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I purchased a 2005 Sunesta 216 about this time last year. It is my first boat. I like it, but I have found it pounds on wakes or bigger water when the wind kicks up. I'm currently looking at a 2006 SSi 246. According to their respective spec sheets the SSi has 22 degree deadrise. The Sunesta has 16 degrees. Is this substantial enough to help cut waves better? Also, the SSi I am looking at has 450 hours on a Volvo 8.1 GXI with Duo Prop drive. Is that a lot of hours for this engine? Any known issues with this engine or drive? Thanks in advance for any guidance.
Hi, Im in the market for a used boat. ive noticed there are alot of 07 signature 240 boats for sale. im very drawn to it becsuse it appers to have 20 degrees of deadrise. I'm looking for a decent riding boat for off shore in ocean chop that isn't a fishing boat. Can anyone tell me how this boat will perform in chop. Any other advise on this boat would be great. like fuel ecomomy or if there is a reason that are so many are for sale. Thank you.
Not sure this is a case of 2-foot-itis. My 254 is actually a pretty big boat when it comes to being trailer-able. The 256 SSi and 256 SSx are just 4 inches longer The new 257 is 7" shorter. The 264 is only 3" longer than my 254. So, I guess when it comes down to it, if I prefer to have a trailer-able bow rider, I am kind of at the limit of OAL. Further, the Sunesta layout really seems to work well with two families on board, especially the beamy bow. Visits to boat shows confirm that for me, when comparing the current SSi models to the Sunestas. However, one thing I'd like to improve on is the ride of my boat. We're spending a lot of time on the Chesapeake. It's a massive body of water. A big block would go a long way to decreasing travel time between marina and our favorite swim spots. But the Chesapeake can get choppy and can produce some sizable rolling waves pretty frequently. Not to mention lots of wake action from big boats. I have to cut throttle often to deal with these conditions, even with my trim tabs fully down. How much better of a ride does the 4 degrees of extra deadrise produce on the 264 vs the 254? Anyone do a back to back comparison? Would be nice to motor at a more constant speed.