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23’ SPS w 115? Is the In Floor Storage lockable?

Discussion in 'Owners Chat: Options and Upgrades' started by dannyleininger, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. dannyleininger

    dannyleininger Active Member

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    I have a 23 SSX on order. It was ordered with the SPS and 115 Yamaha. I don’t have need for lots of speed but there seems to be a strong leading towards the 150?

    Additionally, is the in floor storage lockable ? I’m thinking of adding this option to my order. Also, with the slatted hatch, is it possible to get water into the center tube?

    Thanks.
     
  2. cwag911

    cwag911 Moderator

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    The 150 would be perfect. The in-floor storage does not lock and it can get water inside. There is a bilge pump in it for that reason.
     
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  3. Remediation

    Remediation Well-Known Member

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    You probably will not be happy with the 115HP. it really struggles with heavier loads. Upgrade the engine before the in floor storage.
     
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    lakeliving Well-Known Member

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    I agree 1000% with Bruce. Add hp before in floor storage. I had a 115 too, sold it after 3 months of use and went with a 200. Night and day difference and the 150 and 200 are actually pretty close.
     
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    adkboater Well-Known Member

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    Yeah..... what they said! ;)
     
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    I am the guy who thinks of resale down the road. I think a 150 will help when that time comes. My 2 cents worth.
     
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    I think of wide open throttle, I know a 150 helps there.;)
     
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  8. dannyleininger

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    Wow! I did not expect six straight replies favoring the 150 over though 115. Greatly appreciate the input. I am now negotiating with my wife, I will let you know how it goes. In actuality the Delta is about $4000 for the non-Vmax version of the 150.

    Thanks for all of your replies. :D
     
  9. goldnrod24

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    I'm another who wasn't satisfied with an Express Tube/115. I now have a SPS/150 and wish I had equipped one that way first.
     
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    I totally echo what everyone above said. If you can make the numbers work, go right for the 150. Seems like lots of people regret the 115 choice, whereas I never hear anyone with a 150 or more disliking their engine/performance.

    That said, if a 150 cannot work in the budget, a 115 on an SPS set up would be a fine boat vs. not getting a boat at all.

    Also, like many here, we have the center storage in our SPS set up. The in floor storage does not lock. It does get damp/wet, but there is a bilge pump to take care of it.
     
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    I am a slow cruiser, usually about 12mph and don't do too much top end but I still deeply regret buying the 115 to save a few thousand. If I had it to do over I would definitely get the 150
     
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    I have a 22SSRX on order. I originally was going to order the SPS with a 115. Two dealers said that I should forget the 115 and get the 150. I think you will be happy if you upgrade to the 150.
     
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    I am meeting with our dealer tomorrow to modify our build. It’s only money! The joy I anticipate sharing our Benny with my family and friends will be priceless. I had the fun of telling a great friend about our upcoming purchase. She seemed politely interested...then I showed her a photo of our model...she went nuts! I’m convinced her mental picture of a “pontoon” boat wasn’t very exciting. But seeing what a Benny could be sent her over the top. She actually asked us to start planning a trip in January. :))
     
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    Go with the 150 you will not regret it. I no longer hear the grandkids say “go faster.” We also added the power steering and love it.
     
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    I went from the 90 Yammy on a 20' to the 150 on my 24'. Wow! What a difference. I wouldn't have stopped at the 115. My wife wanted certain things on the new boat, and she knew that I wanted 3 toons and a 150. We never thought about getting anything less. You'll love that 150. I easily get 37 MPH with my wife, my dog, and me, then all of the stuff that is loaded on the vessel. Almost all of the storage compartments are full. I realize that I could probably get 40 MPH if I had the SPS package, but I'm very satisfied.
     
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    This is getting fun! Met w our dealer to add a few more upgrades. Yamaha F150, upgrade to Premium, In Floor Storage, 2 Helm Seats to replace the Fishing Chairs. Just hoping my wallet survives!!
     
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    Smart move!!!! You won't regret it one bit!
     
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    Your wallet will probably regret it, but you sure wont when you are out on it. :D
     
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    Do it right the first time and you are pretty safe from PADS.
     
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    Semper, think about that last statement you made. Do you really believe that? :D
     
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