New Boater in NE Ohio

Tee_PLX

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Hey Everyone! New to the forums and new to boating in general. Just wanted to say hi and see if any other members frequently boat on Portage Lakes? My wife and I just bought our first boat and we are loving it so far. The kids can't get enough of the water. Looking forward to many memories on the lake.
 

jhill

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Welcome to the wonderful world of Bennington! I am out in Portland, Oregon but wanted to welcome you to forum!
 

VitiminJ

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Tee_PLX - We boat on PLX too. First time boat owners as well. We've kicked the idea around for a couple years and decided this year was the year with the quarantine. Our son's travel baseball team fell apart so we have plenty of time this year. We knew a pontoon was the way to go as we have a big family, two coon hounds and a lot of friends! Portage Lakes is about 15 minutes from house so we're on the boat all the time. In fact yesterday was the first day we didn't boat after 9 days straight.

Tubing, swim hole, speeding, putting around looking at the houses and of course frequenting the local restaurants on the water. I'm looking into adding a diving board too! The family absolutely loves the boat. It's served it's purpose of bringing family and friends together.

Since you have a Bennington you purchased it through Boat Masters. They claim to be one of the largest Bennington dealers in the country. If you look at how many are on the Lakes I can believe it.

Where are you docked or so you tow it and drop it in? We're docked near the Upper Deck. There's a cove under the bridge with about 8 new Bennington's in the slips. One is ours!

Hope to see you out sometime.
 

Tee_PLX

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VitiminJ - Our decision process was similar. We cancelled our planned trips this year due to Covid and allocated those funds to the boat. We have been on the water so often that we had to schedule the 20 hour maintenance after having the boat less than two weeks!

We did purchase through Boat Masters and I have no complaints so far. We were lucky and got a dock at the Boat Masters Main Street docks near Nauti Vine. We frequent the restaurants as well, so I am sure we will run into each other at some point.

If you see a black 20SLV with a ski tow bar and a Yamaha 90 VMAX SHO come say hello!
 
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