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About Airlifter

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  1. bennington gear

    Thank You Marine, The link worked. Semper Fi
  2. 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.
  3. bennington gear

    I see that Iopened 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.
  4. bennington gear

    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 Ipurchased 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.
  5. 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. Inow have a tandem trailer with a 4100 lbs capacity and brakes.
  6. 10-Year Bow-To-Stern Warranty!

    My new boat just arrived. I will sign papers this week. Is there any specific paper if Im already a member from my first Bennington.
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  8. And BOOM, this happened.....

    Thank you,I will have the additional sealed lifting strakes removed. It will drop the boat price another $700. In my mindit was not making sense to add anything to the outside of port and starboard toons which takes away from the SPS turning performance. The ext aft deck has been added to the Purchase Order. I will finalize everything line by line this week. I've said it before this has to be the best forum. The members here helping others ROCK.
  9. And BOOM, this happened.....

    Do I need lifting strakes sealed Additionally to the SPS pkg. it's difficult to imagine if this is added to the outside toons. The build has taking a few hours to finalize. The dealer is unsure if the strakes being sealed for saltwater or it's added to the outside toons . Very annoying
  10. And BOOM, this happened.....

    Can someone answer a Question. I'm gettinga full refund on my 20 SLXP F90 with strakes and wavetamer.I am very pleased the Senior sales rep stepped up and listened to the issues and degradedperformance. What I was told before the purchase never evolved and after 44 hrs in 6 weeks I'm building a betterBennington. The new build 21 SLXP SPS F150 Simrad GPS G05 EXT AFT DECK,will it need additional strakes and a wavetamer to bow3 tube upgrade beyond the SPS pkg. Am I paying double for certain items below deck.Thanks in Advance
  11. Thank you. I really have gained a large amount of experience in the 40!hrs on this new boat. As a first time boat owner yourexperience and time to help fellow forum members is greatl. I will seriously look at a new boat with your inputs in October when this one is pulled out for the season.
  12. I love this boat. 40 hours in 40 days. I'm thinking of adding a third toon and upgrading to 115. It would appear to be an Xl 115 upgrade.If the Bennington dealer were to due this would the warranty remain valid. Would the Coast Guard classification change allowing the hp 115. I realize a new boat is easier with a trade, but I really enjoy this one. Like I've said I'd like a 4-6 mph improvement with the 115 hp and a center toon from Bennington. As the season is coming to an end I'm thinking this is possible during the off season.
  13. 20 v. 21 SLXP Pricing

    I love the extra bow and stern deck space on my boat. The bow gate I am considering for a cost of $ 600. The biggest issue l have is WOT and getting 22-24 mph. The dealer told me to expect 28-30, after spending a considerable amount of time here and other searches the boat is giving me exactly what should be expected at WOT. The rub is the 4-5 mph missing on a F90 that I was told to expect from the dealer. Dealers don't know all. If you want options the 21 in all models give them to you.
  14. 20 v. 21 SLXP Pricing

    Bought 20 SLXP F90 Yamaha 25 " tubes 10 paxLAST MONTH, go for the 21. More options with themotor and the extra port bow lounge is nicer for the crew. In the process of a trade or a Xl 115 performance upgrade at the moment. The twin 25" with a F90 tops out at 5700 rpm and 24 mph. That with 2 adults and 2 teenagers
  15. Thanks for the input I'll keep it through the season and look for a 21 slxtritoon with a 150 The Delaware inland bay is very tidal and I'll need an improved chart/gps garmin to go with the upgrade