1988 formula 242ls

Old 07-11-2009, 10:02 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 11
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default 1988 formula 242ls

Looking at a 1988 formula 242Ls with a 496 mercruiser. Have not gotten to ride in one yet. How well do they ride in rough water? Will be putting up to 6 people in the boat. How well do they plane with a big load. See that they have a 24 degree deadrise. I currently have a cobalt with a 24 degree deadrise and it is very sensitive to people moving around when on plane. How stable is the 242 while under way? Thank you.
riverone is offline  
Old 07-11-2009, 10:11 PM
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: CT
Posts: 571
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts

Great boat. Rough water reletive to the size of the boat, and it'll do just fine. Six people in a 24' i/o is 6 people in a 24' i/'s going to effect the characteristics.

Check out the Formula section, lots of info over there.
BowenCT is offline  
Old 07-12-2009, 08:12 PM
masi242's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: W.Spfld,Ma
Posts: 2,417
Received 11 Likes on 10 Posts

I have a 242LS with the 454 and it come on plane ok with six I would use the trim tabs. Maybe the 496 with over 400hp should help it come out of the hole better. It`s a very solid rig and it will handle some pretty good water
masi242 is offline  
Old 07-13-2009, 06:09 PM
Formula311-SR1's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Fox Lake, Illinois
Posts: 406
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts

Great boat!

For it's size, it handles rough water great. They seem to ride better and better the faster they go. Big change just over 65 mph. As BowenCT stated, lots of good info in the Formula section.

Insert shameless plug here - We have one for sale with a 502
Formula311-SR1 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.