230 SLX Thread!

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

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  1. ygbsm

    ygbsm Member

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    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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