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  1. I had an issue with my 2016 last year when I first got it. I took off the deck plate and tapped on the top of the sending unit and it has worked fine since. Probably won't fix it, but you may try that.
  2. Update, 9 1/2 weeks later and I called back today, because evidently there phones won't dial out. Anyway, I talk to a guy and they act like they have never heard of me before. After giving the details of my claim, once again, he said they had some bimini boots in stock and would send one out. I was told the last time I had contact with them that they would call and send one as soon as it arrived. This will be the last time I purchase a boat from this dealer. As said before, I feel as though after the sale they could careless about you unless you buy a high end model. We'll see if I get it next week as promised or if they forget me again.
  3. http://newschannel9.com/sports/outdoors/boatus-alert-crime-ring-targeting-yamaha-outboard-engines
  4. Just a heads up for you 303 users. 303 (30306) 32 oz. Marine UV Protectant Spray is $18.92 with Prime delivery and they have a $4 coupon to go with it.
  5. I drive mine on. I back the trailer in to where there is an inch or two of water over the fenders and am good to go.
  6. My 2016 90 Yamaha does something like that. Initial startup is fine, but if we stop to swim, fish or whatever for say 30 minutes, it may or may not startup on the first try. Asked the dealer about it last year and they hadn't heard of it before. May ask again and see if they know anything about this valve you all are talking about.
  7. Check out the Humminbird Helix line of units. I bought a Helix 5 with DI/GPS and love it. I put it on a ram mount and installed it on the side of the helm console. Wish I had stepped up to a Helix 7 just so it would be easier to see from the bow while fishing, but it works.
  8. I emailed my dealer a week after initial contact and called them the next day since they didn't respond to my email. That is when I was told they were waiting to hear from Bennington. The bimini storage boot has stitching coming undone and also on of the zippers will not insert fully unless you use needle nose pliers to pull it in. Simple solution is to send a new storage boot. Guess it's not so simple though. It's ashame something like this is giving me second thoughts on my dealer and Bennington.
  9. Monday makes two weeks since I first made contact with the dealer, if I don't hear anything by the end of the day I already have an email typed and ready to send to Bennington.
  10. Steve, that is a plus for sure. I had to call yesterday and was told they were waiting to hear from Bennington. A follow-up email would be nice to let me know this. So my next question is, how long does it take Bennington to get back with a dealer for a warranty replacement part? I sure hope nothing major happens because right now I don't have a lot of confidence in my dealer or Bennington getting in a hurry about anything.
  11. Got the knob today, that was fast! Great service CIPA!!
  12. I called and sent pics by email a week ago today and have heard nothing. I sent a follow-up email almost two hours ago. I get the feeling that after the sale the owner doesn't care much or maybe I didn't spend enough for him to care. I'll give it till tomorrow and will be calling.
  13. How long would you all give your dealer to respond back on a small warranty claim before you contacted them again?
  14. http://www.interstatebatteries.com/p/interstate-batteries/interstate-batteries-srm-29-srm-29?dsNav=N~2147384903 Some of these other guys may be able to give you a heads up on the other types of batteries, but this is what I have. I have fished for about 6hrs straight with my 55# minn kota and it never seemed to lose any power. Main thing to remember is to fully charge it after each use and if you are not going to use it for a month or so you may want to buy a trickle charger to keep it topped off. This will give you maximum life out of your battery.
  15. I mostly fish for crappie and have a Minn Kota Edge 55# on my 20SLMX, it moves it along at about .8 mph on the 2 setting and about 1.2 on 3. Now this is in wind about 10 mph and less and the battery nearly full. I put an Easy troller plate on my Yamaha 90 for trolling for crappie and can get down to about 1.0 going into the wind and roughly 1.3 in calm conditions. I mostly use my Minn Kota for running the banks fishing and trying to hold over suspended fish in deeper water. I think you will be fine with what you are looking at, but even with the trolling plate down on my boat the wind will push the front end around when it gust. Hard to control these "wind catchers" in the gust.