Recent content by Potomacbassin’

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    Cover

    Some of this depends on the furniture layout - for my SSBXP with the keeper rail on the swing back, the cover has all sorts of collars that navigate the rail posts. It is most certainly a PITA. My slip also does not allow any access around the sides or back of the boat, so the cover has to be...
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    Curved Bimini Vrs Standard?

    That’s a good point - my pins were 1/4” Dia x 2” and they BARELY leave enough of a stub to latch the spring keeper. 2.25” or 2.5“ length for the new wider bracket. And there wasn’t much room to tap the holes, leaving less than a half inch of aluminum to span the hole, so this might have been...
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    Trump Parade Tears!!!

    Any engineers in the group? If we reinforce the panel to the point where it won’t deflect/dent do we now risk the fence bearing the load and finding a worse point of failure (I.e. anchor for the fence, weld, etc)? I’m reminded of my old car racing days where you would break something (clutch...
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    Trump Parade Tears!!!

    Tim’s no, but on the list for sure! Honestly once I get the warranty work completed, my prop dialed in and all my accessories installed I want to make some long runs including up to Annapolis and down to VA Beach. Obviously will have to pick the right days. When the croakers start running...
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    Trump Parade Tears!!!

    Yep bought the boat from Joe and have it slipped there at least for a year. I have a covered slip which isn’t cheap but it makes life so much more enjoyable. On the other hand, the no-wake is just brutally long so next year I may go to T&T or something else closer to the mouth. I do enjoy...
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    Trump Parade Tears!!!

    Yeah that sounds awful, not to mention trailering on GW Parkway and surrounding roads with all the traffic. For some reason the ramp was closed this year and the parking lot empty - I know it wasn’t for airline security since it is still open during normal times and the airspace was restricted...
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    Bimini support bars bent back slightly due to running with top open?

    Look at the bright side - you just got upgraded for free to the premium “curved” bimini.
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    Trump Parade Tears!!!

    I mostly agree with this. I think what happens is buyers get sucked into the idea and marketing videos of running 60mph on a pontoon with dual 300’s and we forget it’s a floating sheet of plywood. The part where I will disagree is that the bow-stuffers like me can serve to provide a feedback...
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    Bennington Production

    Unfortunately I would expect delays - hope for the best but plan for the worst right? My initial delivery date was mid-May and due to Covid it slipped a month. Totally understandable given the plant shutdown. But once it arrived at the dealer it took another 2 weeks for rigging. Dealer has a...
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    Trump Parade Tears!!!

    I was going to start a “4th of July” thread to capture stories like this. I ate a monstrous wave at the confluence of the Anacostia and Potomac rivers coming back from the DC fireworks. 30-40-ft boats everywhere putting out major wake and it was just a washing machine of 4 footers. Bow...
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    Curved Bimini Vrs Standard?

    So I was wandering around Home Depot the other day (I tend to do that a lot these days) and I found these clips with spring retainers for about $2 each. Thought I’d give it a try. Drilled 1/4 inch into the Bimini bracket and gave it a spin. No problems over 30mph, solid as a rock. If...
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    Check in with your cruising speed, RPM, FF and range.

    I’m going to revive another dead thread... just to add to the knowledge base and not create more threads to search. Ran up to Washington D.C. this afternoon, about a 60mile round trip from the marina. Burned around 25gal so calculates in that 2.5mpg range averaging 40mph at 5200rpm. Still in...
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    Curved Bimini Vrs Standard?

    This is perfect jhill, thank you! Part number and everything, this is why this forum is awesome!
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    Curved Bimini Vrs Standard?

    Thanks - there is another member on here that installed pins through the bracket so something to hold the arms in seems to be the ticket. And thank you for confirming you can run high speed with the top up. I’m sure it will put more wear and tear on the seams etc. but I’m ok with that - I just...
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    Curved Bimini Vrs Standard?

    Is that how it came installed or did you modify? If the former that would confirm my suspicion that the dealer likely installed mine backwards!
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