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Old 06-09-2019, 10:41 PM
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On a whim I just added a 1997 Formula 330SS to the fleet (also includes a Jefferson Marlago 35FS).

Is this the Palm Beach color scheme?

Its got Mercruiser 310hp MPIs with Bravo 3s. Topped it out at 55mph with 5 dudes, full tank and load! This is a couple ticks faster than the Marlago, which I suppose shouldn’t be surprising because the CC has Suzuki 4 stroke 250s. But I was still surprised!

Boat needs a compound job but otherwise looks like a million bucks!

It will be staying at LOTO for now and the Jefferson will stay in St Pete Beach permanently.

All I’ve done so far is bring the stereo into the 21st century with BT unit to replace the old Clarion. And a new sub amp and a couple of 12s. Port engine ran warm with the thermostat in so I just pulled it for now. I also hadn’t the rear seat redone and the boot cover zipper replaced.

It needs AC badly though.

If you see “Time of Your Life” out and about come holler at “Powerboat Keith aka Hogie Roll” so we can bull**** about boats.

PS I ripped the corner of the rub rail up a little this weekend kissing the corner of those **** docks at Backwater jacks. This seems to be a tradition for me now as I did something similar to the Jeff right after I got it.
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Old 06-11-2019, 03:59 PM
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Congrats on the new boat. That will be a great boat for LOTO.
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Congrats and as a bonus, the L29 was 310 hp, you have the LX which is 330hp
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by AllDodge View Post
Congrats and as a bonus, the L29 was 310 hp, you have the LX which is 330hp
Nice. Easiest 40hp I ever.
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:29 PM
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Nice looking boat, congratulations!
Out of curiosity, where do you keep the Whisky and Vodka? Tucked up under the gunnel in the cockpit or stashed out of sight under the cushions in the forepeak?


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Old 06-11-2019, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by rak rua View Post
Nice looking boat, congratulations!
Out of curiosity, where do you keep the Whisky and Vodka? Tucked up under the gunnel in the cockpit or stashed out of sight under the cushions in the forepeak?


Mines in this cooler under the bar on the port side.






Theres also a broken norcold fridge fridge in the cabin.
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:01 AM
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Thank God. I was afraid those two fire extinguishers were more important than booze!
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted by rak rua View Post
Thank God. I was afraid those two fire extinguishers were more important than booze!
There were so many on the boat when I got it, I was worried the guy may have set it on fire before lol.
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Congrats. Enjoy your new bird

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Congrats! 330 SS was on our short list when we sold out at Clinton this spring and moved boating down to LOTO full time. I'd toss on a set of drive showers. Those BIII's will thank you for it! Where are you slipped at?
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