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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Got the knob today, that was fast! Great service CIPA!!
  5. 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.
  6. How long would you all give your dealer to respond back on a small warranty claim before you contacted them again?
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Just wanted to give a shout out to CIPA and their customer service. Last weekend while trying to find the best spot on my bimini post for my CIPA 02000 mirror I accidentally dropped the knob that holds the mirror into the drink. I contacted them today to buy a replacement and was told they don't sell them, but they had extras and would send me one at no charge. Can't beat that for customer service, just wish my dealer would be so quick at responding to my inquiry 3 days ago about my bimini top storage boot issue.
  10. This^^^^^ or trailer it to the gas station.
  11. No, I did the service myself.
  12. I have 46hrs, but this has done it since it was brand new.
  13. It has a bulb, but I've not been pumping it. I figure it being fuel injection it would hold its prime. The dealer told me when we bought the boat that I shouldn't have to pump it unless I ran it out of fuel or after changing the filters, so I took his word on it. I'll try pumping it on start ups this weekend and see if it helps.
  14. Has anyone had an issue with a brand new Yamaha motor stalling on a restart? To be clearer, I have a 2016 Yamaha 90 4 stroke fuel injected. The initial start-up is ok. After swimming or whatever for a little while when I go to start the motor again it will act like it is going to run but immediately dies. The next crank it runs like it should. I have talked on the phone to my dealer and all he could come up with is possibly air in the fuel line. I'm hesitant on taking it in right now because it always starts and runs fine on the second try and I don't want to waste summer boat time. Thought I would run it by you all to see if anyone else has encountered this before and what solved the problem. If I can't figure it out, I guess I will make the 1 1/2 hr drive to the dealer after the weather cools off.
  15. You guys with a 55# thrust trolling motor tell me if I will I regret not going with a 70# thrust . It will be on a 20' with 90 yamaha 4 stroke. I really don't want to spend the money on higher thrust and an extra battery if I can keep from it.