Got a new boat yesterday

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smltooner
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Got a new boat yesterday

#1 Post by smltooner » Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:52 pm

My wife and I traded our 11-year-old pontoon for a brand new one, today.
We had a 2007 Suntracker Party Barge 22 Regency w/ a Mercury Big Foot 60HP outboard.
We are now the proud owners of a 2019 Bennington - 21SL w/ a Yamaha 150HP outboard.
The Bennington has the Sport Performance System w/ 3 logs, under skinning, lifting strakes, SeaStar hydraulic steering, a 32-gallon transom fuel tank, ski tow bar, GPS speedometer, vinyl flooring, and a stainless prop.
The biggest difference in the 2 boats, that is going to take getting used to, is the speed. The Suntracker ran 18 mph by GPS wot and the Bennington runs 40 mph by GPS wot.
I'll add the required pictures next week.
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Ted & Emily
2019 Bennington 21SL Tri-toon
2019 Yamaha 150 HP
Smith Mtn. Lake, Virginia

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Re: Got a new boat yesterday

#2 Post by steve1313 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:25 am

Congratulations! Nothing is better than a brand new rig and it's the perfect time of year to get to know it well.
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Re: Got a new boat yesterday

#3 Post by Strake » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:48 am

Congrats Ted !!! Still lots of good boating days left this season at SML.....

Enjoy,

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Re: Got a new boat yesterday

#4 Post by Rick McC. » Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:10 pm

Congrats on the new boat sir!
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Re: Got a new boat yesterday

#5 Post by ROLAND » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:57 am

Hey Ted, congratulations on the new Bennington... you're gonna love that rig.. I have an older Benny and just love it... 9 years and no major issues.
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Yamaha 75 4 Stroke
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Re: Got a new boat yesterday

#6 Post by swmpbgy1 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:38 am

That sounds BEAUTIFUL!!! and yes.....SML is still great.....was out for 5 hours Saturday afternoon...……...ah lake life!!

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Re: Got a new boat yesterday

#7 Post by Bamaman » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:05 am

I too am a Bennington/150 hp owner. They get a little exciting when you hit 30 plus mph and the nose raises into the wind. Most passengers don't care to run over 40 mph anyway. Congratulations.
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Re: Got a new boat yesterday

#8 Post by PlaynDoc » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:46 am

wow! congrats!
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Re: Got a new boat yesterday

#9 Post by lakerunner » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:00 pm

Nice, congrats
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Re: Got a new boat yesterday

#10 Post by Henpecked » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:09 pm

It's next week already. :drool :drool :drool

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Re: Got a new boat yesterday

#11 Post by Marc K » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:10 pm

Exciting stuff! Nothing like a brand new boat, but I wouldn't know what to do with all of that speed :lol3

Congratulations to you guys.

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Re: Got a new boat yesterday

#12 Post by smltooner » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:51 am

Bamaman wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:05 am
I too am a Bennington/150 hp owner. They get a little exciting when you hit 30 plus mph and the nose raises into the wind. Most passengers don't care to run over 40 mph anyway. Congratulations.
When the salesman and I went for the test drive, I got 40mph at WOT.
I had forgotten how fast that is on the water.
I'll be cruising at 25mph, that's more my speed.
But, it is nice to know that you have an extra 15 mph if you need it.
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2019 Yamaha 150 HP
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Re: Got a new boat yesterday

#13 Post by riplipper » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:06 am

enjoy that boat, sounds awesome. I like SML, I have family with a house up there so get to visit once in a while...
He has a deck boat and one ride on my toon and he wants to trade it in....
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Re: Got a new boat yesterday

#14 Post by smltooner » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:57 pm

Henpecked wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:09 pm
It's next week already. :drool :drool :drool
So it is.
Here are the promised pictures.
Sorry for the rotation.
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2019 Yamaha 150 HP
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Re: Got a new boat yesterday

#15 Post by ROLAND » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:03 am

That's a gorgeous rig.... congratulations again....don't scratch it.. lol
Roland & Jo
2010 Bennington 20 Sfi
Yamaha 75 4 Stroke
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