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Forum: Formula
08-21-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By tpenfield

Whale Flipper Pump (Hand Operated) . . . looks...

Whale Flipper Pump (Hand Operated) . . . looks to be about the closets match, but it has a plastic base, and if I recall, the one on my 242SS was a stainless steel base.

But go ahead and Google...
Forum: Formula
08-12-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,238
Posted By tpenfield

Very nice boat, the colors look great! Don't...

Very nice boat, the colors look great!

Don't sweat it about the HIN vs. the published model years . . . Formula probably introduced the boat after their 1988 models were all set/published, or...
Forum: Formula
04-05-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By tpenfield

I might be a bit late for your decision-making,...

I might be a bit late for your decision-making, but I would figure about $7K to do a bulkhead via a repair shop. The fuel tank probably would need to come out in order to replace the bulkhead. If...
Forum: Formula
02-25-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,240
Posted By tpenfield

21 year old boat . . . I'd do the sea trial with...

21 year old boat . . . I'd do the sea trial with the surveyor.
Forum: Formula
10-23-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,033
Posted By tpenfield

TAG would know for sure . . . BUT . . . on a...

TAG would know for sure . . . BUT . . . on a re-upholstery Formula only sells the interior in all white. So, often it is a tell-tale sign that the vinyl has been replaced. Personally, I'd like to...
Forum: Formula
10-01-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By tpenfield

When I installed an SJE full closed cooling...

When I installed an SJE full closed cooling system on my Merc 7.4 MPI engines (twins), the temperature was all over the place, going from a low temperature to an overheat situation and then back...
Forum: Formula
09-05-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,256
Posted By tpenfield

Maybe the boat does weigh 6800 lbs. . . but it...

Maybe the boat does weigh 6800 lbs. . . but it shouldn't. 1988 boat, might have a bunch of water in the structure and foam. My 1991 242SS weighed in at about 4800 lbs. So the 223 should be under 4K...
Forum: Formula
07-18-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,787
Posted By tpenfield

Yes, Formula had on their FB page that the last...

Yes, Formula had on their FB page that the last of the FasTec's was shipped about a month ago. Boating style has changed, favoring boats with more seating capacity and cockpit space, and the...
Forum: Formula
07-14-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By tpenfield

There are days when I still miss my 242 SS. I...

There are days when I still miss my 242 SS. I think you will like the bigger versions (272 or 292) even better. Twin engines makes the boat run it is on rails.
Forum: Formula
04-10-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,526
Posted By tpenfield

Rotted wood in the engine bay could have been a...

Rotted wood in the engine bay could have been a show stopper anyway.

Keep looking.
Forum: Formula
03-24-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By tpenfield

Not anything specific to the 260BR, that I know...

Not anything specific to the 260BR, that I know of . . . . In general with a 19 year old boat, you will want to check the main bulkhead, just ahead of the engine and the stringers leading fore and...
Forum: General Q & A
09-09-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By tpenfield

My twin engines are like that. I have to turn...

My twin engines are like that. I have to turn the ignition on the SB engine in order to get data out of the PT engine. However, I do get the right data. It has to do with the master/slave setup on...
Forum: Formula
08-29-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,225
Posted By tpenfield

On my 242 SS, I would launch and retrieve the...

On my 242 SS, I would launch and retrieve the anchor from the bow. It was a total PITA doing a pole vault over the windshield each time. Eventually, I built a custom anchor locker up at the bow,...
Forum: Formula
07-15-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,429
Posted By tpenfield

242SS would be better for family boating as it...

242SS would be better for family boating as it has more cockpit space, but a bit less cuddy cabin space than the 242LS. The LS tends to be a faster boat.

Look at the main bulkhead that is...
Forum: Formula
07-11-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By tpenfield

The space is really tight, so remember to spread...

The space is really tight, so remember to spread your cheeks wide if you are laying a deuce :)
Forum: Formula
07-10-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,692
Posted By tpenfield

Just some FYI for any one considering upgrading ....

Just some FYI for any one considering upgrading . The 242, 272, 292, 311, etc models of the 1980's-90's were/are total wave slicers. The Sun Sports of the 1990's-2000's not so much. Much flatter...
Forum: Formula
06-26-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By tpenfield

I would assume that the reason that you have...

I would assume that the reason that you have never used the toilet in your 311 is that you are more than 4 feet tall. :D
Forum: Formula
05-16-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By tpenfield

Agree with the others. The 330SS likes to run...

Agree with the others. The 330SS likes to run with a fair amount of trim 'IN', so you won't be able to trim 'UP' like many other boats.

The 496's should take you well into the mid 50 mph range.
04-27-2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,943
Posted By tpenfield

I have my 330SS on Buzzards Bay and 3-4 footers...

I have my 330SS on Buzzards Bay and 3-4 footers in the afternoon are common. It is a wet ride in choppy conditions and you will have to learn how to handle the boat. The 20 degree hull just does...
Forum: Formula
03-27-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,305
Posted By tpenfield

We need pictures. Boats rot from the keel...

We need pictures. Boats rot from the keel upwards, so it is not surprising to hear (be nice to see) that you are finding the bulkheads wet/rotted. The stringers get their moisture from the...
Forum: Formula
03-03-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,716
Posted By tpenfield

I'm thinking around $12K. If it was a bit newer...

I'm thinking around $12K. If it was a bit newer (1990-91), then maybe $14K
Forum: Formula
11-13-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By tpenfield

I have not done it, it is not a good idea for the...

I have not done it, it is not a good idea for the reasons stated. Best to swap boats to a 271 if you want more on the top end of the speedometer.
Forum: Formula
11-09-2017, 05:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By tpenfield

You can Google all sorts of stuff regarding the...

You can Google all sorts of stuff regarding the regulations . . .

But having to return a old engine in exchange for the new engine for the OEM) that does not have emission controls makes sense,...
Forum: Formula
08-12-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 20,693
Posted By tpenfield

My pictures on this thread got 'nuked' when...

My pictures on this thread got 'nuked' when Comcast stopped hosting personal websites (sorry :mad: ). The same sort of thing is happening with folks who use Photobucket, as their service offerings...
Forum: Formula
07-30-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,336
Posted By tpenfield

Just bumping this to the top . . . not sure you...

Just bumping this to the top . . . not sure you have seen it.
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