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    Zombie Fish Vinyl Wrap for our 17 sli

    We purchased our Bennington new in 2012 as we began our glide toward downsizing. Our prior boat was a 400 HP Howard Custom ski boat and losing 90% of your horsepower is a real test of your self-esteem.... :cool: From 2012 to 2017 from late April to late November we kept the Bennington in the...
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    Media Blasting Pontoons with calcium deposits at water line

    I tried the NAPA aluminum brightener AND Sharkhide cleaner and the effect was OK but minimal. I saw a YouTube video about a guy who used progressively less aggressive sand paper on an orbital sander. I initially sandEd the dark corrosion line with 180 grit followed by 320, 400, 600 and 800...
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    Media Blasting Pontoons with calcium deposits at water line

    For the last several years we kept our 18’ Bennington in the water in the marina at the lake where we previously had a vacation home in Southern California. We sold that home and the boat is now a trailer queen. As a result of. Several summers in the water, the pontoons have developed some very...
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    Big Bear Lake bound!

    We have a vacation home at Big Bear Lake and our 2012 18 SLi "Cub Tub" is slipped at Pleasure Point Marina from late April through mid-October, weather permitting. At just under 7,000 feet, we've had 12" of snow the week before Halloween (2009) snow is been predicted this year through mid-April...
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    What did you name your boat?

    Just after we purchased our new Bennington we found out that my wife's son is expecting our first grandchild. Since our vacation home is on Big Bear Lake in SoCal and we are looking forward to spending a lot of time with all the "little ones" on board, Papa Bear and Nana Bear named it the "Cub Tub."
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    Permission to come aboard?

    Beautiful piece of work but beware of swimming termites!! :-)
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    BBQ Mount for Pedestal Fishing Chair Receptacle?

    Got my answer from the dealer. You cannot install a grill within the gate area where the fishing seat will be located. It has to go outside on the deck.
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    BBQ Mount for Pedestal Fishing Chair Receptacle?

    That would be great!
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    BBQ Mount for Pedestal Fishing Chair Receptacle?

    Here is the chair and base. It appears to be the same base as the table:
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    BBQ Mount for Pedestal Fishing Chair Receptacle?

    My understanding is that the front fishing chair will be removable leaving only the flush base mount in the deck. I figured when the fishing chair was not in place, the same base mount could become the base for the BBQ stand.
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    BBQ Mount for Pedestal Fishing Chair Receptacle?

    We are awaiting the delivery of our 2011 17 SLi which we are outfiting with a single pedestal fishing chair (plus depth gague and trolling motor) in the center bow. We also wanted to get a Magma BBQ but wanted to avoid another pedestal receptacle in the floor. West Marine has a Pedestal Mount...
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    It's just the Bear Necessity...

    It's just the Bear Necessity...
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    Newbie asks: Dog Ramp; Sign & Accessories

    We just made the inevitable concession to maturity and pending grandchildren to trade in our 20 year old Howard 21' 400 HP (80 mph) and "trade-up" to a fully-optioned 18SLi with a 40 HP Big Foot fishing chair, electric motor, fish finder and plenty of cup holders. We'll miss the speed a little...
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