight and looks good on the boat! It should come out on all pontoons as a standard feature!"
~ Dan Dareing, NE Oklahoma ~
"Here is my experience with Pontoon Water Glide...I have a 1970 Harris Float-Boat with 24 foot long by 19-inch diameter logs and a 20 foot deck. I restored it last year. This year I put on a brand new 90HP (with 14-inch diameter by 13-inch pitched prop that is cupped) that weighs 220 pounds more than the 25hp that was on it. Needless to say, my boat was squatting terribly in the back and I needed to get some lift without putting on a third pontoon. I did not want the added weight of a third pontoon (also, it would have been hard to find a third pontoon that was 19 inches in diameter since they aren't the standard anymore) and the extra cost of either changing trailers or modifying my current trailer.
Before installing the PWG, I had a top speed of 27mph (clocked with a GPS) at 5,200 rpms and I had so much water splashing that, from the shore, you could not see my motor! I installed the PWG and their performance shield at the same time. After these two items were installed, my top speed went to 32mph at 5,600 rpms, with the same 14X13 prop. I followed their advice and moved up to a 15-inch diameter prop (also cupped) and now have a top speed of 34mph at 5,200rpms. Not too bad for a 30 year old barge.
The people at Pontoon Water Glide made this purchase/experience very easy and painless. I made numerous calls to them before and after I bought the Glide to make sure I was making the right move and they ALWAYS treated me like I was their one and only customer. In today's day where it is almost always customer no-service, this experience was a refreshing change. Hats off to everyone at Pontoon Water Glide!"
~ Russ Handy, Oshkosh, WI ~
"I put the water glide on by myself while it was on the trailer - it was very easy and fun. Now the glide step out is 1" below the water line and the back of the pontoons is 1 1/4" higher than without the pontoon water glide.
Before = 21 mph at 5100 rpm
Now = 28 mph at 5400 rpm
Now the BEST PART of the glide...
Before with 3 people = 16 mph at 4800 rpm
NOW with 3 people = 26 mph at 5600 rpm
(63% increase with 3 people)
I use the boat for tubing and skiing and this increase with 3-4 people is what I wanted and what I received!"
~ Russ Hinkle, Villa Rica, GA ~
"I installed the waterglide on my Tracker 18' that had a GPS speed of 18mph and now, with no other changes, it has a GPS speed of 23 mph. It helps on the load by at least one large person, it rides higher in the water, and holds the front up much better. It also helped on my speed when loaded. Oh by the way... this is with a 50hp Honda on a BassBuggy Tracker 1989 model."
~ Fred Bullard ~
"I have a 24 foot Sun Tracker with a 85hp Johnson. Before the Water Glide, my boat was running 15 mph. Dragging and plowing in the water. Now, with the Water Glide, my boat is running 24 mph. I gained 9 mph! I can pull my grandkids skiing and tubing with much ease on the water. The steering of my boat is much better, it is "almost" like a ski boat. You feel safer when you drop a skier out in the lake because you can get back and pick them up quicker.
The Water Glide gives me a smoother ride and more maneuverability on the water. Consider me another satisfied customer and I look forward to telling other pontoon owners about your product!
~ Lewis Harrison ~
"Pontoon Water Glide... Should Be A Standard Feature On All Pontoons!"
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