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About Tooner

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  • Birthday 08/22/1948

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Florida
  • Interests Boating, Motorcycling, Bicycling, Family, Grandchildren, Travel, Auto racing, anything with an engine, either on wheels, wings, or water.

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  1. Bait well pump, need replacement.

    Don't know the answer, but wouldn't that be warranty?
  2. Hazy/Foggy windshield

    Deep Woods Off works great! It's the DEET that's the magic ingredient. Use an old cotton sock or soft cotton T shirt. Works great on plastic car headlight covers.
  3. How old are you, and still ski?

    if we only knew how long we had it would be a whole lot easier planning our lives. Since we don't, do what you can, but as LakeLiving says, be smart about it and don't wear yourself out prematurely. My Dad passed at 62, but it was not from being sickly. My mother is still doing well at almost 94, so I hope I have some of those genes. To me the most important thing is not longevity, but what you do with the time you have. I've always lived my life so not to have regrets when taking my last breath. Family is at the top of my pyramid, but "me time" is also very important. Along those lines I recently completed a 3,800 milemotorcycle trip with two friends through the South WesternUS.
  4. How old are you, and still ski?

    Nice video Randy, and good job! It's been ages since I skied at all. I'm with you on the bike riding, and ride 10-14 miles most mornings to stay somewhat in shape. While I'm not saying "never" to trying water skiing again, it's not likely, especially not with all the gators we have where we boat. Oh, and I'm 68, and most people don't believe I'm that old. However, I do know my limits.
  5. Waiting on my 22SSRXP

    Welcome to the family! You will love your Benny, and this site will continue to offer you many hints, advice and friendship. Just keep the zipper shut on your wallet!
  6. Now that there is funny,
  7. She's heeeerrreeee. 2017 2250 GPD

    Beautiful! Great choices of colors. Ours is SmokeynGranite with Black accent, but I like yours with the blue equally as well. Wow, and that Covina steering wheel is just pure sexy. I can see one of those in my future. I am sure that you will absolutely love your Benni!
  8. Need some GCW pics

    On our boat the rule is: if you use it, you clean it. Amazing how many passengers develope the ability to wait for land. As for me, well, let's just say that is one reason I wanted the extended aft deck.
  9. Need some GCW pics

    In our family: "0" changing room/porta-potty = "0" boat. Some concessions are just unavoidable.
  10. And BOOM, this happened.....

    Our 2016 SLX 21 with SPS package and Saltwater package has sealed lifting strakes, and underskinningas Randy (Goldenrod24)said previously. We did not buy anything else special underdeck. We did spring for the extended aft deck. I would highly recommend this if it is not part of the SLXP package. Another thing Randy is right about is the fact that you will LOVE that boat!
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  12. Winter Storage - What would you do?

    Be sure that the motor is trimmed down before things freeze for long enough to be sure that NO WATER is left to freeze and ruin things. I've always been told to trim down out of water (unless towing) and trim up in the water. As for critter control, even if you built a barn, as a matter of fact, maybe even more so, mice, squirrels, etc would be a problem. I was a car collector, and winters were always a problem for me, especially up in New England. Nothing like a cold, snowy winter to drive mice into anywhere warmer.I found moth balls effective. Can't vouch for dryer sheets, although they do work well for keeping flying insects away if you put one into your hat/cap. i would think a trailerable cover would be better. Our boat sits in the water in Florida year around, and is covered with our Benni supplied mooring cover. It's great at keeping water and dirt from getting in, but the way Bennington builds the fences about a half inch off the deck, I would think that blowing snow could be a problem in through those cracks, at least if it snows at your place like it did at our Connecticut home. Good luck!
  13. End of Season

    Not to rub it in, but Florida is a great place to own a Benni!
  14. Pictures - 2017 23' Swingback

    Wow! Great looking boat. But for us it would not work, even though we love the look. The main reason we bought a Pontoon boat is that we often have our grandkids or other little ones on board, and at least several times a year we have both sons and their kids at the same time, and need room for 10.While nothing is ever totally safe with little ones, the fence all around at least keeps them contained and within sight. I am really surprised that Bennington allows the swing back to be bought without the rail system, if for no other reason than the exposure it bring to them for liability issues. Even then, the rail is not really more than a visual reminder to not go back there. I know for sure that on our boat, the rear sun pad is off limits while under way. Not just our rule, but several warnings on the boat as well. Still, that swing back looks just fantastic, just not for those with little passengers.
  15. Where do you go boating mostly?

    We are on the St John River in Florida. From where we are we can boat upstream (going South) for over 25 miles, and downstream (river flows north to Jacksonville, and into the Intracoastal) for over a 120 miles. Many more miles of "dead rivers", large lakes, and other channels. Our Benni is in a wet slip, inside of a boat house, just 9 miles from our home. If we chose to, we could trailer east 15 miles to the Intracoastal at New Smyrna beach. GREAT place to own a boat!