230 SLX Thread!

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

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  1. ygbsm

    ygbsm Member

    59
    Aug 22, 2016
    Knoxville, TN
    2015 230 SLX
    350 Mag/ Bravo III
    Anybody else enjoying their 230 SLX this season? I've had mine for almost a year, and it seems to be a quality boat. I did have a problem with the power steering line leaking, which was fixed under warranty.
    What I like about the boat:
    - massive amounts of storage space
    - great cockpit layout with the L-shaped bench
    - love the swim platform and bench above the engine
    - plenty of power, it tops out around 50 mph in calm water
    - gelcoat and vinyl seem to be very good quality
    - styling- looks better in the water than in pictures!

    No real cons, also I wish it handled big boat wakes better. The bimini tops on the new 230SPX is a better design.
     
  2. ygbsm

    ygbsm Member

    59
    Aug 22, 2016
    Knoxville, TN
    2015 230 SLX
    350 Mag/ Bravo III
    Hit a new top speed- 51 mph by GPS.

    Best cruise seems to be at 3000 rpm about 26-27 mph.

    I ended up getting a Carver fitted mooring/ trailer cover from Coverquest. So far I'm impressed with the price ($590 shipped) and the turnaround time (5 business days).
     
  3. ygbsm

    ygbsm Member

    59
    Aug 22, 2016
    Knoxville, TN
    2015 230 SLX
    350 Mag/ Bravo III
    Anyone else still have a 230 SLX?

    Really enjoying the 230 SLX this season, getting to use it a lot more than in the past two years.

    Still seems very well built, very solid. Nice quality details abound. Zero mechanical problems. A little choppy in the waves; putting adults in the bow smooths out the ride. The problem is that kids like to be up there . . . and I can't blame them.

    Kids are getting the hang of tubing . . .

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  4. Maria Sarli

    Maria Sarli New Member

    4
    Feb 18, 2019
    2018 SPX 230 towed by 2018 Ford Expedition
    Merc cruiser 6.2L Bravo3 DTS Steen Drive
    i just bought a new 230 SPX but as soon as I bought it it went right into winter storage so I have not had it out yet. How do people like the standard cooler that comes with the boat? Have you replaced it? If so, with what? I want to buy a better cooler but I am unsure of the dimensions of the storage area and have no current access to the boat. Was looking at Yeti but they have mixed reviews (given the price I would expect them to have uniformly good reviews) and I think they may be taller (over 15 inches) than I believe the standard igloo is (I think it is about 13 inches tall but unsure)

    Any other tips you have after your 2 years of experience would be appreciated. I know the SPX is not as well appointed as the SLX but I have an upgraded engine (6.2L bravo 3 DTS Stern Drive) so I think mechanically it should be similar.
     
  5. LawyerMan

    LawyerMan Member

    427
    Jul 12, 2012
    Texas Gulf Coast
    270 SLX w/ Sport Arch
    496 Mag DTS, Bravo III, Corsa
    Wrong forum. This is the 230 SLX thread.
     

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