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Officially Bennington Owner today - maiden voyage!

Discussion in 'Owners Chat: Options and Upgrades' started by Stevez, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Stevez

    Stevez Well-Known Member

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    I picked up the boat today with my son and did the walk through and test ride with the dealer rep. All I can say is WOW! I love this boat! Of course I couldn't get it up to WOT because of the break in period, but it was so smooth, even on a flooded and pretty choppy Ohio River. I had seen the boat in the dealer's garage before, but his was all decked out, detailed and ready to go. Loved everything about it. We couldn't spend much time on the water today as my son had an appointment, but can't wait to get back this weekend. Glad to be official and to say I'm happy is an understatement. Still can't get over how smooth the ride was even in choppy water.

    Thanks. Steve

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  2. Jack M

    Jack M Moderator

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    Congratulations !
     
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  3. sjhorner9475

    sjhorner9475 Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful. You will love it even more after the break in period.
     
  4. Mike31406

    Mike31406 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations!! Good decision going with Bennington. Looks great.
     
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  5. Vikingstaff

    Vikingstaff Well-Known Member

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    Exciting day for you! Enjoy the new boat and all the time you get to spend on it.
     
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  6. MikeOnTheLake

    MikeOnTheLake Well-Known Member

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    Nice Boat...Good times ahead!
     
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  7. sonnyhad

    sonnyhad Active Member

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    Awesome, looks like
    Awesome!! looks like the same layout I ordered! I should be getting a build date soon!
     
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  8. Stevez

    Stevez Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations! I think you'll love it!
     
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    Very nice
     
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  10. TwoTone

    TwoTone Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful Boat...

    Congrats...
     
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    Sweeeeeeet!!!!
     
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  12. ILLINOIS AVE

    ILLINOIS AVE Well-Known Member

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    Nice ! Enjoy!
     
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    lakeliving Well-Known Member

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    Looks great. Nothing beats that first ride. That's cool you got to enjoy it with your son as well.
     
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    RodEarl74 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! Great looking boat! Love the way the Sharkhide looks on the toons!
     
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    Michiman Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah! Enjoy...
     
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    Congratulations!!
    Beautiful boat
     
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  17. Stevez

    Stevez Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the feedback and kind words everyone. Had a great day and can't wait to get the whole family out!
     
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    Amen to that. Tough going, letting that thing go so slow for what seems like hours on end. I “let” my wife drive while I checked out the recliners in back. “Look Honey, no hands”.
     
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    I've never been on the Ohio with our toon. We have a place at Nolin and never boat other waters. Been thinking its time to explore other places.
     
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    Hey, we bought some property at Nolin but it will be a bit before we build a house. Didn't want to wait any longer on getting a boat, so we thought we'd be river rats for a year or two. We'll be vacationing there this summer and renting a place and pulling our boat to Nolin. Can't wait. We were on Rough River for 30 years and sold it about 5 years ago. Chose Nolin to have something different to explore for one thing.
     

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