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  1. azray007

    New owner - 22GCW Stern Lounger due in March

    Awesome build! You're going to love your new Benni! Welcome to the forum!
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    Trailer Guides

    If you're still looking, I went with this ( and am very happy. It works great, especially in windy wavy weather.
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    Engine hours

    June 2016 Yamaha F200, 0 hours...September 4th, 2017 158.4 hours.  I believe my motor runs better this year than last.  They are great motors!
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    Boat Flashlights

    Flashlight addiction...been there myself!!
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    I too was questioning the horsepower and dreading, but not regretting, spending the extra money on a larger motor.  I know if I would have went with the smaller motor, I would have been kicking myself over it.  Now that the money is spent and we're on the lake, thankfully we aren't trying to...
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    Might be minus one boat within a few days.

    We've washed, splashed, been out in major storms, but so far there hasn't been enough water for the bilge to pump.   Beautiful boat!  Can you please post another view of the rear loungers?  
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    Polished Toons

    How much of the rear toons did you polish?  Do you have any images of the rear?
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    Whats Your Ideal Speed

    I like to cruise around 20 mph.  It gives us a good breeze, perfect RPM for fuel efficiency, fast enough to tackle normal waves and the engine isn't too loud for talking and moving about the boat.  
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    mirror polished toons

    MrBoo, how did you jack up your toons?  I'm getting ready to polish mine and would prefer to get the whole toon if possible.
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    Polished Toons

    I'm still procrastinating, but will polish my toons by the end of August.  (Now I have a deadline, so I'll be sure to get it done.) Question:  I don't have a way to get my boat off the trailer to get the full pontoon polished.  For those who've polished their own toons, are they polished all...
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    Polished Toons

    I'm still jealous.  I have the tools, but after hearing how much pain is involved with the work, both during, and the after effects, I'm still procrastinating.  ...but just looking at those is an inspiration.   I wish it wasn't close to 100 degrees here...but then again, what's good...
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    Lake Jocassee

    Howdy!  We live around Charlotte, NC and have been hearing tells of this secret lake paradise called Lake Jocassee in SC.  I believe the boat access is in Devil's Fork state park.   It's not a bad drive for us to do a day...
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    Loading the boat onto the trailer.

    I used to float it on, but that was because I have a wonderful boat ramp.  At night by myself, pushing the boat from the dock and running to catch it at the launch wasn't the smoothest operation.  I finally bit the bullet and bought a loader from 4C Innovations.  Not cheap, but MUCH nicer than...
  14. azray007

    Best BBQ grill

    That's what we use and everyone at our lake spots always compliment us on it.  Besides the look and build, it even cooks great!  My only regret is I bought the bigger size.  It works fantastic, but when we have floats and tubes, the smaller profile Q would be a better fit.  I also suggest...
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    How to Keep Water Out of the In-Floor Storage Area

    I agree, biggest issue is making sure to leave the access open when in storage.  We've not had to run our bilge much; however, I've opened the door to some major stinkage. (I caused that by throwing wet floats and life jackets in and forgetting about them.)   By simply leaving the door open when...
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    How to tow another boat

    We had to tow a friend last year.  I hooked up to the ski bar and pulled him along just fine.  No damage to the ski bar, but I can honestly say I wasn't thinking about damaging my boat at the time.  My concern was getting his family out of the middle of the lake.  The ski bar did fine.  I liked...
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    foam in tubes?

    Sorry to hear about your bad luck with the hole.  For something new and all the positive words on the quality of a Bennington, I feel your pain.  Know this, Bennington stands by their work.  They are great to work with.  Get the hole fixed and the fun you have on the boat will help you forget...
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    First time Pontoon Camping

    Beware!!!!  Thankfully I was fishing late and not camping, but once it gets dark, you might find your boat gets wet with condensation.  Mine was soaked after a few hours.  You definitely want something to keep the moisture and bugs out.  :)
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    Polished Toons

    That looks awesome!  I still have all the tools for the job in my mancave.  It warmed up here, so my free time has been spent boating.  :)   Hopefully I'll have some pics of mine soon!
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    BK - I would love to; however, if I have any trace of alcohol in my system and I'm in posession of a firearm, I lose my conceal carry.  Did you know that only folks like yourself and other conceal carry permit holders are allowed to have a weapon on board in NC?