Airlifter

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About Airlifter

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  • Birthday 08/09/1966

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    Rehoboth Bay
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    17' 21 SLXP SPS Yam 150 Black/Ivory Shatter

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  1. After researching the Yamaha manual I've learned that they have planned for 35 degrees F and R of dead space before it sets in the proper engagement. The info was right in the book, and I can plan better with it. A new helm is not an option on a month old boat.
  2. I figured how to update my profile. working on upload of pictures soon. 17' 21 SLXP SPS yam 150. I don't feel or hear the change to R or F at slow speed.
  3. New boat in the water 2 days. Im not in the easiest marina to operate into and out of. Ive noticed at slow speed the throttle has a null or dead space before engagement of the prop forward and reverse. Not happy with the throttle location at the helm, it feels low and aft in the seat. Is there an upgrade to this system or is it an adjustment that I will need to accept.
  4. Swingback, Went to the Marina today and have looked at your suggestion. Its a possibility to do just that and back in like the Big boats. Big Kahuna, You bring up a valid point with the removing the playpen cover. The toons with individual covered seats in the Marina are no longer pretty and look weathered. Especially the sun beaten flooring. I'll either back in to the slip or modify the forward portion of the playpen to access the bow with my extended forward deck. Option 1 no additional expense. Option 2 some expense but nearly as costly then Option 3 and new seat covers to replace the playpen cover.
  5. I have just moved into a marina that is setup to extend only to the port side door. Some have mentioned this is a finger dock design. I have contacted a Canvas shop that can make individual covers for all seats on my 21SLXP for for $$$. I think I can have the front playpen set back to the forward fence. I have the extended bow and with the setback I'll be able to board the boat. The canvas will have a additional zipper at the bow gate and hopefully I can have clips sewn into the canvas and not need snaps.
  6. Correction I'm looking for seat covers to use in place of my playpen cover for the dock setup I have at my marina.
  7. I'm trying to price out canvas covers to replace the Bimini top and extension poles. My marina setup is difficult to install the Bimini because the dock only extends half way down the port side. Anyone have a ballpark price Ofvwhat they have paid in the past I'd like to cover each section and leave the floor open Boat is a lounge 21slxp.
  8. If you get 6th and additional year for an extra 200 take it. I was offered 600 for the extra year.
  9. This is the best forum everyone is so genuine and supportive. I heard from the dealer today with an apology and a 3+2 confirmation On the Yamaha warranty
  10. Just in under the wire on the Yamaha extended warranty....whew.... Congrats on the Anniversary and the the new boat. My new boat is sitting in the yard under wrap. Can someone tell me about he Yamaha extended warranty. Dealer has made no mention of this.
  11. Thank You Marine, The link worked. Semper Fi
  12. TomS Funny question they continued to ask me, How far are you planning to drive the boat ?. like that matters if your in an accident or much worse. After I pulled that specs from the Bennington catalog and the load rite trailer web site, they bit and ate the $1500.00 difference. Goes without saying the operator needs to be more responsible then the passengers or Dealer in this case.
  13. I see that I opened Pandoras box. I never received the stickers or letter from Team B on the 1st boat, but that was a dealer model. Maybe with the build your own it may bring a letter and sticker. Your correct I shouldn't expect a shirt.
  14. Proud Owner, Second Boat in 7 months. Is there a welcome packet I can expect from Team Bennington. I recall other members mentioning this topic when I purchased the first Benny in August. I never received anything but this Forum from the dealer about Bennington apparel or marketing. Dealer has not even offered a t-shirt with there logo. New boat is 21 SLXP yamaha F150 SPS that is under wrap and will be sitting on new trailer in 2-3 weeks. Hope to crest th water early May.
  15. New boat arrived yesterday. 2017 21 SLXP pictures to follow. Issue with trailer began with a single axle LoadRite with a weight capacity of 2380 lbs. Problem being that my boat weighs 2600 lbs add F150 450 lbs and were at approx 3100 lbs. It pays to know your boat and the specs of your trailer. Dealer finally came around to my understanding that you cannot operate a trailer over its specs and capacity. I now have a tandem trailer with a 4100 lbs capacity and brakes.