23 LXSB build (its here! W/pics)

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Thought I would share this with the crowd. Looks like my 2021 Bennington will be built this week. Here is the build I went with. I am replacing a Starcraft SLS3 that had a G2 250. Looking forward to my new toon.
 

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Thought I would share this with the crowd. Looks like my 2021 Bennington will be built this week. Here is the build I went with. I am replacing a Starcraft SLS3 that had a G2 250. Looking forward to my new toon.

That is a GREAT looking build! Very exciting.
 

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For sure! I have had a few toons now and this is what I think I have always wanted. As a others have talk about on this board this is what works for me. I skipped a few options like the infloor storage due to cost and the fact I live on the lake and don’t have to pack the boat full of gear at all times.
I had an Evinrude on my last boat, was a fun boat and ran strong at 45 mph. My only problem was I had a few quirky issues with it in the dealer couldn’t figure it out and was blaming evinrude and then they went bankrupt and I couldn’t get any closure.
So this time I decided to go with the Yamaha SHO mechanical. My problems were mostly with electrical quirkiness. I am hoping the performance will be similar or better.

As for the color I wanted to make sure I don’t have the same boat as everybody else on the lake. I am excited to see the graphics package on the grey. Went for the upgraded interior with blue stitching, a little nervous of how that will look but thought it needed a color. Also, I popped for the Roswell sound package. I hope it’s worth the money as I like a good stereo. There was very limited information on this board and elsewhere. Once I get a chance to listen to that I will give you guys and gals a true opinion.
 

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That sounds great. I just ordered my boat too and waiting for a build date. We have had snow on the ground off and on for a month already so the boating fever feels far off. I would be interested in hearing what you think of the Roswell speaker package. I thought about the upgraded stereo too but ended up having to cut it out to save money on my build :(. I have a very good stereo shop nearby that I priced out an upgraded system so I will end up doing aftermarket at some point. They did a big custom setup for me in my car so I have lots of faith in them. I wish Bennington offered not only an upgraded stereo package but a package with more speakers. That is what I'm looking for.

Can't wait to see what your boat looks like in that color with the graphics. I've seen the Smokey Granite with the blackout but not with the graphics. That will look great! I'm excited for you!
 

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Agreed, if there were more speaker locations, in theory one could play the music at a lower sound levels and hear it in the boat clearly. I have always struggled with “dead” spots in the boat where it is quite while others are complaining of it being to loud.
I weighed it out, the Roswell equipment at retail was about 2500. So for about 1100 bucks it is installed and has the Bennington warranty i suppose. I had bought stereo equipment in the past and realize there is good better and best. I believe I could piece it together for less money I would also have to alter the boat like I have done in the past and I am trying to avoid it.
My Starcraft I upgraded they’re terrible Soundsystem myself. I put a 10 inch wet sounds sub, and upgraded all six speakers to MB quart. Overall pretty good. But I didn’t like having to cut into and rewire with the fear of that becoming a warranty issue.
 
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Agreed, if there were more speaker locations, in theory one could play the music at a lower sound levels and hear it in the boat clearly. I have always struggled with “dead” spots in the boat where it is quite while others are complaining of it being to loud.
I weighed it out, the Roswell equipment at retail was about 2500. So for about 1100 bucks it is installed and has the Bennington warranty i suppose. I had bought stereo equipment in the past and realize there is good better and best. I believe I could piece it together for less money I would also have to alter the boat like I have done in the past and I am trying to avoid it.
My Starcraft I upgraded they’re terrible Soundsystem myself. I put a 10 inch wet sounds sub, and upgraded all six speakers to MB quart. Overall pretty good. But I didn’t like having to cut into and rewire with the fear of that becoming a warranty issue.

You are spot on. Not bad overall price for what you get and you get the 10 year Bennington warranty with it. I can't wait for you to get it and let us know what you think of the Roswell speakers compared to stock or your MB Quart setup.
 

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Congrats.....should be a great boat. Like you, I have a 23 SLS3 on order with the 250 SHO and I think the 250 SHO performance should be excellent.
 

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Well it’s here! Kind a looks like they forgot to put the blue stitching in the seats. I will have to look into that. The smooth panels look great! I am thrilled that the graphic is very faint in the background. I was hoping it wouldn’t look like a zebra stripe. I am going to pull the swing back keeper rail and ski bar and have it powder coated black to match the rest of the blackout package. Should look great with the big refrigerator box hanging off the back with an SHO sticker on it!
 

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Well it’s here! Kind a looks like they forgot to put the blue stitching in the seats. I will have to look into that. The smooth panels look great! I am thrilled that the graphic is very faint in the background. I was hoping it wouldn’t look like a zebra stripe. I am going to pull the swing back keeper rail and ski bar and have it powder coated black to match the rest of the blackout package. Should look great with the big refrigerator box hanging off the back with an SHO sticker on it!
Gorgeous boat! Can’t wait to see what the rails look like when you are done with that. You will have to let us know what you think of the Roswell speakers compared to your aftermarket set up. I’m assuming they didn’t put a battery in for you to test it. Looks great!
 

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Super nice. It's 70 here today in NC. Got the bug so bad !!
 

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I believe those pictures are at the factory not the dealership. They just sent me the pictures this morning.
 

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I believe those pictures are at the factory not the dealership. They just sent me the pictures this morning.
Looks great. Love the color

I just bothered my dealer and wanted to know where my factory photos are at, if they exist.
 

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According to my dealer my boat has been built for a few weeks and just finally got the pictures.
 

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Well it’s here! Kind a looks like they forgot to put the blue stitching in the seats. I will have to look into that. The smooth panels look great! I am thrilled that the graphic is very faint in the background. I was hoping it wouldn’t look like a zebra stripe. I am going to pull the swing back keeper rail and ski bar and have it powder coated black to match the rest of the blackout package. Should look great with the big refrigerator box hanging off the back with an SHO sticker on it!
Congratulations! Gorgeous
 

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Looks fantastic. How exciting.

I have sometimes wondered what it would look like to get my swingback safety railing powder coated black to match the rest of the blackout package. Was unsure as the speak grill in the rear is chrome, so right now they kind of go together. Please post pictures of yours once you have it all set. I’d be very curious what that looks like.
 

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Well it’s here! Kind a looks like they forgot to put the blue stitching in the seats. I will have to look into that. The smooth panels look great! I am thrilled that the graphic is very faint in the background. I was hoping it wouldn’t look like a zebra stripe. I am going to pull the swing back keeper rail and ski bar and have it powder coated black to match the rest of the blackout package. Should look great with the big refrigerator box hanging off the back with an SHO sticker on it!
Looks amazing love the colors and your idea with powder coating the chrome
 
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