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POSSIBLE TO UPGRADE 20SF 70HP WITH XL115 PERFORMANCE (3RD PONTOON AND 115HP) AFTERMARKET?

Discussion in 'Owners Chat: Options and Upgrades' started by belts001, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. belts001

    belts001 New Member

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    Owned my 20SF with Yamaha 70HP with 2 - 25 in pontoons for 2 years.  Wish my boat was faster.  Really wish I would have known about the XL 115 performance upgrade when I purchased.  I'm wondering if its possible to have this upgrade performed aftermarket?
     
  2. Maynard G. Krebs

    Maynard G. Krebs Well-Known Member

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    Anything is possible if you throw enough money at it. Question is, is it worth it? If you've taken good care of your 20SF you haven't taken much of a hit in value. Might be more cost effective to trade it for a 21' and not be limited to the 115 hp of a 20' . Lots of members here have upgraded from 115 to 150 and they all say there's no comparison in performance.
     
  3. lakeliving

    lakeliving Well-Known Member

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    +1 for selling and rebuying. That is what we did and have no regrets. Only took me 3 months to realize I needed a faster boat!
     
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    cwag911 Moderator

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    +2 on selling and repurchase.
     
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    Michiman Well-Known Member

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    I have a friend here in Michigan that is trying to purchase a used pontoon but they seem to get snatched up about as quick as they go on sale. You might be pleasantly surprised what you can get for yours.
     
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    Airlifter Active Member

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    Traded a 20 SLX F90 2016 for a 21 SLXP SPS F150. No comparison.
     
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    Mike31406 Well-Known Member

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    Sell current one and buy the one you want.
     
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    Spoiledrotten Well-Known Member

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    I also tried to find a good used one when I was in the market. They are hard to come by. Waiting in line happens. I gave up and bought the new one; a 20' with the F90. Two years later, I sold it within 15 minutes of deciding to sell, and bought the 24' tritoon with the F150.
     
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    dannyleininger Well-Known Member

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    Like Spoiledrotten, I looked for a gently used Bennington. But once I decided on a 100+hp engine my options went to zero. It appears there's plenty of demand for Benningtons. You might be surprised at the cost to upgrade. I ended up ordering a 22ssxapg (Extended Deck) then upgraded from a 115 to a 150 thanks to the many posts on this subject. We anticipate delivery about Feb 1st. Best of luck!
     
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