If you can set up everything across the stern that is the way to go with a pontoon boat. My friend has had 3 and that is the way he sets his up and you can't beat it for trolling. Fishing off the sides is a whole different experience. Not as enjoyable fighting a fish and you are limited as far as your lay out goes.
I am sure he will put some of his pics up when he reads your post
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Hey Corey good to see you posting on here. As I told you at work this is a great site you will get alot of very good information from guys that know there stuff regarding your pontoon ?'s. Thanks to all of you for helping my friend.