Same regret!! 2.5 year old trailer.....Since this topic came up recently I like to add that I regret not upgrading to a galvanized trailer this time around. I think it was only about an extra $400 or $500 to upgrade. Last year I towed the trailer literally one time on about 10 miles of a gravel road and now it's really chipped up. Some brands probably have better quality paint than others but I was told by the salesman how great the paint is on this brand (Phoenix) but it looks worse than my 12 year old utility trailer that has seen tons of gravel roads. I wish I would've sprang for the galvanized
Dealer talked me into the extra wide chair too, wish I would have gotten the regular tall chair.This topic came to mind after reading another thread in which a new purchase morphed into a discussion about the size of the motor. I am not sure if this exists already, but I thought it would be a good spot for owners to communicate their regrets or mistakes when purchasing their boat. Thus it could serve as a more concise reference instead of having to scour through hundreds of threads. For example, I added the extra wide captains chair on my 2014 2350 RBR. I love the chair, but it narrowed the walkway between the chair and the bar counter enough that I wish I had gone with the normal sized chair.
Now that damage is done, maybe have all damage areas prepped and coated with quality truck bed liner coating in black. Would be tough for next gravel road attack. If spend time taping straight transition lines, would look factory.
...My used 2017 22 SSRCX SPS Yamaha F150 had it ordered from factory and it makes it so refined to drive. Fairly rare to come factory on a 150 hp boat.
What size boat and engine if I may ask?I regret not getting a bigger engine. I got a big heavy boat with moderate power, but when I fill it up with people, I can't pull a tube
Also would have probably gone with seagrass over the carpet, but time will tell how that seagrass holds up.
What size boat and engine if I may ask?
If you are talking about the Simtex we love it and even had some wicker deck furniture recovered with same.Just picked up my QSB 2575 yesterday. Chose to go with the Ivory Classic because I know from the last boat, the lighter the color fabric the less hot the seats get, plus easy to keep looking brand new. However, the Ivory Classic fabric used in (at least) the Q-series is not the soft vinyl, it's the new stuff they are putting in the boat that is not as soft and quite frankly looks cheaper although they say it's an upgrade and better (I guess we'll see if that's the case). I would have sacrificed the temperature for the soft vinyl interior even if I had to go with a darker color. Those ordering the Ivory Classic interior as your main color beware! If anyone else out there has any experience with the new style of fabric please leave some feedback with your experience with the fabric, what you use to clean it with (Bennington says to use just 10% soap and water) interested in your feedback.
I was regretting not getting power steering on my brand new boat, not that might the hydraulic but thought power might be better. Was thinking about adding it but maybe not worth the hassle? Does anyone know what it would cost to add it? Could I DIY?I was warned that I would regret not checking the box for electric assist steering on my 21' with SPS/150.
So, I did it. It evidently has not yet been done on a 21 footer.
Turns out to be a lot of cabbage. $2200 worth.