230 SLX Thread!

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

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  1. kiloil

    kiloil Member

    191
    Sep 15, 2013
    Tallahassee, Florida
    2015 25' SLX 8.2L-SOLD
    BOATLESS
    Look up your owners manual on line and it will give you the measurements to all. That is where I found mine.
     
  2. Fishin CHiPs

    Fishin CHiPs New Member

    1
    Sep 9, 2015
    So cal
    2015 210 SLX
    2014 Tundra Crewmax Platinum
    5.0 Mercruiser w/ Bravo III
    I'm new to boat ownership. I was gonna wait a couple years, but I couldn't pass up the deal on my 210 SLX. Wish I had the 230, but at least I can fit this one in my garage, barely.... Anyway all this talk about running with the trim a few clicks up makes me think I'm doing something wrong... I thought you were supposed to run with trim all the way down to prevent damage??
     
  3. NorCalGlenn

    NorCalGlenn New Member

    402
    Feb 20, 2012
    Bullards Bar Reservoir, CA
    230 SLX
    350 MAG / Bravo Three
    5.0 with the Bravo III...from Sun Country Marine, right? Did you get the full hull red one with white interior...or the black one? :) I purchased my 230, which just wrapped up its second season. While I'm not an engineer who designs boats...the need to vary the trim pertains to hole shot (trim down) to best running attitude for speed and efficiency. I rarely trim up more than a few clicks, but I'm rarely going over 32 mph. Post pictures of the new boat!
     
  4. NorCalGlenn

    NorCalGlenn New Member

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

    I thought I'd swing by to see if anybody has purchased the *new* 230! I really like the new interior features and sunpad/transom design, but am still getting used to the blockier exterior design - which I'm sure was reqired for the increased interior space...

    Had a short season last year, but our lake is FULL this year, and we're really looking forward to a good summer.

    Brought the boat out of storage today to fill it up with (fresh) gas, so we are offcially ready to go!

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  5. mgocjg27

    mgocjg27 New Member

    3
    Apr 21, 2016
    Allegan, Michigan
    2015 Sea Ray 230 SLX/ w 350 mag. 2014 Silverado Z71
    350 Mercruiser w/Alpha one drive
    I just bought a brand new leftover 2015 230 SLX. I couldn't see spending the $ on the 2016. I got a great deal on 2015. I can't wait to put her in the water.
     
  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
    I'll be making that long walk out to the shop this weekend to get mine ready to go!
     
  7. NorCalGlenn

    NorCalGlenn New Member

    402
    Feb 20, 2012
    Bullards Bar Reservoir, CA
    230 SLX
    350 MAG / Bravo Three
    Nice! Post some pics!
     
  8. NorCalGlenn

    NorCalGlenn New Member

    402
    Feb 20, 2012
    Bullards Bar Reservoir, CA
    230 SLX
    350 MAG / Bravo Three
    You and that damn workshop garage. Ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude! Ha!
     
  9. mgocjg27

    mgocjg27 New Member

    3
    Apr 21, 2016
    Allegan, Michigan
    2015 Sea Ray 230 SLX/ w 350 mag. 2014 Silverado Z71
    350 Mercruiser w/Alpha one drive
    So it's killing me. Does anyone have the 2015 with 350 mag? if so what does that run for a top end? I'm guessing @53 mph or so...
     
  10. NorCalGlenn

    NorCalGlenn New Member

    402
    Feb 20, 2012
    Bullards Bar Reservoir, CA
    230 SLX
    350 MAG / Bravo Three
    Unless you have the Dynamic Running Surface option it should be the same as any '12-'15 with the 350MAG/Bravo3 combo, right? Well, the tower option might have an aerodynamic drag impact. BoatTest.com did a review at model launch, which can be found on YouTube. If I recall, it was around 53mph. Personally, I've never run mine past 38 or 40 as I've never been a "top speed" boater. Take yours out and let us know...
     
  11. LawyerMan

    LawyerMan Member

    425
    Jul 12, 2012
    Texas Gulf Coast
    270 SLX w/ Sport Arch
    496 Mag DTS, Bravo III, Corsa
    Looks great. I'm envious of you guys that can trailer your boats. My 270 is too heavy to pull with any vehicle that I have, which means all detailing, service, and maintenance have to be done at the dock.
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2016
  12. NorCalGlenn

    NorCalGlenn New Member

    402
    Feb 20, 2012
    Bullards Bar Reservoir, CA
    230 SLX
    350 MAG / Bravo Three
    Thanks! If you ever want to switch for a summer, I'd certainly be opened minded! :grin:
     
  13. LawyerMan

    LawyerMan Member

    425
    Jul 12, 2012
    Texas Gulf Coast
    270 SLX w/ Sport Arch
    496 Mag DTS, Bravo III, Corsa
    Believe me - You don't want your freshwater boat down here in this salt!
     
  14. 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
    Ha! Took her out for a spin today. She really needs a good detailing, got pretty dusty over the winter.

    One odd thing I noticed is that I had a hard time threading the winterizing drain plug into the thermostat housing. Almost looks like the threads are stripped a little. I actually had to use a set of pliers to screw the plastic plug in.

    The googling I did showed that those plugs are 1/2-13 NC threads. Can anybody confirm that? Reckon I should buy a tap and chase them?
     
  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
    Well I ordered a 1/2 -13 NC tap off of Amazon for $5 and used it to chase the threads. That is the correct size to use. Removed just a little bit of crud from the threads (didn't appear to even remove any metal) and now the plug screws in and out easily by hand. No clue what happened, but everything works fine now. Problem solved!
     
  16. 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
    Have any of you found a ski mirror that works well? I had a nice one that clamped to the windshield rail on my 185, but the rail on my 230 is too wide for it to work.
     
  17. ygbsm

    ygbsm Member

    59
    Aug 22, 2016
    Knoxville, TN
    2015 230 SLX
    350 Mag/ Bravo III
    I just put a deposit down on a 2015 230 SLX. 350 Mag/ BravoIII, two-tone gelcoat, bimini, seadek, a couple other options. New with 3 hours. They are changing the impeller and the oil before I take delivery tomorrow. Any other pointers I should know about for the delivery process? Thanks! I look forward to contributing to this thread.
     
  18. ygbsm

    ygbsm Member

    59
    Aug 22, 2016
    Knoxville, TN
    2015 230 SLX
    350 Mag/ Bravo III
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    So far so good. I've put about 13 hours on it in the last week, trying to get up to 20 and the oil change before winterization. Two problems so far: steering angle sensor doesn't work, and the power steering pump has a leak or a huge bubble. I've put in almost a quart of fluid. No noise, but the steering is occasionally stiff and/ or sticky. Any thoughts appreciated before I involve the dealer.
     
  19. Katjam

    Katjam New Member

    1
    May 16, 2015
    Pensacola, FL
    2014 230 SLX
    350 MAG DTS BR3
    350 MAG DTS BR3
    Not sure if anyone still follows this thread, been awhile since last post. Anyways, I took my 2014 out yesterday for first time this season. Put are drinks and some food in the cooler under back seat with two bags of ice. Launched, had about a 20 min ride to our spot. By the time we got there ice was just about gone. We have always been able to get through the day with ice in that cooler. Noticed later on that there is now a big gap between the bottom of the seat and top of the cooler. It seems like the wood in the seat has warped. Any body else had an issue with this? The seat still slides under the engine cover like it is supposed to and does not look off from the top (as in sitting on it). Any thoughts on a fix would be appreciated.


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  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
    I have a 2012, but if your seats are like mine they are on "double jointed" hinges. I have had a few times where I didn't return the seat to position properly.

    Usually when that happens you can just lift up the front (fore) portion of the seat on both sides and scoot it back into place.

    One other thing I did was to buy a rubber stopper to plug the drain. That keeps the water in there as the ice melts and seems to help keep drinks cooler.
     

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