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Old 11-29-2007, 06:15 PM
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88242LS Its a 7.4 330 and no bolsters, but the seats were great for cruising. If I wonted to get some air I just stood up !!

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Old 11-29-2007, 06:24 PM
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couple more for yaa

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Dam that thing looks great, nothung like a 242
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:54 PM
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One friend has a 242LS 454/330 and gets 53/54 another had one with a 502Mag/415 best was 62. He swapped it out for a warmed over HP500/525hp and gets 69.6 GPS. I told him to go to 540cu. The speedo is a little more optimistic
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Old 12-01-2007, 04:05 PM
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I have a 1991 242SS, which is about 600 pounds heavier than the 1988 models. I get 48 mph tops (gps) with the standard 7.4L Merc. Speedo says low 50's.

I think the LS is a bit faster. The fastes combination is a 1988 LS with 454 MAG. It reportedly will hit 60 mph (probably hi 50's on the gps)
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Old 12-01-2007, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by tpenfield View Post
I have a 1991 242SS, which is about 600 pounds heavier than the 1988 models. I get 48 mph tops (gps) with the standard 7.4L Merc. Speedo says low 50's.

I think the LS is a bit faster. The fastes combination is a 1988 LS with 454 MAG. It reportedly will hit 60 mph (probably hi 50's on the gps)
Why was the '91 heavier, where did the extra weight come from? I've never heard that before.
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I can't think of anything different other than the back to back passenger seat and I think the sun pad is smaller. I'm interested too !!??? both are great solid boats.
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Originally Posted by thanks_don View Post
I can't think of anything different other than the back to back passenger seat and I think the sun pad is smaller. I'm interested too !!??? both are great solid boats.
Tpenfield made it sound as though generically, the '91 models, both SS and LS were heavier than the '88s. If in fact he meant the SS was heavier than the LS, that may be but I don't think there was an appreciable weight difference. Certainly not 600 pounds.

As far as I know, the construction techniques and materials did not change in the 242 from 88 to 91, so I don't think there is any weight difference.
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Old 12-02-2007, 08:03 AM
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Hi regarding weight and messures on Formula, check out
the tread from "Handfulz28" What are the real lengt of our boats. 242LS: 2650, 242SS: 2750
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In the Formula brochures (see their web site), it lists the dry weight of the 242 at 4150 lbs for the 1987, 88, 89, 90 models. The 1991 and 1992 models are listed at a dry weight of 4750 lbs (+600 lbs).

No specific reason stated, probably added some material to the layup.
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