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  1. Tow bar

    It's the Turbo Swing XXL and was $825 plus tax and free shipping from Amazon. My dealer put it on for free but it wouldn't be difficult to do yourself.
  2. Tow bar

    Not sure if the Turbo Swing would work for youbut I bought one and the dealer installed it for me. It can be installed very easily by yourself. It is attached using the engin mount bolts.
  3. I changed my signature to my new Bennington and most of the specs. Its been raining since i got her home so when it stops I will get some pictures and post them.
  4. I owned a couple jet boats, a Sea Doo and a Yamaha. Absolutely loved the Yamaha. Then I bought a cabin and my neighbor said "nice jet boat, that thing will never work on these lakes." I laughed and said I love the thing and will never trade it. Two months later I traded my Yamaha in on my first Bennington. Just took delivery of my 3rd Bennington yesterday. As much as I love the pontoon I still have a soft spot in my heart for the Yamaha.
  5. Engine Wrap/decal

    Thanks guys. I googled it and saw a few things but just wondering if anyone on here has ever done it or seen it on an engine.
  6. Wondering if anyone has any ideas or has wrapped their engine. I'm looking for an American flag or eagledecal/wrap for a Yamaha 200.
  7. What do you do?

    Been in aviation since 1991. Student pilot to flight instructor to flying cancelled checks in a crappy old airplane to a regional airline to a corporate flying gig I have now. I have 15 more years till I retire. Ilookforward to sitting on my boat with reminiscing about the beautiful sun rises and sunsets I have seen over my career.
  8. Where's all of the new boat pictures?

    I tried posting but I get a message saying my picture is over .9mb. I need to go read the thread on how to post pics. I have been trying to post from my phone.
  9. Meet Members

    Chetek Wisconsin.
  10. Tow bar

    Would the Turbo Swing work with the extended aft deck? I bought one from amazon and the dealer is installing it when they set up the boat.
  11. Swingback Rail

    Most of the picture Bennington has on their web site shows the Swingback without the rail. We opted to go without the rail as we have a number of low bridges. Wherethe Bimini sits in the down position on the last 2 Bennies I have had itinterferes with the rear facing seats and the captains chairs I had on the 2250GRB model. I hope I don't regret not getting it and hope it's something that can be installed as an after thought.
  12. Swingback Rail

    From what I gather most states require the rail for passengers. I know MN and WI do. I am going to ask my dealer if they or me can buy the rail and install it should I decide I want it later.
  13. VF150 vs. F150

    I had a 22GBR with the Yamaha F150 and ellipticals.It ran great in a straight line and took waves very well. It got on plane quick and at WOTI could get 35mphwith a few people on board. I had Sea Legs underneath so it added drag and 400lbs I think. Water sports are ok. We pulleda tube mostly,straight line or slow turn was fine but didn't turn sharp worth a darn. If you have any further questions pm me and I will give you my number and answer any questions about it.
  14. On Yamaha's website if you compare the inline 4 F200 to the 3.3 V6 F200 and the Vmax F200 it says 89 for the inline 4 and 87 for the other 2. My dealer says his info shows 87 for all. I guess I'm wondering if an octain difference of 2 is that big of a deal and in the remote case I have an issue will Yamaha tell me to pound sand because I was running 87. Going to the gas station with multiple cans will be a giant PITA.
  15. I have the Yamaha F200 digital control engine on my new boat. Yamaha's website says 89 octain for this engine but 87 for all the other F200 I looked at. My marina has 87 non ethanol gas and my dealer says 87 is fine. Any opinions from any of you?