I guess I can chime in again and update . . . if all goes well I'll be moving in to my Mooresville Lake House on June 1st or 2nd. I also put a deposit on new but leftover Benny. Barring any problems (and we're very skittish after 2 years of this house selling business - I'm knocking on wood right now) I'll be able to place my pin on the map in the owners section. I'm just trying to decide if I want them to deliver the boat or if I want to buy (and store) a trailer.
First time pontoon and Bennington owner here in Cornelius.
My wife and I moved here with our 21' Checkmate in tow from Cleveland about 8 years ago. been on and off the lake since and this year we decided to try a pontoon for the kids. The Bennington brand was an obvious choice and we found a well taken care of 2550 recently.
We enjoyed our first trip out and look forward to many more! This page and group look like a wonderful resource so I figured I would introduce myself here.
Looking forward to a great summer! Hope to see you out there sometime.
Amazing weekend on the water. I can't believe how many people were out yesterday and today. We had the island to ourselves this morning and then by noon the party arrived. Weather couldn't have been better and even got a decent suntan. Okay, maybe a little burnt.
If the weather holds for this Saturday, we'll be back at it.
We had a Beauty Saturday by Sunday was cloudy. No boating for us on weekends. Sunday we went to the lake and watched the crazies launch and retrieve. It is a trip to watch . Nobody around during the week to catch me doing the "It's not on the trailer right" The real show is when the launch pad has a cross wind.
I'm fortunate and am located within minutes of Lake Norman, Mountain Island Lake, or Lake Wylie. I've never boated on Norman due to reliability issues with my prior boat, but with the new Benny, I'm looking forward to doing some exploring. What are some good places to eat that have boat docks on Lake Norman? Are there any secret hidden coves I should visit?
Thank you for your advice...and if the secret coves are too secret to post, please PM me.
There are I believe 9 on water eateries but my two favorites are Port City (extreme SE part of lake) and Blue Parrot (just north of the big 150 bridge over the river). All of the rest are good; never had a bad experience. The Rusty Rudder (or Crusty Crab as I've come to call it for some odd reason) can get loud and rowdy, especially on the weekends.