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Youngz

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  1. Good luck to you and Have fun boat shopping
  2. I would go the Ssi route. I think even the 263 only has an 18 degrees deadrise. I have a 243 sunesta and when rough at lake of Ozarks it has quite a lot Hull slap but like your wife we chose it for all the room and storage. If I really nee then what I know now I might have went with the 256 Ssi
  3. I believe the SSI has a sharper deadrise at the Transom... so I would think that would ride better although I do think the newer Sunesta are deeper v than they used to be. I have an 03 243 Sunesta and only has 18 degree deadrise. Ssi might be closer to 21 or even 22 degrees at transom which is a true deep V
  4. Curious I recently watched fireworks from my boat and just kept it in idle for probably 40 minutes. Does that make engine hotter since not as much water is running through? Maybe a dumb question. I just just thought it felt hotter than usual once I got it on lift. Temp Gauge seemed normal
  5. I currently own a 03 243 Sunesta. Yes lots of room but does not do real great in choppy water due to the 18 degree deadrise. now if it is calmer conditions it is great. I love this quality and the interior storage but I might have opted for a 256 SSI if I wasn’t a rookie boat but then:) just depends on where you are using it. I’m at lake of Ozarks.. granted Memorial Day weekend is hard on the biggest boat there!
  6. Thanks wing nut... I will have that checked next.
  7. Could use some input. Seems like when I am under 1500 rpm I can feel the engine surging a little. Then when I opened it up I only get 3500 rpm and 35 mph. Normally it’s 5000 rpm and 50 mph. I put sea foam in to help if bad gas is issue. I also had all new spark plugs put in. Still does it. Anything else it could be or maybe if bad gas I just need to run it all out and refuel . It’s a 350 Mag MPI mercruiser
  8. Yeah I only have a couple small knicks but they might get worse. Seats are conditioned and cleaned often. I’m just afraid if I do just couple of seats the vinyl color difference would be really obvious. But I will just get the seats repaired in the off season this time. I love my boat but $3-5k is probably not worth it. Thanks all
  9. Yikes. I was afraid of that. I’ll take some pics when I back at the lake. Thanks for input
  10. Curious if anyone has a ballpark on the cost to replace all the vinyl in a 2003 243 Sunesta.. a couple seats have minor issues and in the next couple years I might just replace all. Probably not he best use of money since most seats are in great shape. Just do not want mismatched vinyl.
  11. Youngz

    Anchor

    Cecil marine is where I got mine. Fits perfect. You can then too. Very helpful.
  12. Here is the layout they sent me and I circled the pieces that make up the front playform
  13. Sorry for sideways pic! I’ll find a better one hopefully
  14. Youngz

    230 Suncoast

    You have trim tabs? If not they will help. Guessing $1200-$1500 deal. Sorry if I missed it if you already have them.
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