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  1. 1Blderbob

    Would You Buy an I/O Again?

    Yes you do need to winterize the closed coolant systems. The exchanger and risers need to be drained along with the water system. The coolant stays in the block so it won't need to be drained as in an open coolant system. Definitely more work than an out board.
  2. 1Blderbob

    Winterization

    Can't speak for others. But I actually like working on my boat. A couple of beers and good tunes,I can accomplish anything! Besides, the E-tech actually does the fogging on it's own.
  3. 1Blderbob

    Digital vs Cable Controls

    Not to sure what is included with the Yamaha package,but my evinrude I command is a very nice system. You have a lot of sensors that can be added to the system. Not to mention, the gauges are so easy to see at all times. But I also would not be without the power steering. Remember,build your 1st...
  4. 1Blderbob

    2018 Mooring Cover/Solid Keels

    Absolutely love our snap in carpet. I pull it out and Rug Doctor it a couple of times a season and at the end of the season before putting it away in the garage for winter. As for the rest of the vinyl floor,just power wash off the dirt. Still looks great after seven years!
  5. 1Blderbob

    Be careful out there!

    Randy Good to hear you two escaped unharmed. I think I'd be watching out for that boat in the future.
  6. 1Blderbob

    1st time Bennington owner

    Welcome to the forum. As stated before, if new to boating. Please take the boaters course,even if your granfathered in because of your age. Enjoy learning on your new boat and be careful.
  7. 1Blderbob

    What's the minimum dock size to support a 21 SLX safely?

    Is this at your own dock or a marina's? As Randy said, the length would be no problem with tying off to. It would be more the situation of where the dock is located.
  8. 1Blderbob

    playpen cover versus seat covers

    The boat gets covered every night.If rain is in the forecast or we're leaving for the week. The full cover goes on the boat,otherwise the seat covers are put on. I love having both options.
  9. 1Blderbob

    150 vs 175 four strokes. Is the dealer right?

    Go for the power steering and 200. Tell your wife "Merry Christmas" honey!
  10. 1Blderbob

    There are few things more satisfying than.....

    I wonder if the dude also went for as much horse power as he could afford. Or just opted for more pillows.
  11. 1Blderbob

    Happy Birthday to .................... CHECK IN DAILY !!!!

    Missed that one! Happy belated Birthday Carl.
  12. 1Blderbob

    150 vs 175 four strokes. Is the dealer right?

    Also agree about jumping up to the 200hp. But if it came down to power steering or 200hp,I'd vote for the power steering!
  13. 1Blderbob

    Some remaining question

    Looks like a great build! The only thing that I would change is the rub rail. I really believe the stainless rub rail is the way to go! And by the way,power steering is a real must! Wouldn't have another boat without it.
  14. 1Blderbob

    Boats Coming Out for the Season

    Wow,the numbers are hard to look at! Avg mpg-2.5,gph-7.6. But it's all worth it! So I guess I'll just zero out the memory on the boats i-command so I won't even think about it. As said before,it's all worth it. So here's to sweet winter dreams of another great boating season next year.
  15. 1Blderbob

    How much???

    ##yrs, and 21 days! But who's counting? And a lot less wood.
  16. 1Blderbob

    Pics from the first weekend

    Very nice! Here's to many good memories.
  17. 1Blderbob

    I'm Back (Finally!)

    Nice to hear from you again. You have all fall and winter to catch up with the boat.
  18. 1Blderbob

    Issues with water in gastank?

    [ ="lakeliving, post: 105427, member: 1866"]And I believe you are entitled to a refund for their previous flushing the tank expense. That should not be on you. I'd fight it big time. Absolutely agree!
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