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With some changes, pontoon boats make comeback in the United States

With some changes, pontoon boats make comeback in the United States

Back this hitch up into the water

Untie all the cables and rope

Step onto the astro turf

Get yourself a coozie

Let's go….

Long before the pop-country group Little Big Town introduced its No. 1 hit, "Pontoon," last summer, pontooning had become been a part of the boating community in the United States.

Its roots go back more than 60 years to a Minnesota farmer named Ambrose Weeres who came up with the crazy idea of putting a wooden platform on two columns of welded steel barrels and spending his lazy summer afternoons fishing on a nearby lake.

But those no-frills pontoons, like Hula Hoops...

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