Slickcraft questions

tcreech

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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
 

tpenfield

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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

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"
 
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tcreech

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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
 

tcreech

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"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.
 
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