We have a 24SSLX and have the same handle. Our dealer stated it could be used by the person seated at the table for a grab handle but said it was probably used on a different floor plan and was just a standard on the end of the furniture.
Check RPMs first!! fuel lines, filters for a load of bad gas. Dirty toons would be next. That’s quite a drop, if the dealer looked at it and can’t anything wrong I’d disagree. An 22’ S series with 150HO should easily be in the 40’s light and high 30’s loaded.
24SSLX W/G1 200 etec, 42mph at 5300rpm (where the motor should be) add 6-7 people, 37mph, don’t remember the rpm. We run heavy with lots of coolers and junk, usually always above 1/2 tank. Toons are always clean.
Buy what you can afford based on what you think you need. We can’t spend money you don’t have!! It seems you understand your limitations with a twin log boat, keeping it realistic will keep up and your passengers safe. I’m obviously a triple toon guy and would prefer and recommend that for the...
I hate loading my boat, my v-hull was super easy, this tri-toon has kicked my butt since day one. Just trying to line up the toons in a 9” gap with a giant sail board fence, thank goodness for patience or my boat would be fiberglass!!