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    About to order my first Bennington!

    Well, I finally took delivery of my boat this past weekend, and I couldn't be happier with it! I spent the entire weekend out on the lake with it; what a blast! Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions while I was going through the process of building this thing, it truly paid off! I know...
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    Production delays II

    I ordered my 23 LSB back on January 16. It arrived at the dealer on 5/13, along with the motor, also a VMAX 175. It is scheduled for rigging on 5/28. Maybe I'm one of the lucky ones. I hope everyone's boat orders arrive sooner rather than later!
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    How to know if ordered boat has gone into production

    Got a call yesterday from my dealer about the boat that I had ordered back on January 16. The boat was finished production this week and should be delivered to the dealer in a couple weeks. Boat is a 23 LSB. So just about a 4 month wait. Just some info for reference.
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    RGB Lighting Question

    Thank you all for the info! I was hopeful that would be the case!
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    RGB Lighting Question

    I’ve got an RGB lighting question. I recently placed an order on a 2021 23 LSB. I ordered it with the toe kick lighting, cup holder lighting, and exterior lighting. I did not order the underwater lighting, however I am considering contacting my dealer and having it added. My question is are each...
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    About to order my first Bennington!

    Well I just left the dealer! Boat has been ordered, tentative delivery for mid May! They weren’t able to fit the 200hp within my budget, however they assured me that the 175 vmax would move the boat just fine! I have no doubt that it will. After all, if I really have a need for speed I can just...
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    About to order my first Bennington!

    I see your point about the center room storage, I’m coming from an 86 ski nautique where there is no storage space at all lol! Having a house on the lake, I usually leave whatever I don’t need at the house or on the dock and just take what I need out on the boat. That’s the reason I passed on...
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    About to order my first Bennington!

    LakelifeMN at this moment, I would say tubing and pulling people would only be happening for about 1 week out of the summer. 5 years from now, that could potentially increase. I can see that being a good spot to watch from. Otherwise it will just be used for lounging while anchored out and...
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    About to order my first Bennington!

    Vikingstaff thanks for the pictures! That’s a sweet looking boat! You’ve sold me on the black ladder and the black canvas! My only concern was the intrusion into the rear deck when folded up but from the pictures it doesn’t look too bad! And thanks scottkp for the interior photo, it looks...
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    About to order my first Bennington!

    Thanks for the great suggestions! I’ll ditch the Bimini lights and add the swingback rail since it is removable. I would say 90% of the time it wouldn’t be used while underway, but that 10% of the time it would be helpful to have to be able to put it back on. Vikingstaff, do you have a picture...
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    About to order my first Bennington!

    Thanks for the input! I had considered a 200hp Vmax, however it would be $3900 extra and put me over my budget. If I added the keeper rail, is it something is removable and I can just reinstall it when needed? I also have the option to upgrade to the SPS Plus package for an additional $500, but...
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    About to order my first Bennington!

    Hello everyone! After doing substantial research and browsing this very, very helpful forum, I am about to go ahead with the order of a 23 LSB. Based on everything I've read on the forum saying "buy your last boat first", this is what I'm hoping to accomplish! My only dilemma is whether to go...
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