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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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    Chetek Wisconsin.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. I ordered the F200 on my new boat. I asked my dealer (they are a high volume dealer for Yamaha and Bennington) and they said save the money as they hardy ever put the Vmaxon a pontoons.He did say it is an awesome engine though. I hope I don't regret it.
  11. I had the ellipticals on my last boat and had the Sea Legs. Can't go with the twin tube legs you have to go with the tri-toon legs.
  12. Boat Order "Dilemma"

    I'm such a tool I have driven to the dealer to look at my new boat twice. It's still wrapped up in the plastic from the factory and has snow on it.
  13. Kicker KMC 1 versus KMC 10 stereo

    I'm on my 3rd Bennington in 7 years. We went basic radio on the first and regretted it. Went all out on the 2nd and glad we did. Sounded great but the sub was placed under the helm. Not a good idea as it rattled the hell out of the helm. They had to put sound insulation inside the helm tostop most of the rattling. Radio head died late last season but it was covered under warranty. On theboat we just orderedI went with the upgraded radio, wet soundsand rear speaker upgradeon the swing back. I'm sure it will sound even better as the sub is no longer located under the helm so I should be able to turn the base up more than a quarter.More importantly if anything goes wrong with it in the next 10 years it's covered under warranty. If you do the upgrade yourself it may sound a little better but as others have said marine electronics don't last all that long and you won't have a 10 year warranty on aftermarket equipment.
  14. Our New 2017 24' SSBXP Build

    I wanted pictures of the colors and what the rear speaker upgrade looked like so the dealer I bought it from found them and sent them to me. I have the S series and the pictures are a G.
  15. Our New 2017 24' SSBXP Build

    That's what I thought. Isn't Spartan green a bit darker? Glad it's not so Vikingstaff won't wish he would have gone with the green.