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    Favorite furniture layout & Why

    We have a similar quad bench layout on our 23LSRC. As Vikingstaff mentioned, we chose this layout as we have two toddlers and this keeps them corralled pretty well. Plan to enjoy it while they're young and likely move over to a swingback 4-6 years down the road.
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    How much did you use it?

    Just ended our first season with 55 hours on the clock.
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    Washdown & Storage Question

    Seems like a good, easy to execute hack! Plenty of youtube tutorials out there, indeed. I may give it a go. Thanks! Never thought condensation alone could be the culprit but based on Remediation and SLXGUY's feedback it seems like a strong possibility. We also only store hard objects...
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    Washdown & Storage Question

    While I'm sorry to hear you're having water issues in the center toon, it's nice to know I'm not the only one! Agree that the placement of the bilge pump is not well thought out. So you think all of the water you're getting is from condensation alone? We ran a number of "tests" this summer to...
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    Washdown & Storage Question

    Great input here. I'll chime in... We ordered a 23 LSRC last year (took delivery March 2021) and like you, we were between a 22' or 23' at the time of the build. We ultimately went with the 23' mainly to gain extra seating space in the bow. We noticed while building, that when we jumped from...
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    Bilge pump question

    Good to know! We were doing quite a bit of water skiing so not surprised to have some water in there after a full day out. One other potential factor is the bilge pump discharge. Not sure if all newer Benningtons are designed this way but when I run my pump, the water discharges right where...
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    Bilge pump question

    While we're talking water in the center toon, how much is normal? We've had a bit of rain in the northeast recently (nothing out of the ordinary) but when I opened the hatch, there was about 3 gallons of water in there. I pumped it out, got it completely dry (bailing the remaining half gallon...
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    Took delivery today!

    Glad to see I'm not alone! Like Potomacbassin' mentioned, we have a built in reason to upgrade 5-10 years down the road! Looking forward to enjoying this one in the meantime. We're thrilled with how it came out.
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    Took delivery today!

    Thanks, everyone! If the center toon storage keeps the little man entertained all day it was ~$1,400 well spent!
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    Took delivery today!

    After a long cold winter, our Bennington finally arrived! We placed our order in early September. Build date was late February and shipped earlier this week. 23 LSRC w/Yamaha 150. I was really pushing the wife for one of the cool swing back layouts but with a 3.5 and 2 year old, we chose the...
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    New Build, thank you to everyone!

    Nice build & congrats! I also have an LSRC on order for this year. As an avid watcher of the show "Maine Cabin Masters" your pics make me feel like I'm there!
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    Order placed!

    I'm in a similar situation. Ordered an LSRC on September 5th and was quoted a "2nd week of February" delivery date by my dealer earlier today. As Semper mentioned, I'm sure there are a lot of other dealer factors at play. I'm not overly concerned and am remaining optimistic it will show up in...
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    Free Bennington merch for new boat owners

    Thanks for the heads up, Vikingstaff! Taking delivery (hopefully) in March so every little but helps.
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    If Someone Would Talk My Wife Into It.......

    100%. Looking forward to just getting out there and enjoying it with family and friends. We knew the upfront costs (and the annual carrying costs) going in. These are just the little things that rattle around in one's head during a long, cold northeast winter while waiting for both the season...
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    If Someone Would Talk My Wife Into It.......

    Of course. Labor, overhead, import taxes - just to name a few. Would just be interesting to understand the total, all in costs for a manufacturer to produce a pontoon vs MSRP.
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