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  1. Thanks H2GO, that is the information I was hoping to get. You are right, the frame for the privacy enclosure is kind of tight when shut and I never took measurements to determine what would fit there.
  2. For those of you who own a swingback, have you installed or used a porta potti under the swingback seat? If so, what model do you use and do you know the height under the swingback seat pad? All women in my family so it is necessary for emergencies. The shallowest model I have found is the Thetford 260 which is about 12.2 inches tall. Want to make sure I purchase one that will fit so the seat fully closes. Thanks in advance for any feedback. Dave
  3. All my dash components were loose when I took delivery. I got under the helm and tightened as many as I could find - almost all were loose. After putting a couple hours on the boat this weekend I am covering the boat and notice my garmin is falling out of the dash with only one screw barely holding on. I know I snugged those up and now it is disconnected again. Has anyone else had this problem with a boat delivered this year? Not sure if is a dealer or factory issue but I would guess the factory.
  4. Still not resolved. The dealer just picked up the boat today to replace the power steering module in the ETEC which has been throwing codes since delivery. I expect they will inspect the scratches and offer a suggestion for resolution.. I have NOT had a good experience with this delivery of this boat. QC problems from the factory, Motor/rigging problems, delivery problems from the dealer... Not sure if anyone else had these problems but many of the dash components were not tightened down. The garmin, the instrument panel, the gauges - it's like they didn't finish it. I spent almost an hour under the helm station checking screws, wires, etc. This wasn't easy with that huge Kicker subwoofer in there!
  5. I have the 25 GSB with SPS which should be a little bit heavier than yours, I am running the evinrude 200 HO like builderbob with a 15 3/4 x 15 SS rebel. With 2 people on board I am seeing 45-46 at 5200 rpm. With 6 adults and a full load, getting 42 mph. My expected full throttle range is 5200-5900 rpm per Evinrude and this prop barely gets met to 5200 so I am considering trying a different pitch.
  6. I looked the boat over carefully when I closed on the boat a couple of weeks ago and I know these scratches weren't there then. We'll see what the dealer says, I just want it fixed. The are a bit overwhelmed right now, they are a large multi-state dealer and they were proud to boast they sold over 160 Benningtons during show season. It seems like they are struggling to deliver on that success at the moment. Even though they are spot issues I am going to insist they re-apply the sharkhide. Not sure if they can spot cover areas with a new application.
  7. Hi Everyone. My new 25 GSB was delivered yesterday. There were a few problems, most were quality issues from the factory which should be able to be fixed. But what really bothered me were two scratches in the pontoons that were dealer issues. I realize the pontoons will eventually get marred but I'm not sure how upset to be about this. Thoughts?
  8. From the album my new 25GSB

  9. From the album my new 25GSB

  10. I have been agonizing over this since February. I bought a new ShoreStation hydraulic lift for my 25 GSB SPS- 4000# boat and motor before gear - and needed to decide between triple bunks or the pontoon rails which lift from the deck. Everyone I asked had a different opinion, multiple bennington dealers and lift installers. I went with the recommendation from my purchase dealer to get the rails and lift from the deck. He says the boat is more than structurally sound to suspend the tubes and motor. The lift is being installed tomorrow and the boat delivered Sunday. We'll see.....
  11. From the album my new 25GSB

  12. From the album my new 25GSB

  13. From the album my new 25GSB

  14. From the album my new 25GSB

  15. From the album my new 25GSB