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    My bad acid trip

    Michiman, I'm so sorry this happened to you, too! I remember when I wrote about my bad wash, yours was still at the dealer. I just wrote an update on my thread. But for your convenience I will tell you the dealer assured me the company he found would take care of the regular aluminum and the...
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    Bad Acid Wash on my Pontoons

    Just wanted to update you all. the end result was not ideal but acceptable. The dealer finally took the boat and promised to have it all fixed. Since he refused to let me talk to the polishing company he found, he just assured me they said they could fix it all, including the anodized aluminum...
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    Yet another 115 vs 150 thread

    I have a G20 (with extended aft deck), 2 toons and 90 HP. We tube just fine, even with 5 people on the boat. I have also been pulled up on a single ski (I'm 140 lbs.) and my brother got up on 2 skiis (190 lbs.) with no problem. Good luck!
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    Wave damage to front panel

    I'm the one that renewed this post by commenting a month ago! We decided not to replace the panel yet, especially after finding out we needed to replace the whole thing, not just the colored panel part. It seems they must insert it in and then weld the rail. I didn't want to tap into our...
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    Wave damage to front panel

    We've had "speed boats" for many many years but since there are no marina services on the lake and you have to haul gas, it keeps the bigger ones away. But these wake boats are an issue...for other boats and the shore line! The main issue on the holiday weekend is the amount of boats. Everyone...
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    Wave damage to front panel

    All of this pontoon stuff is more complicated than I thought...compared to our previous fiberglass boats! We thought this boat would be a little easier to care for LOL! I wrote about a "bad acid wash" on another post and now we have this bent panel situation.  The dealer is going to look at ours...
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    Wave damage to front panel

    I just noticed the exact same thing on our boat. I couldn't figure it out so I looked here and found this post and comments. Zforsyth, what was your fix?
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    SharkHide or not??

    I think I'm going to hold off. I talked to another Bennington Dealer today. She said she always orders Sharkhide on her new boats...but mostly for transporting them to her. She says it is great for trailered boats for road debris, etc. but doesn't see much difference for docked/moored boats in...
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    SharkHide or not??

    Hi all, I am getting my pontoons polished for free as reparation for a bad acid wash by my dealer. I've read pros and cons about applying SharkHide. I'm wondering if I should pay for it as an additional treatment or not. The pros seem to say it will delay some of the discoloration from being...
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    Shark Hide

    What did Sharkhide say? I'm having my pontoons polished and was wondering whether to have it applied.
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    Bad Acid Wash on my Pontoons

    I'm so sorry to hear that many of you have had bad experiences also. Our boat, as well as all of yours, brings us wonderful fun and relaxation. However, it is for only for about 3-4 months, at the most, in Maine. It is a lot of work, too! Just uncovering and covering each weekend takes some...
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    Bad Acid Wash on my Pontoons

    Hello all! I wanted to thank you for all your responses and ask another 2 questions (see last paragraph). I was able to insert your quotes (no names...or nicknames LOL...included) into my next email to the service guy. I was also able to quote the 2 other marinas that I called and sent my...
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    Central Florida Bennington Dealers

    I commend you looking at reputation vs. proximity. I bought close without doing that research and had problems with the service we had on the boat. Good luck! Our boat is in Maine so I'm not any help...just wanted to compliment you!!
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    Bad Acid Wash on my Pontoons

    Please post a picture of what they look like! I'd love to have something to compare to. Especially if yours is a newer boat and this was the first time. I'd also like to know if it splashed anywhere else!
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    Bad Acid Wash on my Pontoons

    Yes, it is tricky for insurance...I wouldn't even want to make a claim and risk raising my premiums. Right now I have pontoons that look hideous but they are intact. I'm guessing the dealer might be able to even them out. But even in the video, the guys protect the rub rail and motor area...
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    Bad Acid Wash on my Pontoons

    Hi everyone, thanks for all your support! You totally made me feel validated. To answer a few questions...1. The boat was picked up in the fall, no chemicals on the road. If they took it on a road in the winter, I would have no idea. 2. I tried to rub it off with a wet towel, looks the same...
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    Bad Acid Wash on my Pontoons

    Thanks for the reply BigKahuna. I was told they were going to 'clean up the boat and pontoons' in addition to the water test drive. I figured out how to add more pictures (I had to delete some from some old posts to give me more personal space on this forum). They are on my original post...
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    Bad Acid Wash on my Pontoons

    I am so upset. We bought our 2075 GL last summer. We custom ordered it to avoid all the bells and whistles and get the colors we wanted. It was perfect. This is our 4th boat, first pontoon. We are meticulous owners. We usually store our boats ourselves or find storage (ie. fair ground barn...
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    RCW Walk Through

    Can you postpone the build so it arrives when you would need it?
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    Water collects in front storage

    @smellymel, I'm so sorry you have to deal with this. Our boat (2075 GL or now called the 20 GL) is docked at our lake house and we haven't been there in a couple of weeks.. Not sure what I will find when we get back! What I find interesting about your situation is the amount of water you had...
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