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Old 07-25-2020, 11:01 AM
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I am a little bit worried this boat is going to feel too small. My current boat is a 1990 Sae Ray 260cc. Here it is attached to a 2500hd Suburban.

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Originally Posted by b_fuss View Post
I am a little bit worried this boat is going to feel too small. My current boat is a 1990 Sae Ray 260cc. Here it is attached to a 2500hd Suburban.
should be about the same wet length for both. Why the formula if you already have a similar sized sea ray?
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Old 07-25-2020, 10:57 PM
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I always wanted a Formula. This came up, I had the money. I thought it was a good price so I bought it.
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Old 07-25-2020, 11:01 PM
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Question for all you experts. My other boat has a fuel filter/ water separator in the front of the engine this doesnt? Think it never had it, or it was removed?


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Old 07-26-2020, 06:35 AM
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Congrats on the boat, you will love the space the 242 SS has in the cockpit.
I can see the fuel/water separator in the front of your engine on the starboard front of the engine. Yours is white, it is the same diameter as a oil filter and resembles one.
It is down low below your dipstick.
Good luck with the boat. More interior pictures required.
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Old 07-26-2020, 09:58 AM
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Thanks Glenamy! I am dumb. I got wat too much stuff going on in life.
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Old 07-26-2020, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by b_fuss View Post
So just picked up my first Formula. I have loved them for as long as I can remember. Is there abetter option for the cheap looking plastic gas fill. My other boat has a polished stainless fill much nicer. A few cosmetic issues as far as I can tell, then be ready for water.
Very Nice 242. The 242 rides real nice in a little chop for a 24 footer.

I agree on the fuel fill. I just upgraded mine, see pic. Cpperformance item.



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Old 07-26-2020, 10:20 PM
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Very Nice 242. The 242 rides real nice in a little chop for a 24 footer.

I agree on the fuel fill. I just upgraded mine, see pic. Cpperformance item.


that looks much better than the cheap perks plastic
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Old 07-26-2020, 10:25 PM
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It has begun. Someone ran this dry looks a little melted. I checked it cause the exhaust felt really warm. I already back flushed the oil cool looking for chunks. The impeller was whole, but one small piece came out when I pulled the hoses for the raw water pump. BTW this boat is a pain to get the pump off. Wholly chit!!
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Old 07-27-2020, 06:39 AM
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Try accessing it through the deck plate by the rear seat. You can get your hands around it from there.
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