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    Installing LED Lights on Transom: Help

    Thanks. 2018 Benny SSRXP. I wasn’t going to touch the toons. I only have a box on the port toon so I was going to attach on the transom. My concern is the transom itself. I was going to drill into it on each side of the motor mounts. Since the transom holds water, I didn’t see how I could cause...
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    Installing LED Lights on Transom: Help

    I want to install these underwater LEDS on my transom. Lumitec SeaBlaze Mini LED Surface Mount Underwater Boat Light, 2 Per Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GHW1ERI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_8DqdFbQD91J9H I’m hesitant to drill into the transom. I want to install them below the water line. Advice...
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    Dumb Question

    Thank you sir.
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    Dumb Question

    The black object in this picture is the speed sensor, correct? I just want to make certain.
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    Trump Parade Tears!!!

    FWIW, I take responsibility but this wasn’t my first rodeo. I’m not some newbie that floored the boat into a wave. In retrospect, I put myself in a bad spot without the ability to adjust. It’s on me. I don’t fault the boat at all. Even reinforced aluminum probably wouldn’t have prevented the...
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    Trump Parade Tears!!!

    No. Looks like the rail is bolted but furniture is just screwed in. A couple of small bolts in the rail as well. Extremely easy to remove the seats. I love my Bennington but sometimes I think I could build a nice tritoon from scratch for half the money. Maybe a project one day.
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    Trump Parade Tears!!!

    I pulled the seat. Easy job. Used a heat gun and rubber mallet to pound the aluminum back into position. The force of the wave really crushed it at the bottom. It now looks better than it did. I could save myself some dollars by installing the replacement parts myself. $1700 is a lot for...
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    Trump Parade Tears!!!

    BTW. The dealer had 4 other Bennington’s with similar damage after this weekend.
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    Trump Parade Tears!!!

    My local Bennington Dealer quoted me $1700 for a complete replacement. I’m going to bite the bullet and let them do it.
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    Trump Parade Tears!!!

    Checked in with a dent guy. He said these panels on so thin, dents can’t be pulled. He definitely recommended full replacement by Bennington. Sounds like this is going to cost a pretty penny. Afterwards, I’m going to lower my insurance deductible.
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    Trump Parade Tears!!!

    I don’t hold Bennington at fault here. Sometimes stuff happens. I never expected this type of wave and I’m not sure there is much I could have done. I was cruising with everybody else. Probably 15 mph. There were 3500 boats in the parade so adjustment to waves were difficult. In hindsight, I...
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    Trump Parade Tears!!!

    Deke- let’s stay connected on this issue. I’m sending pics to my dealer tomorrow. I don’t really fault Bennington. I should have gotten out of there after the first one over the bow. We got crushed with an 8 foot wave. I didn’t see it due to all the chop and kids in front. My neighbors Premier...
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    Trump Parade Tears!!!

    Jhill- interesting idea. I may explore that. Turn a bad day into an opportunity for a custom look. I’ve been boating all my life. I’ve never taken a wave like this one on a Lake. My neighbor told me my entire back end was out of the water. It was scary. My 6 year old was sitting in that front...
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    Trump Parade Tears!!!

    Went out on Lake Murray today for the Trump parade. Must have been over 1000 boats. Unfortunately we took a big wave. Scared the hell out of everybody AND crushed my front panel. Of course, I’m just sick about it. I’ve only had the boat two weeks. My insurance deductible is $2550. Any advice...
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    Rockford Fosgate 12" Enclosed powered Subwoofer Install??

    Finished my install. Wow. What a difference the sub makes?! Very simple install. I highly recommend this tactic.
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