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02-17-2010, 05:21 PM
Looking at a 1989 226 with mag engine set-up

Let me know what you know or have experienced with these boats.........


02-17-2010, 05:27 PM
Updates, thanks

03-16-2010, 06:10 PM
24' with the swim platform. 20 degree deadrise. 8'2" beam. There was an open and closed bow version. What are you looking to find out specifically or just looking for opinions? I think XT Innovations on here had one back in the day. Maybe he will chime in.

Trim'd Up
03-16-2010, 06:14 PM
Pretty fast but the ride is a little harsh. Excellent boat for a small to medium lake.

03-16-2010, 08:31 PM
I used to own a 97 240 which was based off of that hull. (May even be the same.) It was a great boat for the lakes. I found that being a sit down boat it was difficult to get comfortable when I started running over 74 mph. Along the 60-65 mark it handled very well and was a fantastic boat for day boating. I have used the cabin in the past and it was a bit tight.

I started out with a stock 7.4 and moved up in power. Great boat for the money. Just be sure to get a survey.

03-17-2010, 08:20 AM
I own an open bow version. Super fun boat on 3' waves. Pretty fast too. I have a labbed 23 M+ and 425hp motor and best seen is 67 but will do 64 all day.

03-17-2010, 08:21 AM
BTW if your looking Im pretty sure a guy I know still has his for sale and his is quite fast.

03-17-2010, 10:01 AM
BTW if your looking Im pretty sure a guy I know still has his for sale and his is quite fast.

Where what?
Looking for hull quality!

03-17-2010, 10:07 AM
Its in TX and the guys name is Paul Slonaker and he just bougt a new boat and takes very good care of his stuff. He is an engine builder and has had his over 80 mph! Not sure what power he has in it now. How can he get ahold of you?

03-17-2010, 10:10 AM
Also mine could be for sale in the next couple months. I am looking to go to a 35-42

03-17-2010, 10:17 AM
email specifics directly to: theomnij@hotmail.com

That would be the best bet to start off.........

Both boats and what your thoughts are. Not sure what I am going to do at this point. Back to the drawing board. The boat I was looking at is not what I wanted. Needed some TLC in comparison for the asking price.

03-17-2010, 10:59 AM
Just checked w him and he sold it 3 weeks ago. Ill keep watching for this thread or you can always PM me if you are not finding anything. I dont want to sell mine till I pull the trigger on the new boat. DOnt want to be boatless