230 SLX Thread!

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by NorCalGlenn, Apr 9, 2014.

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  1. 2xsl_1998

    2xsl_1998 Member

    85
    Jul 4, 2007
    Wilmington, NC
    2012 Sea Ray 230 SLX

    2005 Sea Ray 185 Sport - sold
    5.7 L EFI Mercruiser w/ Bravo 3 Drive
    We went out for our first ride of the year today! The water is still pretty cool, about 70-71 degrees each time I checked.

    The kids are chomping at the bit to get into the water, but it will probably be a few more weeks before it will be warm enough. They do have wetsuits though, lol!

    And just for you Glenn, she's tucked into the shop now waiting! (sorry, had to crack on you!)

    I never got around to ordering the Sea Dek. That project may just have to wait for next winter.
     
  2. NorCalGlenn

    NorCalGlenn New Member

    402
    Feb 20, 2012
    Bullards Bar Reservoir, CA
    230 SLX
    350 MAG / Bravo Three
    Ha! You and that shop of yours! :shakesfist
     
  3. NorCalGlenn

    NorCalGlenn New Member

    402
    Feb 20, 2012
    Bullards Bar Reservoir, CA
    230 SLX
    350 MAG / Bravo Three
    Success!

    Too chilly to take a dip (water and air temps), but fired right up and ran it for about an hour!

    [video=youtube_share;NUZdQEoaOq0]http://youtu.be/NUZdQEoaOq0[/video]

    [video=youtube_share;JAFhLda-DVg]http://youtu.be/JAFhLda-DVg[/video]
     
  4. dburne

    dburne New Member

    590
    Jun 8, 2012
    Nashville TN
    2013 Sea Ray 190 Sport
    4.3 MPI Mercruiser Alpha One
    Looking good Glenn, congrats on your first outing - you beat me to it!
    Love your copilot as well!
     
  5. LawyerMan

    LawyerMan Member

    425
    Jul 12, 2012
    Texas Gulf Coast
    270 SLX w/ Sport Arch
    496 Mag DTS, Bravo III, Corsa
    That water looks amazing.
     
  6. 2xsl_1998

    2xsl_1998 Member

    85
    Jul 4, 2007
    Wilmington, NC
    2012 Sea Ray 230 SLX

    2005 Sea Ray 185 Sport - sold
    5.7 L EFI Mercruiser w/ Bravo 3 Drive
    Took the kids and some of their friends out yesterday. We had beautiful weather over here.

    The water has warmed up to about 77 degrees. Too cold for me, but the kids didn't mind one bit. I continue to be amazed at how much power this boat has with the 350 Mag/Bravo 3 combo. Effortless launches with 3 good sized young men on a large tube. I love the precision of the digital throttle too.

    She is still hitched up to the truck, full of fuel, and waiting patiently to be taken out again today for another round!
     
  7. NorCalGlenn

    NorCalGlenn New Member

    402
    Feb 20, 2012
    Bullards Bar Reservoir, CA
    230 SLX
    350 MAG / Bravo Three
    Thanks Lawyerman, I do love this lake. As our drought luck would have it, this past week and thru yesterday, we've had overcast weather and light showers. Feel bad for all the kids out there camping and on boats. We had a family with five teens coming up, and canceled on Wednesday when we saw the forecast. Love those kids, but don't need to be cooped up with them (off lake) for a weekend!

    2xls, is the boat tucked away IN YOUR SHOP waiting for today's outing? :shakesfist
     
  8. 2xsl_1998

    2xsl_1998 Member

    85
    Jul 4, 2007
    Wilmington, NC
    2012 Sea Ray 230 SLX

    2005 Sea Ray 185 Sport - sold
    5.7 L EFI Mercruiser w/ Bravo 3 Drive
    Nah, but it is still hitched up to the truck in front of the shop, lol. We are probably going to head out here in a few hours!
     
  9. mtcommander

    mtcommander New Member

    25
    Jul 24, 2012
    northwest
    230 SLX
    350 mag Bravo 3
    I was wondering if anyone can help me with a bravo 3 question? I just got a new 230 slx 350 bravo 3 and used to have a 210 select 350 alpha 1. I notice with this bravo 3 it needs almost no trim while underway, is this normal? My old 210 alpha I could trim up halfway while underpower. Is there a difference between the two? Thanks in advance
     
  10. 2xsl_1998

    2xsl_1998 Member

    85
    Jul 4, 2007
    Wilmington, NC
    2012 Sea Ray 230 SLX

    2005 Sea Ray 185 Sport - sold
    5.7 L EFI Mercruiser w/ Bravo 3 Drive
    I probably only trim mine up 4 or 5 shots, so I would say it's normal. Mine certainly uses a lot less trim than my old 185 Sport did.
     
  11. mtcommander

    mtcommander New Member

    25
    Jul 24, 2012
    northwest
    230 SLX
    350 mag Bravo 3
    Thanks for the input, I appreciate it
     
  12. LawyerMan

    LawyerMan Member

    425
    Jul 12, 2012
    Texas Gulf Coast
    270 SLX w/ Sport Arch
    496 Mag DTS, Bravo III, Corsa
    I rarely use the trim on my 270 SLX. It's a combination of the motor, outdrive, and the construction of the hull.
     
  13. NorCalGlenn

    NorCalGlenn New Member

    402
    Feb 20, 2012
    Bullards Bar Reservoir, CA
    230 SLX
    350 MAG / Bravo Three
    Hey there. I also rarely use the trim. Maybe a few clicks if I get above 25 mph.
     
  14. mtcommander

    mtcommander New Member

    25
    Jul 24, 2012
    northwest
    230 SLX
    350 mag Bravo 3
    Thanks to you for the replies. It's nice to get some feedback to speed the learning curve up.
     
  15. 2xsl_1998

    2xsl_1998 Member

    85
    Jul 4, 2007
    Wilmington, NC
    2012 Sea Ray 230 SLX

    2005 Sea Ray 185 Sport - sold
    5.7 L EFI Mercruiser w/ Bravo 3 Drive
    ahem....where's the pics of the boat....ahem.......

    lol
     
  16. Vballbub10

    Vballbub10 New Member

    1
    Sep 8, 2015
    Dayton
    Boatless
    Boatless
    Hey quick question, I am looking at getting a 2015 230 SLX, but the one question I couldn't get an answer on was how tall the boat was, trailered, with the tower folded down. I know depending on the trailer it could change, but how tall is yours?

    I have an 8ft door to store it in my barn, and that is a deal breaker.
     
  17. NorCalGlenn

    NorCalGlenn New Member

    402
    Feb 20, 2012
    Bullards Bar Reservoir, CA
    230 SLX
    350 MAG / Bravo Three
    Hey! I wouldn't be able to measure until next weekend, but it could vary depending on trailer right? 2xls has his stored at his house, and may be able to answer...please hold. :)
     
  18. 2xsl_1998

    2xsl_1998 Member

    85
    Jul 4, 2007
    Wilmington, NC
    2012 Sea Ray 230 SLX

    2005 Sea Ray 185 Sport - sold
    5.7 L EFI Mercruiser w/ Bravo 3 Drive
    I just ran out and checked the door on my shop. It's an 8' garage door type without an actuator (i.e.- manual open).

    The opening is framed up right at 95" and my boat goes through just fine. I do have to make sure the door is completely open so I have the full 95" opening though. I left the door hanging down slightly once and hit it with the tower when I was pulling it out.

    Hope this helps!
     
  19. NorCalGlenn

    NorCalGlenn New Member

    402
    Feb 20, 2012
    Bullards Bar Reservoir, CA
    230 SLX
    350 MAG / Bravo Three
    "I just RAN OUT to check...." Blah blah blah yada yada yada...

    LOL
     
  20. 2xsl_1998

    2xsl_1998 Member

    85
    Jul 4, 2007
    Wilmington, NC
    2012 Sea Ray 230 SLX

    2005 Sea Ray 185 Sport - sold
    5.7 L EFI Mercruiser w/ Bravo 3 Drive
    Hey man, I had to put my boots on and everything! It's muddy out there! LOL.
     

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