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  1. Chris Z

    Rough water, dented front right panel!

    Over stayed our welcome out at a favorite beach this past Saturday afternoon on the eastern shore of Lake Ontario as the wind and seas built. When we finally pulled anchor there were 2 to 3's with an occasional four rolling out in the deeper water. Anyway, moving too slowly while getting the...
  2. Chris Z

    Switching from Aluminum to Stainless

    After lots of shopping and research I finally ordered a stainless prop for my F150 and 2275GCW. I started this process over a year ago but was unfortunately sidetracked last spring with ridiculous water levels at camp and on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Anyhow, I thought I would...
  3. Chris Z

    Yamaha SDS or not for F150

    Going to order a new Yamaha Reliance stainless prop for my 2275GCW and I'm wondering if SDS is worth the extra money for the prop and the thrust washer that needs to be purchased with it. I have noticed just a touch of gear noise at idle with the black aluminum prop the boat is currently...
  4. Chris Z

    Some thoughts after a couple of weekends...

    Well, now that I've had a chance to spend a couple of up close and personal weekends with the new boat I have some things I'd like to share. I'll start with the good. The elliptical pontoons with strakes are a great combo. Particularly when mated with the F150 on my G22. Speed is excellent...
  5. Chris Z

    After a slight delay...

    ... while I took a nice relaxing vacation to the left coast it was finally time to get the boat off its trailer for the summer. This past weekend was cold, windy but sunny so it was a nice day. After a fast trip out onto Sandy Pond to run the motor for a bit (and thoroughly freeze my helpers...
  6. Chris Z

    Took Delivery Today!

    Hey, finally had a chance to take a short spin around the block with the new 2275 GCW. Lots of impressions, very pleased, high marks, all the accolades I can come up with after such long day. I'd share pics but there are some problems on Bennington's end of the wire when it comes to uploads...
  7. Chris Z

    Props - Aluminum, Stainless or ???

    I always wander back and forth between the desire for a stainless prop and the reality of my boating environment. With the last boat I stayed with aluminum and was very pleased after some surprising bottom strikes (sand bars everywhere). Once again with the new boat, and a larger motor (115 to...
  8. Chris Z

    Wrapper off Prep Begins

    Had a nice visit with the new boat today to finish up the deal (pay) and have a look and my very own 2275 GCW. The dealer took the shipping cover off and has unwrapped all the pieces so I could have my first look. Didn't get a look at the motor, was still in the box behind the boat. Everything...
  9. Chris Z

    Elliptical's with Lifting Strakes

    I like the idea of this discussion area and read with interest the comparisons between SPS and ESP bottom configurations. I ordered my 2014 2275 GCW with the 32" Elliptical Performance Package. There was a lot of discussion between me and the dealer about the need for that third leg under the...
  10. Chris Z

    Now building... A 2275GCW just for me!

    Just got the call from the dealer. I should be able to change the pic at the bottom soon. :-D
  11. Chris Z

    G/R/Q Front Corner in seat coolers

    As Bennington starts to make changes to their website to better illustrate their 2014 models I noticed that this has suddenly appeared as a standard item. I've never seen anyone mention these corner coolers before. To add to this I was looking at a YouTube video of a new 2014 G25 GCW and as the...
  12. Chris Z

    32" Elliptical 'Toons among other things...

    Hiya, I have a few questions about the elliptical pontoons and the associated Fresh Water Performance Package. I wasn't able to test a boat with this configuration and I'm wondering about the bow rise and cruising attitude that the boat will settle with once under way at half throttle and...
  13. Chris Z

    Steering wheel mods for new 2275 GCW

    Coming from a center console one of the things that I'm going to miss is the knob on my big stainless steering wheel. Is a wheel swap a possible thing with the G helm and SeaStar steering? Or perhaps there are after market knobs that are available to add? I have the BayStar hydraulic steering...
  14. Chris Z

    Order is In for my 2275GCW w/150 Yam

    Finished taking the plunge yesterday and got my order in. Never had a pontoon before but a few camp friends have many different brands. I've always been impressed with Bennington's fit and finish and overall quality.  Anyway, I ordered: 2014 2275 GCW w/Yamaha F150 32" Elliptical Freshwater...
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