"I decided a long time ago that I would not sell all the boats in the world, but I would sell the best quality at the lowest price I can."

Lousy Rescue Boats

PONTOON BOATS MAKE WONDERFUL FAMILY BOATS TO TAKE YOUR WHOLE BUNCH ON A DAYS OUTING. BUT THEY MAKE LOUSY RESCUE BOATS UNLESS IT IS BUILT FOR THAT USE.
JUST TAKING A STOCK BOAT AND CONVERTING IT TO RESCUE DUTY IS A DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN. LET'S LOOK AT THE FLOTATION A PONTOON BOAT HAS ROUND TUBES THE MORE WEIGHT YOU PILE ON THE DEEPER THE TUBES ARE SHOVED INTO THE WATER AND THE LESS THEY WILL HOLD UP A TUBE CAN BE SUNK UNDER WEIGHT. ON THE OTHER HAND A BOAT WITH A FLARED HULL WILL RESIST THE WEIGHT THE DEEPER IT IS FORCED INTO THE WATER SO IT WILL HOLD MORE WEIGHT THE FUTHER IT GOES DOWN. PONTOONS ARE TOO HIGH OFF THE WATER MAKING LOADING OF DEAD WEIGHT OBJECTS MUCH HARDER.