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  1. Might want to think twice about buying a new Evinrude

    They are done with outboards...And yes, it's hard to believe, but true... ...

    Started by rickdb1, 05-28-2020 09:47 AM
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  2. Bennington Privacy Enclosure

    I just got a Bennington 20 SLL. The boat has a privacy enclosure. When they delivered the boat and we inspected the privacy enclosure, they had to...

    Started by DocPit, 05-28-2020 10:52 AM
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  3. Finally changed my boats fluids

    I finally changed the oil and lower unit fluid in my Suzuki DF150. I had realllllly been dreading doing it and don’t really know why. Being in my...

    Started by Richinnc, 05-24-2020 12:05 PM
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    05-27-2020 07:55 AM Go to last post
  4. Fender Adjusters

    I just got my first boat, a Bennington 20 SLL. I’m told it’s considered bad form to keep fenders trailing in the water when underway. For me, the...

    Started by DocPit, 05-23-2020 08:15 PM
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    05-26-2020 01:54 PM Go to last post
  5. MiniLake

    I was walking along our dock, and I noticed this apparently very well-kept Bennington with a large "puddle" in one area of the canvas. One would...

    Started by DocPit, 05-21-2020 07:56 PM
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    05-26-2020 11:25 AM Go to last post
  6. VHF radio on Lake Murray, SC

    I just got a pontoon boat, my first boat, for use on Lake Murray, SC. I have no idea what cell phone coverage is like across the lake; so I'm...

    Started by DocPit, 05-13-2020 07:45 PM
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    05-15-2020 06:52 PM Go to last post
  7. Prop size fo 24 bentley 240 cruise, 2008 merc 115 4 stroke

    I tried a 13.5 diamond 13 pitch, 4 blade stainless. Wont turn over 5000 rpm

    Started by Tim Birgenheier, 04-06-2020 04:17 PM
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    04-10-2020 08:13 AM Go to last post
  8. Dual transducers.....problem??

    Right now I am running a Humminbird Helix 5 Sonar GPS Chirp on my starboard toon. I would like to mount another Helix 5 Sonar GPS (but not...

    Started by Richinnc, 03-24-2020 04:25 PM
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    03-28-2020 11:27 AM Go to last post
  9. 1996 Mercury 50 4 stroke prop suggestions

    I am going to alter from my norm and actually buy a prop for this motor on my boat. I have a 3 blade aluminum 13p on it now, and it seems ok. I do...

    Started by Moser, 03-19-2020 02:35 PM
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    03-20-2020 07:54 PM Go to last post
  10. Tap Fin Performance update

    Well I finally got my boat into the water this past Saturday for the first time this year. As I mentioned on another thread, I was anxious to see how...

    Started by drive2boat, 08-10-2015 06:42 AM
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    03-19-2020 02:20 PM Go to last post
  11. Toon Drain Holes

    Saw this thread and didn't want to Hi-jack it. https://www.pdbmagazine.com/pontoonforum/showthread.php?1163-Drain-holes... On my 2002 Princecraft...

    Started by Huggyd, 04-12-2019 10:17 AM
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    03-17-2020 04:37 AM Go to last post
  12. Pontoon drain fittings

    I'd like to install drain fittings on my logs. I have someone who has a portable welder (it's a big PIA to haul my boat through city streets), but...

    Started by belercous, 03-12-2020 11:12 PM
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    03-16-2020 04:47 AM Go to last post
  13. Cavation and weight?

    You can shift your weight but will that fix the problem?

    Started by funtooner, 06-10-2016 05:07 AM
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    03-12-2020 07:09 AM Go to last post
  14. My sun tracker xp3 tritoon bow dosent lift very high on plane

    Ive owned the Sun tracker tritune22’ xp3 and the 24’ xp3. Both with mercury 150 4strokes. It seems that the 22 footer when trimmed up… Had a much...

    Started by phyrefighterjay, 02-26-2020 10:21 PM
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    03-05-2020 12:23 PM Go to last post
  15. Water over bow??

    2002 Princess craft 16' Had a 25HP Merc Just got a new 50HP Suzuki 4-stroke (i) Haven't even put any hours on it yet. The main place we boat is...

    Started by Huggyd, 02-29-2020 12:44 PM
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    03-01-2020 11:18 PM Go to last post
  16. Anyone have info (dirt?) on Forest River's one piece composite decking?

    Anyone have info (dirt?) on Forest River's new one piece composite decking? I know it's only been out for a couple of years but if any issues...

    Started by Nautical, 02-21-2020 04:07 PM
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    02-25-2020 07:57 PM Go to last post
  17. Outboard motors

    I expect to buy my first boat, probably a Bennington 20 SLL, at the Columbia Boat Show this week. There' a choice of engines: Mercury, Yamaha,...

    Started by DocPit, 02-02-2020 08:58 PM
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    outboard motors
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    02-23-2020 12:11 AM Go to last post
  18. Added a center pontoon

    I have an older model Lowe 24'. I found a 17' pontoon and mounted it in the center just forward of the "transom cone" for lack of a better name. I...

    Started by loonytoon, 02-18-2020 01:28 PM
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    02-21-2020 05:00 AM Go to last post
  19. More newbie questions

    I’m trying to spec-out my first boat purchase. Hope I can get some advice on three issues: 1) The dealer charges $531 for Sharkhide on three...

    Started by DocPit, 01-28-2020 08:00 AM
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  20. Bennington vs Silver Wave

    Does anyone have an opinion about the relative basic build quality of Silver Wave vs. Bennington? I've heard Bennington is the only manufacturer...

    Started by DocPit, 01-29-2020 07:51 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-30-2020 12:41 PM Go to last post

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