Who knew? Anyone wishing to purchase or care for a Bennington or any pontoon boat should follow these forums daily. That alone would save a ton of money and heartache. And thank you Jeff for your prompt response to my question about lifts. My lake is part of the TVA system of impoundments along the Tennessee River and the water level fluctuates a lot: 5-6 ft drop in winter months and often a 9-10 ft spike in early spring. Depth at my new dock averages 12-15 ft. I have not seen any sea legs down here. For now, I am going to stick with the lift and look into some plastic bunks.