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    Surprise from Bennington in the Mail

    I received a $250 credit for the store as part of the promotion this year They sent me a code to use. Got my swag a month ago. I did have to email them to get the credit, they were very helpful.
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    Raised helm or not YES or NO

    The issue with asking a question like this is anyone that has it, by human nature, will be happy they spent the money on it. Anyone that does not have it, will still be 100% happy with their boat. Ask me if the ski tow bar is a good upgrade. 1000%. Have I towed anyone on a tube? Once. Am I...
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    What is the consensus out there with regards to fuel level at the end of the season?

    I would assume they keep it and use it. I was thinking if they offered a deal where they would drain it and give you 1/2 the amount in fresh gas in the spring I might have done it.
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    What is the consensus out there with regards to fuel level at the end of the season?

    my dealer offered 1. treat or 2. drain I choose treat since I only run non-ethanol. They said Yamaha recommends drain
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    Raised helm or not YES or NO

    I was all set to get it, until I went to the showroom to see one. I didn't like the fact you had to step down from the helm (I am always moving around the boat). And I didn't see the benefit of the small height increase. When someone is sitting in front of the helm you cannot see a few feet...
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    Mooring Ball advice

    a lot of sailboats around here use this https://shop.hamiltonmarine.com/products/ultimate-mast-mooring-buoy-orange-poly-coat-48353.html
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    First test ride with dealer tomorrow.

    Ask how to operate the courtesy light on the helm, that one has gotten most of us. Practice shifting forward and reverse with the dealer there. The Yamaha control is a little different from others. Its easy but it felt weird to me in the beginning. Having the dealer there to reassure me was...
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    What is the pipe diameter of ski tow bar?

    As others have done, I bought these, they work great and look fantastic. But if you do get them, make sure you tighten the inside screw that holds the holder to the clamp. You have to do it before you put the clamp on the ski pole. I lost one of them in the lake...
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    Do you cover boat when wet?

    I cover my boat most days, mostly for birds, but also because I think it will keep the interior nicer in the long run. But if we are out cruising at night and get back and the seats are damp I don't cover it. I am afraid of mold, even though I know the cover allows air in. My question is...
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    I shut my acc switch off each time, it does not automatically shut off. I also have a batter...

    I shut my acc switch off each time, it does not automatically shut off. I also have a batter switch, but only turn that off when I am going to be away for more than a week. I have my phone connected to the stereo by bluetooth. The nice feature is when I turn the accessory switch off it...
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    2022 22 LSR -- decent build and price?

    We got the 20Lsrc, we love it. For our lake we don't need any bigger.
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    Color Selection

    It was the darker blue. Ocean blue sounds right. All my paperwork has the original color we picked, black. So I don't know how to tell.
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    Delivery estimates?

    I was told they are building them based on when they get the parts for your boat. So not in order. Back in June my dealer said he had no idea when. A week later he called to say it was being delivered in 3 days.
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    2022 22 LSR -- decent build and price?

    Sounds really nice. I agree MSRP won't come down. The dealer prices could, but I think it will be a while. We ordered ours in February, there was no guess on when we would get it. I asked the dealer in May at what point I could still cancel and he told me I could cancel up to the day I took...
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    Lake and Marina “Neighbor” Rants:

    For years the only way my family got on the water was to rent a place on the lake for a week. But the owner was next door. That being said I am very fortunate that none of my neighbors rent. I also have standing orders that if they want to sell, see me before going to an agent. Best way to...
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