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  1. I think that is a great idea. I really like the direction the manufacturers are going with the larger and larger displays. From what I've seen, Bennington is behind other manufacturers. The new motors have the capability, so use it! With the amount we are already spending, what's another $2-4K(or more) for some glass :-) Personnel I looked at networking my Garmin, but it was too costly ($4-600 ish) if I recall. and it just wasn't worth it to me after the purchase. Welcome to the forum Sand Key, you should make a post about the awesome boat you have on order!
  2. I get the same message on my laptop.
  3. Very nice build! You are going to love the boat/motor combo. Tell us more about your stereo install. Why not let the factory do it?
  4. I'm running a 15.5x17 SWSII. Seems to be a good fit on my R23 with F300. I could probably get a little more MPH if prop'd differently, but then I'd give up low end grunt which I really like with this setup. My details and performance are listed in the "specs" thread. Mark
  5. Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone! Had a great day. Picking up the toon from storage tomorrow. Let summer begin!
  6. It is the PowerDrive V2 70lb. I installed the iPilot and really like it. It struggles a little in the wind, but I can get approx 2.5mph out of it. I have a 2 bank charger installed in helm to charge the 2 batteries (also installed under helm). I run the power wires from help under lip inside of seat bases. I just terminated the plug at the front corner seat and leave the plug in the cooler when not in use. When in use, I lift the corner seat, pull the wire/plug out and close seat. I plug the trolling motor into it and away I go. My old boat, I mounted the plug (bulkhead style) into the fence. That looked nice, but it required drilling into the fence which I don't want to do on my R.
  7. When I mounted my trolling motor, I just drilled right through the seagrass. I had no problems with snagging. I used a newish bit and watched it closely while drilling.
  8. I've got the 2350RSR with F300. Great combo. There is probably only a 3-4mph difference between the two as far as MPH is concerned. The digital controls and gauges are nice, but spendy. Best of all, I don't have any regrets or "second guessing" motor choice because I got the biggest one I could for the boat.
  9. I bought a ShoreSTATION 5000lb hydraulic lift and canopy. I have a custom Sunbrella canopy cover. The Shorestation is considered a premium lift You'll spend $12-15k installed for the Hydraulic (~$3k less for electric winch style), but IMO, worth every penny. Very Very well built. All stainless and brass hardware. I looked at Shoremaster and they are considerably less expensive. Look at them both. There are obvious difference, but they may not matter to you if price is more important. They were to me in a 5K pound lift and I have no regrets. Good Luck
  10. We've got the black diamond stitching and really like it. I could see if you went with a lighter color, you may have problems with the thread staining, but with black we have no problems. It will be no worse than the light matching thread on the rest of the furniture though.
  11. Congratulations!...I remember the feeling well and it was over a year ago :wow:
  12. I've got a pretty good whine as well - always have. It is barely noticeable at idle when turning slow, but when turning quickly, it is quite loud. When underway, I can't hear it. I believe it is normal.
  13. Yeah, I've look into the grounding issue. It is pretty simple wiring for sub. Just pwr, rem and RCA cables. Pwr/gnd run directly to battery with 4ga wire through 3 terminal distribution blocks under helm (I've got another amp installed as well - reception was problem before 2nd amp). I've stretched out antenna wire and it helped a little. I'm curious why others haven't had the problem with a factory installed HT AS-10. It might be because I have my sub located differently since I have trolling motor batteries installed under helm as well. It is closer to head unit. I'm going to move batteries so I can get the sub closer to the outside fence and away from head unit.
  14. You should get the 30' canopy. The motor sticks back there quite a bit. 30' fits my boat perfectly.
  15. I need to look for solutions as well. Ever sense I installed the Wet Sounds HT AS-10 powered sub, my radio reception went to sugar honey iced tea. I've moved the factory antenna around as much as I could and only goes from crummy to worse. Turn off amp and reception is perfect. May trying something like this and mount more remotely.