I would love a raised helm!I have the normal regrets, bigger/faster/etc. If I'd known what I know now I'd up bumped up to the G series for ESP and the 250HO as now the boss won't let me upgrade.( she wants a new job first...go figure!) the one that drives me nuts to this day was not putting some form of protectant on the seats before we put in the water, they are 100x easier to clean with it. Would of paid for it if it was an option! One last piece is the raised helm, if you can afford it, it's well worth it. Didn't do it once it came down to it, miss it! I really do love our Bennington, as its only an S series boat I get constant compliments and suggestions that's it a lot more expensive than what we'd paid for it.
I have a regular size helm chair but upgraded to the reclining "G" series. I probably wouldn't have thought of the reduced space cause of the wiDer chair. Easily overlooked point.This topic came to mind after reading another thread in which a new purchase morphed into a discussion about the size of the motor. I am not sure if this exists already, but I thought it would be a good spot for owners to communicate their regrets or mistakes when purchasing their boat. Thus it could serve as a more concise reference instead of having to scour through hundreds of threads. For example, I added the extra wide captains chair on my 2014 2350 RBR. I love the chair, but it narrowed the walkway between the chair and the bar counter enough that I wish I had gone with the normal sized chair.
We have the standard vinyl floor and really like it. The seagrass would be awesome though. The snap in carpet is our next upgrade consideration. Nice having that option.After 2 full summers with my G if I would do anything over it would be to go with the Seagrass through out the boat and have the snap in carpeting for when I wanted carpeting. Otherwise I've been very satisfied with my choices.
Just got my 22SSX....150 is plenty! Broke 40 (by about .2) last weekend. You'll love it!Hey Folks, I just joined the club and am waiting for delivery of my 22SSRX with the Mercury 150 Hp. Would love to hear from others out there who have similar Horsepower on the 22SSRX. Is that enough ?
I love my Harley, problem is last summer my riding was down about 80% because of my new TriToon! I will not sell my bike, but when you have kids it is difficult to tell them you are going on the bike and not the boat.No regrets at all with our Bennington or what we ordered on her. My only regret is that we have so many things we enjoy that it's hard sometimes to chose between them. I'd love to spend every good weather day on the river, but also would want to do the same on one of my motorcycles.
Things could be worse I suppose!
When I had my Donzi Sweet 16, I mostly boated solo. Don't think I've ever boated solo on the Bennington. There's always someone who want to go along.I love my Harley, problem is last summer my riding was down about 80% because of my new TriToon! I will not sell my bike, but when you have kids it is difficult to tell them you are going on the bike and not the boat.
Scott... Where in Maine? We are in Saco!Not sure I have a regret, but now having this boat I know for sure what my next one will be. I will get a Benny Tritoon with the Windscreen for sure. Some nights get chilly here in Maine and I miss the windscreen of my bowrider on those chilly night rides. Makes a huge difference.