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  1. Rick from Rocky Mount

    A Partial Solution to my Bad Radio Reception

    I was extremely frustrated with my poor radio reception, despite the fact we mostly use bluetooth and pandora. There are times I just want to turn on the radio and not mess with my phone, or listen to the ball game. (Go Cards!) Tried uncoiling the antenna underneath the helm with minimal...
  2. Rick from Rocky Mount

    3 new Converts to the Pontoon Side

    Had about 14 old college friends down to the lake last weekend. 3 of the guys were owners of 28 ft open bows. The water was pretty rough on that Saturday and they had a very difficult time keeping up with my Benny. My passengers were relaxing on the loungers as their passengers were being...
  3. Rick from Rocky Mount

    Best Boat Wash?

    What do you guys use to clean the exterior of your Benny? Talking about the panels and SS rub rails and chrome rails? Just mild dish soap and water? Or something like Starbrite citrus boat wash? What removes the water spots best? Power washer? And what do you use to clean the pontoons...
  4. Rick from Rocky Mount

    Do These Numbers Sound Right?

    Had a chance to really open the new boat up this past weekend. I have a Volvo Penta V8 300hp with SS duo prop on my QCW 25 I/O. Initially, had 10 adults, 1/2 tank of gas and three fully packed coolers on board and opened it up full throttle at 5200 rpm to 40 MPH. Later, had 4 adults and full...
  5. Rick from Rocky Mount

    Two Thumbs Up on the Box Anchor

    Used my new small box anchor, that I received for Christmas from my kids, for the first time this weekend and was very impressed. In about 12 foot of water and put out about 25 ft of line and we didn't move one bit for the next 3 hours on a fairly breezy day. The friends who were with us, who...
  6. Rick from Rocky Mount

    Tips for Docking Tritoon in High Winds

    We had our first experience this last weekend trying to dock our 25 Q I/O in gusting winds into our 10 foot wide slip this past weekend. Winds were around 20 MPH coming from port side. We tried coming straight in, then from the right into the wind and then was most successful coming in from...
  7. Rick from Rocky Mount

    New Bennington Owner Very Sad to See Summer End!

    After just spending our 20th summer with our 1st boat (98 Bayliner Rendezvous-many of you may have never seen one), we finally bit the bullet and ponied up for our first new Bennington, after looking and dreaming of owning one for the last 4-5 years! What an upgrade!! It's a beautiful 2018 25...
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