JsnMR2

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About JsnMR2

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  1. Where do you go boating mostly?

    From our first trip on the lake after receiving our boat mid October. She only got to go out once on Shasta, and then once on Whiskeytown before going into storage all winter. She goes on the water April 1st. Can't wait for a summer FULL of boating.
  2. Where do you go boating mostly?

    Shasta Lake: Max. length 35mi (56km) Surface area 30,000 acres (12,000ha) Max. depth 517ft (158m) Water volume 4,552,000acre·ft (5.615km3) Shore length1 365mi (587km) Surface elevation 1,067ft (325m)
  3. Where do you go boating mostly?

    My primary lake and where our new Bennington will be Moored all summer is at Shasta Lake in Northern CA. 10-15 minutes from my front door to the Marina. My secondary lake if I feel like a change of scenery is Whiskeytown Lake 10 minutes from my front door in another direction. It's much smaller, but is beautiful with extremely clear waters. Many other lakes within reasonable proximity but these are my go to lakes. Shasta Lake has 365 miles of coast line when full. Great views and good fishing. The dam was originally supposed to be 800 feet tall but due to a labor shortage during WWII, it stopped short at 602 feet high. There has been talks for years to raise the dam at varying different levels. Shasta Whiskeytown
  4. Alarm system - Installed!

    Drain on my number two battery is very minimal. Only time any real power is consumed, is if the system is triggered. They told me the exact draw it takes when armed but inactive, and it was miniscule. I can't recall the numbers they told me though.
  5. Alarm system - Installed!

    Stereo shop did it for me and did it very well. Very clean... Pretty much looks factory. With the size panels above the pontoons unbolting, it makes access fairly easy. They spent a couple days on it.
  6. Alarm system - Installed!

    Well, I've finished installing the alarm system on my 2017 GPD. With talk of theft and vandalism at some of the marinas it got me wondering why no one protects their boats with an alarm system like they do their cars and their homes. So I started digging into options and this is what I landed with. Marine Guard alarm system with four deck sensors placed around the deck that detect human weight walking over them. Also, door sensors at all three doors. A large siren, and factory headlights and overhead navigation lights wired to illuminate when triggered. I also opted for the cell phone communication system to alert me via email and text when the system is triggered. The system when triggered will charm immediately, and go into full alarm after a 15 second delay. It will sound for two minutes, and reset waiting for another trigger . Here are a couple quick videos. One triggering one of the front deck sensors, and the alarm sounding. Another walking over the deck sensors around the boat with charm only.
  7. Security systems?

    Parts ordered! MG01C: $ 351.00 2-zone control panel enclosed in a NEMIII, weather-resistant box. Components are hand-coated with a humiseal product to protect them from marine environment. 2 Deck Sensors (1 DSE2 sensor package) White siren 2 water-resistant key FOBs 1 LED to indicate alarm system's status - Two additional Deck Sensors (DSE2) $83.00 - Three Large Door Contacts (MGLC) $81.00 - MGR Non GPS Transmitter (For cell phone and email alerts when triggered) $227.00 - One year subscription for cell service $150.00 (occurs yearly) Pretty excited about this.... There are many options you can add if you like. Bilge alarm, GPS, more comprehensive cellular service with can include 24 hour 7 day per week live monitoring which can contact police/fire for you. I'll keep the thread updated when we get into installation once it arrives. The boat goes on the water in about 30 days. Hopefully this is all done in the next two weeks.
  8. Bennington Owners Age

    32
  9. After a couple months of trying to figure out how I want to mount a BBQ, I finally got it all nailed down! I'm glad I didn't rush into things... The dealer gave me a Kuuma BBQ with a pedestal style mount, and I decided to hold off on installing it last minute. Drilling the pedestal mount into my floor had me uncomfortable and the location options were just OK. Rail mounting on this floor plan is not ideal either. Finally, I found this surface mount from Magma and decided to buy the Magma Kettle, and one of their MANY options for mounting solutions. This mount rotates to eight different positions, so I can swing itout of the way and over the water (for drippings if they occur), or swing it inwards for docking, and storage when the bimini top is down. My wife did not want to loose any food prep area, while keeping itconvenient to reach. It's now my wife'sfavorite part of the boat! lol.
  10. Security systems?

    I agree.... It's mostly about the piece of mind and stopping a day or weeks from being ruined by an incident. I understand that I have insurance and things will be covered, but that's not the point. Could you imagine showing up to enjoy a nice day on the lake, perhaps with friends and family to find your boat was a victim of theft or vandalism? It would be terrible. My boat will be on the water for 7 months straight.... I can go check on it often and plan on using it a lot, but I'm more worried about the in middle of the night incidents. Having trouble figuring out the logistics of this stuff.... Actively working on it though.