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  1. I would go with the strakes, on any tubes and the wave shield underneath. The turning is not a bad thing, just thought I would mention that.
  2. I have the eliptical tubes on a 21 SLX with out the extended rear deck, and boat on the same kind of a lake. The boat rides high and dry due to the 32" oval design. They have strakes on both sides. With a 150 SHO Yamaha, full fuel and 2 people, top down she will run a strong 43. I pretty much never have to worry about water coming over the front end. The only draw back I have seen is that it may ride the water a little bit rougher than a tri toon. I think the reason for that is, it seems to get up on top of the water a little more, when running. But in rough water, I think they all would ride a little rough. Turns extremely flat.
  3. Thanks
  4. 150 Yamaha SHO on a 21 SLX with Elipticals. Full fuel, 2 people on board
  5. On the Adjustable helm chair I have from Bennington, at it's lowest setting it is like a standard helm, but will rise about 4 - 5 inches
  6. Bought my second elliptical pontoon a year ago, went from a 22 SLX extended platform boat to a 21SLX without the extended platform. When ordering the boat, I was concerned about the weight difference, for I wanted the most speed I could get with 150hp. I to looked in the literature and found the little weight difference, which lead me to call Bennington and talk to an engineer, who in turn told me that the literature had not been updated, and I should see about 400 lbs less. I guess what I am trying to say is, that the literature is not always right. The 22SLX with a standard 150 would only do about 39mph with the standard prop, the 21 SLX with a 150 SHO will only do 42mph with a SDS prop. My experience with elliptical tubes is the boat has extremely good hole shot and runs on top of the water (or planes) with very little power, and takes the waves great. The ride maybe a little rougher than a tri toon, and the turn radius wider. In my opinion, for me this would not be the boat for any kind of water sports, power steering would help, but the boat turns extremely flat and a real shape turn may put a few passengers on the floor. The boat serves our needs needs well, all we do is cruise, but if I want to get somewhere quick, there is not a problem. With a true GPS the boat is doing a strong 30 mph at about 4200 rpm.
  7. Thanks the wife and I like it. 2016 21SLX pretty simple, the 150 SHO does a really good job pushing her thru the water.
  8. I have 150 Yamaha SHO on a 2016 21 SLX with two Elliptical Tubes with strakes and a SDS prop, rated for 150HP on the name plate. Had to go with the these tubes to be able to get the higher HP rating. Very pleased with the results, with the top down, both front and rear entrance gates open, 1/2 tank of fuel, one person and a small chop on the water, the boat will run right at 44, but everything has to be right, what I mean is the trim has to be slowly bump out at different intervals of acceleration and you have to have a long straight away. But to run 42 is no problem, in a very short distance, top up or down, 2 people, and full fuel. This is based on the GPS on the I phone as well as the Bennington GPS speedometer in the dash.
  9. Have not done a measurement on mine with a rule, but I would say no more then 4 to 5 inches than the standard model. I like it, so does the wife. This is the second one I have had, had one on the old boat a 22 SLX
  10. Thanks
  11. I have a 150 Yamaha SHO on a 21 SLX with elliptical tubes, what pitch prop would be the best for top end speed. I was thinking about getting a SDS prop
  12. This is the one I was talking about on my 2016 SLX 21
  13. Here is a pic of the new boat. 150 VHO Yamaha, Elliptical Tubes, dropped about 400lbs going from the 22 SLX Elliptical. Looking forward to see, what the overall top end is. The old one would do about 42mpg gps 1/2 fuel and 1 person.
  14. Going down tomorrow will post pics