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About Robotpedlr

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  1. GPS Help

    ok, I think I settled on the factory installed Simrad GO5, so I dont have to run wire under the shielding to install a transducer. Based on what I have read on here, I can run a NMEA 2000 from my Yamaha 150 to collect the data to display on the SIMRAD. My question is to those that have done similar with the Yamaha. Is there already a NMEA2000 cable from the Helm to the Battery box (under the Swingback lounger on the Port side). Or at least some easy method to get the cable from the motor to the help so I can plug it into the Simrad. I was hoping to avoid wiring issues by going with a factory installed GPS that supports NMEA2000 but didnt think about the connecting from the motor to that. I guess I have a couple of days left to delete the Simrad from the Order if it would be a nightmare to connect it all up. Hoping there is an easy fix (ie, there is already a NMEA network in these boats). My boat will be a 22 SXP Swingback.
  2. GPS Help

    Which unit (GPS) did you go with? Garmin, Simrad or other?
  3. GPS Help

    Thanks. Didnt know that the NMEA 2000 stuff was not already wired up for the Yamaha F150, but it sounds like an easy add on with the parts listed on the page you linked to. Does anyone know that if I get the Simrad GPS 05 factory installed, if that is already connected to NMEA2000? Also - I read (in the link above) that you recommended to have Bennington run your transponder cable at the factory prior to installing the shielding. Is that something the dealer arranges for you...? Sounds like a great option. Do I need to send them a cable, or just tell them to route an 8 wire cable (are they all the same)? Sorry about all the questions...a lot to learn about these boats. But having fun so far
  4. GPS Help

    I just ordered my 2017 22SXP with Yamaha F150. I have a few days left before the window closes on changing options. I am thinking about adding the fish finder (Garmin Striker 4 Fish Graph) as it is only $300 factory installed. Since I dont fish at all, I am wondering if it is the best choice for other information (depth, temp, etc). Or should I skip that and add a better unit on my own after I take delivery. Like one of the units that integrates / communicates with the NMEA 2000 network. My assumption there is that it can pick up a lot of useful info (Fuel consumption, GPS Speed, etc etc) that maybe beneficial. I would like it to be flush mounted and "factory" looking as opposed to an above dash bolt on. I guess another option is the Simrad GPS G05 which appears to have NMEA 2000 integration...but that is $900 for the factory installed option (anyone know where does are mounted when factory ordering it your build)? Appreciate any feedback.
  5. Owner's Manuals

    I completely agree. Bennington should have a detailed manual that shows info on all options and configs. It would not be unreasonable to have one for each line (S, R, G, etc) and have it inclusive of all options just like cars. Having the dealer explain stuff during delivery is great. But what if you want to look it up 6 momths later or the following season. Or the new owner if you sell. These dont change that much year to year were it would be hard to update. My 2 cents
  6. Motor Cover

    Sunday it was $77 shipped. Today (Tuesday) it went to $89. Darn, I should have ordered one instead of waiting.
  7. Welcome to Club Bennington

    Just ordered our 2017 Bennington 22 SXP Swingback. Cant wait to get it and join the Pontoon world. We are coming from a Ski Boat, so this will be a new (and very enjoyable) change. Ordered the premium versionwith the SPS package, Yamaha 150, Power AssistedSteering, MC10,RGB lighting and a few other options. Will be enjoying it on Lake Tapps WA.
  8. Motor Cover

    The factory ones are available on Amazon for about $77 shipped Prime. I believe the number for the new Yamaha models isMar-mtrcv-f2-01 Amazon Link