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    Hi all, I have a couple questions re: Slickcraft boats, specifically the SS 235.
    1) the listed weight is 3160 lbs dry, does this seem accurate?
    2) what top speeds have you observed? I realize there are numerous engine drive configurations, so please include engine & hp.

    Thanks in advance,

    TC

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    Originally posted by tcreech View Post
    Hi all, I have a couple questions re: Slickcraft boats, specifically the SS 235.
    1) the listed weight is 3160 lbs dry, does this seem accurate?
    2) what top speeds have you observed? I realize there are numerous engine drive configurations, so please include engine & hp.

    Thanks in advance,

    TC
    Not sure how much traffic you will get in the Slickcraft owner's area. I do see 1 or 2 Slickcrafts in my area.

    #1 - seems about right . . maybe a bit heavier.
    #2 - I have only observed them at the dock and in the harbor. What sort of race are you entering?

    Those are older boats, but a very reputable brand.

    I found this quote on the Internet (so it must be true)

    "My Slickcraft SS-235 @ 24' W/Chevy 350 weighs 3150, but is really #4500 and runs @ 30MPH"
    Last edited by tpenfield; August 10th, 2018, 11:10 AM.
    Best regards, Ted . . . . Cape Cod, MA

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    Past Boats: Catalina 22 Sail #10531, Formula 242 Sun Sport
    Twin Mercruiser 7.4 LX MPI (0F802036, 039), Bravo 3's (0F806198, 199), Mercury 7.5 HP (1969), Johnson 4.5 HP (1980)

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    • #3
      Haha! not racing, just want to know what kind of performance to expect.
      Plus the walleye are 14 miles out this time of year!

      thanks for the quick reply,

      TC

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      • #4
        "My Slickcraft SS-235 @ 24' W/Chevy 350 weighs 3150, but is really #4500 and runs @ 30MPH"

        I saw that too! I don't really know how to interpret it, tho. Does that mean that's his running weight (passengers, fuel, gear) or that the boat itself is really heavier? Who knows?

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          I had a 24 foot Formula cuddy . . . it weighed in at about 4600 lbs. dry. Being so old, I wonder if the folks that collect data on boats did not have a good figure for the Slickcraft. 3100 lbs seems more like what a 19 footer would weigh.

          Regardless of the actual weight, you have indication that the boat would go about 30 mph, which is not overly fast. Many of the current day 22-24 foots will do 50+ mph.
          Best regards, Ted . . . . Cape Cod, MA

          Current Boats: Formula 330 Sun Sport, O'Day Mariner Sail #3224, Sunfish
          Past Boats: Catalina 22 Sail #10531, Formula 242 Sun Sport
          Twin Mercruiser 7.4 LX MPI (0F802036, 039), Bravo 3's (0F806198, 199), Mercury 7.5 HP (1969), Johnson 4.5 HP (1980)

          My Boating Web Pages: http://www.tpenfield.com

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