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  1. Some great info on another thread here: http://club.benningtonmarine.com/index.php?/topic/3235-beaching-question/
  2. Rule on our boat is the driver always has to have the lanyard on, usually just loop around your leg and forget about it. Does occasionally get forgotten, both to put on or take back off. Easy enough habit to get into and a small safety measure we can control.
  3. Thanks for the info. I did look into the Evinrude props and you're correct, the Rebel only goes down to a 15 pitch. Not a lot available in a 13 pitch so I might not have a lot of choices. I'm guessing a 15 pitch would drop my RPMs to much to be usable. I'll see if my dealer will let me try a couple props, but they're 2.5 hour drive away so not real easy. On a side note I lived in Philly for 10+ years and spent a fair amount of time up in Lansdale with friends. Liked your area and was thinking about moving that direction before I came back out west.
  4. The prop isn't anything fancy, SSP TBX (Part #763959). Not much info that I can find, seems to be their generic base line prop. Engine is not an H.O. or G2, I don't have the model # in front of me, but it's a 2.6L with 25" shaft. What did you have before the Rebel? That looks like a good prop for my needs as well.
  5. Wondering if anyone has experience selecting props at higher elevations? I hit 31 MPH at 5900 RPM WOT. Full fuel tank and two adults so a pretty light load. With a heavy load (4 adults, 2 teens, 2 kids, 2 coolers, more gear than needed) and Bimini up I don't lose much, maybe 1-2 MPH. I also boat at a little higher altitude, about 4500 ft. From my limited research I think that means I need to drop about two pitch sizes from what would be optimum at sea level. Boat Model --------- 22' SSRCXP Model Year --------- 2017 Tube Option -------- SPS, strakes on center tube and interior of outer tubes Power Option ------- Evinrude ETEC 150 (Full Throttle Operating range 5300 to 6000 RPM) Prop Specs --------- 3 Blade Stainless - 15 5/8 x 11p I hit 31 MPH at 5900 RPM WOT. Full fuel tank two adults so a pretty light load. With a heavy load (4 adults, 2 teens, 2 kids, 2 coolers, more gear than needed) and Bimini up I don't lose much, maybe 1-2 MPH. I also boat at a little higher altitude, about 4500 ft. From my limited research I think that means I need to drop about two pitch sizes from what would be optimum at sea level. I'm wondering if going to a 13 pitch prop would give me a little more top end, if there's something else I should check, or if that looks dialed in already? Honestly I don't need more speed for enjoyment, but if a small tweak can improve the performance I'd be silly not to try, right.
  6. This is the video for controlling the RGB lights if you're looking for that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLKdcVL3ZsE
  7. I use Quick Cleats as well and they work great. I don't really adjust the height often, but it's nice to have that option. Very easy to move from one side to the other or anywhere along the length of the boat. Didn't want to drill or mount anything to my toon until I was more familiar with where the best locations would be, but I'm going to stick with these now.
  8. I'm thinking about something similar. I have three lake options between 30 & 100 miles of home so we're always towing. How fast have you gone with any of those covers on? Very few people on the roads out here in the middle of nowhere and our speed limit is 80. Curious how much of that I could use.
  9. Evinrude 150. Wasn't what I decided on so much as what the dealer had available, but I'm happy with it. Limited choices in my neck of the woods so it was more about finding a handful of toons that met my requirements then letting the wife pick the one she liked the best (with some subtle nudges).
  10. New Bennington owner and want to say thank you for all the great info I've picked up from this site. It's helped immensely in figuring things out for a greenhorn in the boating world. Loving it so far.
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  12. New to boating and the pontoon, but I use Quick Cleat: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01F8E5OB2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Not mounted permanently anyplace so I can swap them around until I figure out what works best for me