Maynard G. Krebs

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  1. The ten year structural warranty can be transferred to the new owner if the boat is inspected by a Bennington dealer. Obviously this isn't a free service, the dealer has to get paid for the time it takes to inspect the boat. I would expect to pay at least one hour of labor at the shop's going rate. I didn't bother with it since my nearest dealer is over 100 miles away and there wasn't enough of the ten year warranty left to bother with. Just to clarify things, the lifetime warranty for deck rot applies to the original purchaser only. Once the boat transfers ownership the warranty is ten years from original date of sale.
  2. Just down to the bunks. It's a waste of time trying to lift the boat and polish the bunk area. Besides the fact that nobody will ever see it, the Sharkhide (if applied) will wear off within a few load/unloads and the toons will tarnish where the bunks are anyway.
  3. My ideal speed is zero. It indicates that I've found the perfect spot and don't need to look any further.
  4. I tried going without Sharkhide and the toons were hazy after just a few hours in the water. Didn't matter that I wiped them down as soon as it was back on the trailer, the only thing that brought them back to full shine was another round of Gord's. Applying Sharkhide was a compromise, I lost the "just polished" mirror finish but it also saved me from becoming a slave to it.
  5. Found them on Ebay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bennington-Marine-Pontoon-OEM-Plastic-Bimini-Top-Latch-Strut-Quick-Release-End-/332254004185 Kind of expensive but they're available. While looking through the Google results I found an old post by Team Bennington on this forum stating that the oem part on your boat is warrantied for life. Might have to jump through some hoops to get it but it will save you some money. Post #12 in this thread:http://club.benningtonmarine.com/index.php?/topic/631-bimini-damage/
  6. Anything is possible if you throw enough money at it. Question is, is it worth it? If you've taken good care of your 20SF you haven't taken much of a hit in value. Might be more cost effective to trade it for a 21' and not be limited to the 115 hp of a 20' . Lots of members here have upgraded from 115 to 150 and they all say there's no comparison in performance.
  7. They are offering three plans: Plus 50 offers 50GB of Storage and No Linking or 3rd Party Hosting. 52GB storage for $5.99/mo. or $59.99/yr. Plus 100 offers 100GB of Storage, Unlimited Linking and No 3rd Party Hosting. 102GB storage for $9,99/mo. or $99.99/yr. Plus 500 offers 500GB of Storage, Unlimited Linking and 3rd Party Hosting. $39.99/mo. or $399.99/yr. So yes, there are cheaper plans for storage only but if you want your pics to show up on a forum (3rd party hosting) you're in for $400 per year.
  8. I'm sure I'm not the only one who uses Photobucket to post pictures here. They recently replaced all the 3rd party hosted pics (forum pictures that have a PB link) with a message saying I have to *upgrade* my plan. I was expecting them to nick me for $20-30. Nope, they want $400, PER YEAR, for the upgrade. Photobucket must have Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli running things now. Remember him? He's the guy that raised the price of a drug called Daraprim from $13.50 per pill to $750. Bye bye Photobucket, you're going the way of the Dodo with moves like that.
  9. I don't doubt that the pontoons can be corrected. The more difficult fix is the discoloration spots on the rub rails. ladder, and motor pod. Those areas have a matte finish and any attempt to remove the spots will leave shiny areas that don't match the rest of the boat. I would get clarification on how they intend to fix this to your satisfaction before going forward.
  10. Looks like North Carolina Walmarts have a different clientele than the ones in California. Here's a little gem I saw outside my local Walmart recently.
  11. I have one but I've never used it. Docking is a lot like parallel parking a car and I like the challenge.
  12. Camping World Holdings, which acquired Gander Mtn. (and Overtons) through bankruptcy proceedings, is required by the terms of the deal to retain 17 stores nationwide. The Chairman and CEO of CWH, Marcus Lemonis, has indicated he would like to keep as many as 70 stores open if the right deals can be made with the landlords. He also said the two brick-and-morter Overtons locations in NC would remain and he plans to open another 15-20 within current Camping World locations. There's been confusion about the closings even at stores that are on the list of those that will remain because the current inventory in all stores is being sold by liquidators to settle outstanding debts. Since none of the current items in stock were part of the acquisition, Lemonis intends to restock stores with a more profitable (less bloated) product line.
  13. Just changed mine for the first time in the four years I've owned it and I think it was changed once before that, so twice in ten years. Hours are low, less than 100, but I think having it sit on the trailer for the last year caused the impeller to dry out and fail. I'll need to be more diligent as I wait for the drought to end and start the engine each month rather than just keeping a trickle charger on the battery. The upside to this was I finally found an advantage to having a 50 hp engine. I was able to change the impeller myself after watching a couple of youtube videos. The job isn't difficult from a technical standpoint but holding the lower unit up and reinstalling the bolts by myself was tricky. Another pair of hands would have been helpful. Definitely wouldn't want to try hoisting the lower end of anything larger than 90 hp.
  14. Manufacturer's product page. http://spradlingvinyl.com/catalog-colors/Simtex Care and cleaning guide for SimTex Softside vinyl. http://www.rexpeggfabrics.com/uploads/pdfs/CareClean-1.pdf Manufacturer's care guide for products treated with Permablok3. http://spradlingvinyl.com/assets/docs/resources/PERMABLOK3cleaningguideSII.pdf Approved cleaners. http://spradlingvinyl.com/assets/docs/resources/Permablok3%20Approved%20Cleaners%20SII.pdf Available on Ebay, pretty spendy at $22/yard. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Spradling-Simtex-Plata-Softside-Marine-54-Vinyl-Mildew-UV-Resist-/391117663349?hash=item5b106dec75:g:v2sAAOSwv0tVNUNB Obviously I have way too much time on my hands. Had knee surgery on Monday and have to say crutches suck.