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    Sun glare prevents reading Garmin

    It’s difficult to see the Garmin screen when sun is beating down on windshield of our 20’ Bennington tritoon. Has anyone experienced a similar problem and, if so, have you come up with a solution? Is there some type of “awning” you can buy to shade the Garmin? Would like to get my husband...
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    Pontoon boat bimini light pole won't stay up

    The bimini light pole on my Bennington pontoon won't stay up when underway. Has anyone had this problem? Know how to remedy it? Thanks!
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    Anyone on Rehoboth or Indian River Bays?

    We came down to Ocean Pines with our pontoon from Lake Wallenpaupack/Greenwood Lake. We found navigating these waters a bit difficult with two pontoons. After the first year, we bought a new Bennington tritoon at Shorts. We have been very happy with the tritoon. We've had it for three...
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    Cost of Sandblasting Pontoons - Ocean City MD area

    This year in the Indian River, Isle of Wight Bay, Assawoman Bay and Sineupuent Bay we ended up with a very large amount of undergrowth (barnacles, etc.) on our pontoons. Has anyone in this area received a quote for sandblasting the pontoons? Interested in getting an idea of the cost. Thanks!
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    At Wit's End

    Thanks so much! I'll try that.
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    At Wit's End

    Yes it is. My issue is getting someone to actually find out what's wrong with it. I am going to reach out to Mercury today.
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    At Wit's End

    We bought the boat new in 2017. This is a new issue.
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    At Wit's End

    We have a 2017 20' SLX Saltwater Edition Bennington tritoon with a Mercury 115 HP Four Stroke motor. Have had all maintenance done by dealer who sold us the boat (new). Boat wasn't running right since we got it back this past spring.....seemed to be OK for a bit and then at around 5000-5100 rpm...
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    Pontoon Steering Wheel Chrome Dilemma!

    Thanks, Michiman! Not so sure I like the look of the blue painters' tape but it is a great solution! I am suggesting that the Captain try adjusting the steering wheel slightly upward/downward to control the glare. Now, THAT'S thinking out of the box! (LOL)
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    Pontoon Steering Wheel Chrome Dilemma!

    I'm not going to try that, Jared! I'd much rather use the Coozie for my beer! Thanks for responding!
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    Pontoon Steering Wheel Chrome Dilemma!

    It seems the chrome "arms" connecting the steering column to the black steering wheel cause a glare to the Captain when out there in the bright sunlight. Has anyone ever had this issue? Any suggestions?
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    Fear I bought the wrong model!

    I agree!  Thanks!
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    Fear I bought the wrong model!

    Thanks Steve21slx - The more I'm out on the boat, the more I am liking it.  I think the actual interior space lost on this boat vs. my other 20 ft. pontoon boat (with no front/back decks) is really something like 18".  I'm over it!
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    Fear I bought the wrong model!

    Just to follow up, we spent several hours with the sales rep at the marina reviewing their inventory.  Although there is much more inventory to be reviewed, we found a leftover 2016 that had a large seating area and we would seriously consider it.  When we learned that the purchase price...
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