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  1. mtudb24

    Looks like I'm upgrading

    I was part of first members of this forum back in 2011 and was a member before I even put money down on my 2011 2275 RCW. After the 6 years on the water, my better half found something she'd rather have.  Don't worry, its still a Benny,.  So we left the Detroit boat show today and we have 2...
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    playpen cover leaking in heavy rain

    Noticed during heavy rains as of late, my 2275 RCW from the rear gate the teak floor in the aft is saturated in water (ie squishy standing water). I've cleaned it with soap and water and have sprayed 303 on the inside and outside of the cover in this area.  The rest of the play pen carpet is...
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    Son of a @#$%^&

    Well, it was bound to happen I guess.  After 5 years of near dent / ding / scratch free operation, it happened.  I will get a picture next weekend.  Was too angry to actually take a photo this weekend.  Had my son's friends up on the boat and they decided (God who knows why) but to kick the port...
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    New Tow Vehicle

    Finally took the plunge.  Got her back in Jan bone stock.... 2016 Ram Rebel  Hemi with 3:92 rear end and posi.  All options but ram box. Added lift.  35" Cooper MTP mud tires.  Roof cab lights, hood decal.  Flowmaster exhaust, white ram grille letters.  De-badged rest of truck and added...
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    Looks who is on page 23 of Pontoon and Deck Boat (PDB) Magazine for Fall of 2015

    Somehow I got my picture submitted and published in the Fall 2015 issue of PDB as a reader submission. Crazy Todd Pics to follow
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    To my Michigan Peeps

    All To all you Michigan deer hunters that take to woods Sunday Morning. My thoughts and prayers are not only for your safety but for your success and for those who are sharing a blind this year with a loved one (spouse, niece, nephew, father, son, grandson) may your dreams come true.  No better...
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    Pontoon island project compete

    Yes, not Bennington. Couldn't force myself to transform a High Quality Benny into this specific role.  Settled with brand X but she turned out better then expected.  She's fooled more than a few birds this year on Michigan's Saginaw Bay. Pics in my gallery. I can see with all the weight from...
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    Sand Point Michigan - Lois Drive mailing address

    I saw a new Bennington I've never seen before and it took me by surprise.  They are in my canal. Black / tan probably 25 footer with a 200hp Yamaha.  Didn't catch his name and it was just a hey, nice boat etc as they went down the canal. I'm the guy with the 2275RCW with Merc 150hp Pro XS that...
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    Duck Blind Rescue

    All Although not a pontoon boat, but "Sturm Island" floats on pontoons so its somewhat related. I think you all know we are avid waterfowl hunters and run a deep water pontoon blind in Saginaw bay of Michigan.  We've been using this blind for about 15+ years.  This past fall / winter we ran...
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    Dock accessories

    Alright everyone, I am now in the position to start working on new cleats, solar dock lighting, and bumper protection GIve me some of the pro's and con's of what you have. For dock bumpers, I am looking at either these 2 options. I like the tan, but the don't have any corner matching pieces. ...
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    Getting closer to being in the water

    New seawall project has bloomed since last Friday.  Love the tan colored vinyl. Hoping to be done by mid next week with 60' of dock attached to the seawall.  Looking to splash the Benny next weekend if all goes well Pics are in my galley. Sorry, still haven't figured out how to load them...
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    Need more Photo's and Stories Please :-)

    You guys are not posting enough stories and photos.  The Benny is still in the barn due to winter ice destroying my dock and seawall.  You all know the story, we'll start May 4th.  Then May 11th, 18th, and so on and so on.... Rumor has it they are going to start this Friday and of course I'll be...
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    curved bimini Top

    Anybody know if the curved bimini top can be a direct swap for the stand straight leg top?  Do the legs attach to the top of the fence rails in the same spot or are they mounted in different spots.  Would be a nice retrofit if possible. Looking at the pics in the new catalog sure looks like...
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    HELLO... :-)

    Alright folks. Some may care, some may not.  But I'm back.  I've made a resolution to get back here and spend sometime with my "Bennington Family".  I hope you all had a wonderful summer and for those of you in the Southern states that can boat all year around, remember us "Yankee's" are lviing...
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    Camo paint job of Lund 18'6 Center Console duck boat

    Did my "first" camo paint job of a boat.  Source boat was our 18'6" Lund Aluminum Center Console duck hunting boat with 70hp Johnson sporting a 6" setback hyd jack plate.  Will run in 4" of water and needs 1' to get up on plane without digging in. I used plastic fern tree branches as a stencil...
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    bad day

    As I was coming home from work friday night driving down Eastbound M59 (Utica area north of Detroit Michigan), I saw a cop in the right lane and everyone moving over to the center and left lanes.  As I got closer I could see 3 cars. A Chevy Tahoe was the first car, a Chevy pick up with a ranger...
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    hybrid top

    Talked to the folks at Bennington and the Hybrid top is available to retro-fit to current owners who just have the bimini top.  They don't use the exact same mounting holes, but rails don't have to be modified to accept the new tower. I am in the process of getting quotes from dealer on the...
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    hybrid top

    Talked to the folks at Bennington and the Hybrid top is available to retro-fit to current owners who just have the bimini top.  They don't use the exact same mounting holes, but rails don't have to be modified to accept the new tower. I am in the process of getting quotes from dealer on the...
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    200hp Vs 150 hp

    Just curious as to what the club thinks I may gain in bumping up to a 200hp Mercury PRO XS vs the same year 150HP PRO XS on a 2275 RCW boat. Seems is possible to upgrade a boat with twin 32" tubes to a 200hp but by gassing the capacity plate by 2 people So, current 2275 RCW can handle 13...
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    parts for sale

    Have we decided as group we were or were not going to put up a for sale forum?  I have yet to see one.  Maybe its because I have been away and stupid for long. Before i place a item up for sale, let me know if or if not if fits the code of conduct for Bennington. And no, I will not get a free...
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