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  1. #21
    Platinum Member Charter Member
    My Boats:
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    so. WI
    Quote Originally Posted by dba900 View Post
    As I said in your other thread, you'll be happier with a 272 than a 242 if you want to do much boating in Buzzard's Bay. Get one with bolsters, if possible. A 272 with twin small-blocks won't be a rocket, but it should do about 60 and should be reasonably fuel-efficient.
    I agree- if bigger water is in your destination list, pass by the 242 for at least a 272.
    Our 242 was great for the Mississippi River, but it was (and felt) damnn small on Lake Michigan. The only thing we got out there with the little Formula was an azz-kickin', except on the very calm and smooth days. It does have it's limitations.....

  2. #22
    Platinum Member Platinum Member PARADOX's Avatar
    My Boats:
    Formula 272 Sold, 26 Infinity, 4 sale, 08-33' Avanti 4SALE
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Quote Originally Posted by srdrago View Post
    I would love that boat, but your in Florida.:/
    Sooo ! ?? I bought the Avanti in NJ. The Infinity from CS. and the Formula from Lake Vales, (freshwater).
    Call me.. and let's talk a bit.
    561 504-3635

  3. #23
    My Boats:
    1986 formula 242 ls
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    montross, va
    i know this thread is a few months old but i have an 86 242ls with bolsters and twin 350s, SR-1? i'm not much of a boat person. only stuff i've owned was outboard skiffs. if anyone is interested. needs some work but i have harldy any money in it. would make an excellent project. i dont have the time or money to fool with it. bought boat and trailer cause friend wanted the trailer. boat is blocked in my yard. i'd love for someone to get it and fix it up. shame for me to let it sit. let me know if anyone is looking.

  4. #24
    Charter Mod Charter Member BLee's Avatar
    My Boats:
    Cigarette - "90MPH" Edition
    Join Date
    May 2000
    E Dock
    I  Voted
    Definitely get the latest model you can, so that at minimum you get the fiberglass "silent thunder" swim platform instead of the teak.

    You want the LS model, if you're wanting bolsters, & the more "performance" oriented design vs the SS model. The SS has more cockpit space & less cabin space, where the LS has less cockpit space & more cabin space. The last year they made them you could get a 502 in them, & they would run almost 70mph propped correctly.

    I worked at a marina as a kid that sold Formulas up until just recently, & sold a CHITload of 223's, 242's, 272's, & 311's. Only one 292 strangely, & one 357. 2 419's.

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    My Boats:
    1990 Formula 242 SS
    Join Date
    Mar 2011

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