The Rig

Ok, so it’s not a traditional bass fishing boat that you usually see on the St. John’s River.  But it’s the perfect fishing rig for me 🙂


  • 2013 Bennington 22 SFX
  • F115 Yamaha Outboard
  • Motor Guide w55 wireless trolling motor
  • Lowrance Elite 4 Fish Finder / GPS

St. Johns River Bass Boat


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Bennington Specs

Spec/Capacity US
LOA: 21′ 10″
Pontoon Length: 20′ 6″
Deck Length: 19′ 11″
Beam: 8′ 6″
Pontoon Diameter: 25″
Engine Configuration: Single Outboard
Max HP: 150hp
Fuel Capacity: 21.4/32.2 gal

Yamaha Specs:

F115 Specifications

Engine Type In-Line Four Cylinder
Displacement 106.2 ci (1741 cc)
Bore x Stroke 79×88.8mm (3.11 x 3.49in)
Prop Shaft Horsepower 115 hp @ 5500 rpm
Compression Ratio 9.7:1
Fuel/Induction System EFI (DOHC)
Exhaust Through Propeller
Intake Single Throttle Valve
Ignition System TCI Micro Computer
Spark Plug LFR6A-11-00-000
Alternator Output 24 AMP
Starting System Electric
Lubrication Wet Sump
Engine Oil Capacity 3.7L/3.5L w/without filter
Full Throttle RPM Range 5000 – 6000
Cooling Water/Thermostatic Control
Recommended Engine Oil Yamalube® 4M (See owner’s manual)
Recommended Fuel Regular Unleaded (Minimum Pump Octane 87)
Recommended Fuel Filtration Yamaha 10 Micron Fuel/Water Separating Filter (external)
Ethanol Blend Limit 10% Maximum
Gear Ratio (28:13) 2.15:1
Gear Shift Forward, Neutral, Reverse
Shaft Length L = 20″ X = 25″
Degree of Tilt 70°
Degree of Trim -4 through 16°
C.A.R.B. Rating 3-Star
Dry Weight F115LA = 182 kg (401lbs) F115XA 185 kg (408 lbs)
Mounting Centers N/A
Steering Angle (maximum) 30° from center, either direction
Warranty 3-year Pleasure, 3-Year Government, 1-year Commercial
Spec Weight 2

 The perfect Bass fishing boat for the St. Johns River?

Well, perhaps not for some.  But I wanted a boat that would also serve my family, providing for a dual role of fishing and cruising.  So it’s absolutely the best rig for me.

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