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24 Cruise/Fish with ESP & 250hp SHO

Discussion in 'Owners Chat: Options and Upgrades' started by Bork, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Bork

    Bork Active Member

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    Buying my first Benny. It was someone else’s custom build but they had some rough luck and could not buy it anymore. Never been titled.

    Intended use is fishing with the kids and cruising with about 10 people. Will spend winter in pine island Sound,FL and summer in the lakes of Ohio maybe even Lake Erie.

    2017 24SSNPXAPGP
    Smokey Granite with Black Accent
    Smokey Granite Dual Bimini (lighted)
    Premium pillow top 20% cutout Sandstone cushions with Driftwood accents
    bow seat
    Deluxe Bass Seats
    Woven vinyl slate flooring
    Dimensional logo

    ESP Package
    Yamaha 250hp SHO
    SS prop & 25” Shaft
    Power assist steering
    Wave tamer to bow
    Sharkhide
    Reclining/Bolstered Helm chair (G)


    In tube gas tank and storage
    52” ski pylon
    RGB toe,cups, and speaker
    Trapezoid table
    4 step ladder
    Pop up cleats
    SS dock light housing
    Dual battery w switch
    Heavy duty RR

    I am having them add...
    Salt water anodes
    Fishing Rod storage locker
    Simrod flush-mounted

    My questions are...

    1) Is there anything I’m missing that can be easily added now?

    2) Does anyone have a ESP cruise and fish. What type of performance should I expect?

    3) understanding outboard mounting has effects but with the ESP and 250 what is the estimated draft?

    Thanks for reading and all the great info I have already got from reading the threads over the last months.

    Bork
     
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    Welcome to the family, and that sounds like a beautiful boat. It should in the mid to upper 40's.
     
  3. Michiman

    Michiman Well-Known Member

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    Welcome and congratulations! Sounds like an awesome build. I've got a G 2574 ESP with a 250 and top out at around 40MPH with a rather full gas tank and three or four passengers so you should do a bit better than that. Not really sure about draft but ours floats pretty high with the extra tube. Maybe 14" but that's just a guess. Hope that helps but I'm sure others will weigh-in on your questions so be patient.
     
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    2. My 22' 150hp sps hits upper 30s with a load, that set up should rock, I'd say upper 40s easy. Where are you going to boat in Ohio?
     
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    Sounds like a great boat!! Unless it’s changed that should be an SPS boat with the 250 tag, you haven’t been able to get an S series boat with an ESP hull before. My 24 w/200 does 42mph all day long ands a HO model does 45-46. I would think with a 250sho motor you’d be pushing high 40’s. Best of luck with your new boat!!
     
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    Welcome aboard!
    Simrad is great for mapping, not the greatest fish finder though. If I was avid fisher, I’d swap mine but it’s ok for what I do.
    Looks like a sweet build ..... PICS ARE MANDATORY!!
     
  7. Bork

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    Thanks for all the feedback and welcomes.

    MattB- I have no idea yet on lakes in Ohio but I would love some recommendations. I live in Columbus and know of Buckeye, Choctaw, and the reservoirs but that is about it. Would like a place to take the kids tubing and do some fishing/cruising.

    adkboater- It was custom made with ESP and you are correct it is not a regular option. The dealer said they made a special order and Bennington made it custom for them. It was actually exactly what I wanted...higher performance in a long cruise and fish.

    SEMPERFI- I want it primarily for charts and navigation as the pine Island sound area has a lot of shallows and tricky channels leading to the barrier islands. I do however want a good fish finder so maybe that is something I can add on a side mount.

    On another note it is great to see all the veterans on here! 17 years Army for me.

    Bork
     
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    Army ..... what’s that .... Hooyah??
    Thanks for your service!!
     
  9. Bork

    Bork Active Member

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    If it makes you feel any better Semper I did my 2nd tour in Iraq with 1 MEF so I have a soft spot for the Corp.

    Thank you for yours as well.
     
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    Hate to say it but my Garmin 53DV was better for BOTH but screen resolution wasn’t as nice. I’d look at better map/fish options out there and do flush mount in helm.
     
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    So esp on an s? There is a god! Pics please!
     
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    I looked and there is a SPS plus which is rated for a 250. Couldn't find where ESP was offered.
     
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    Just an FYI, I'm not sure a ski pylon is an option on an SPS plus, so kind of defeats some of the purpose of a 250 on the SPS. If considering, you may want to make sure you confirm your options on that.
     
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    I just looked and the ski pylon is an option.
     
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    Bork Active Member

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    Cwag- It was/is not an available option it was a special custom order (someone else made the order and Bennington built it but the customer could not take the delivery because of a hardship). I found it and purchased it.

    It has the 52” ski pylon.

    Pics will follow once I get them downloaded.
     
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    Good to know. My dealer must had gotten an early SPS plus and indicated it was an issue on a build he ordered when they first came out. Glad to hear they must have that figured out.
     
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    So you have ESP on an "S"?
     
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    Well yes...an SX.

    Again it is not a normally available option but something that was done special order and custom.

    I will Post picks tomorrow.
     
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    Well I’ll be damned. Nice find!!! Talk about rare!
     
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