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SeattleSpokane posted 04-26-2009 09:14 AM ET (US)   Profile for SeattleSpokane   Send Email to SeattleSpokane  
I am the owner of a 2004 Sport 150 2 stroke 60hp. This year I've decided to upgrade my engine to a 4 stroke. Personally I'm fine with the current engine, but the remainder of my family isn't. The kids tend to flood the motor and my wife doesn't like the smoke or loud sound. A new 4 stroke runs $6000 to $7000 and I might get about $2000 on a trade in for the old 2 stroke. Since I was spending some money, I thought it was worth the time to demo the new Supersport.

Yesterday I had them both out with the dealer.

sport top speed 33mph(gps)
super sport to speed 36mph(gps)-suprised me

The supersport definately has a little more v so it rides the rough water a little better. Fit and finish are both great. I do like the look of the new boat, especially after seeing it in all white. It's sloped, taking on the lines of some of the newer larger Boston Whalers.

I still haven't decide what I'm going to do. I do like the new boat better for ride and esthetics.

If I buy a new one it would probably due to their mini tower. My gripe with the current boat is that I can't elevate the robe for kids activites, tubing boarding. The new tower is well thought out. It's far enough behind the the seating area that you don't run into it, but low enough that doesn't doesn't look out of place.

As much as I want a new one, I's hard for me to part with the money. If I could figure away to put a small tower on mine that didn't look chessy or towbar( of course whaler says you can't due to the boat construction)and changeout my motor without breaking the bank, I probably will.

jimh posted 04-26-2009 09:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
[Moved to POST-CLASSIC from another discussion.]
CLK posted 04-26-2009 12:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for CLK    

I actually like the looks of the new Super Sports,......so long as they're all white.

Never cared for the bubble console, though.

On the practical side - The boat has no cleats, none.

Perhaps that's how the kids 'roll' these days.


Cheers!
~CLK

BRK posted 04-30-2009 01:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for BRK  Send Email to BRK     
Is there a place to put cleats, since it does not have any?

BRK

sealion143 posted 04-30-2009 04:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for sealion143  Send Email to sealion143     
there is prefab at the bow for cleats. The aft ski eyes also have a cleat to tie off to. post some pics if you decide to buy.
rborroto posted 05-03-2009 09:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for rborroto  Send Email to rborroto     
I own a 2009 130 Super Sport (smaller version of the 150). It has no bow cleats, so I installed a pair myself for about $12. The whalerboard they went into is tough as nails, and those two cleats aren't going anywhere. The stern comes with cleats inside the transom freeboard, opposite the tow eyes. They're big and sturdy. Don't sweat the cleats, they're easily installed on the bow. If you need a good vendor for cleats, I recommend the one from which I buy (usually free shipping):

http://www.marinepartdepot.com/

Here are some pictures of my 130:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/11991822@N03/

SeattleSpokane posted 05-16-2009 09:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for SeattleSpokane  Send Email to SeattleSpokane     
Sold my 2003 150 2 stroke for $11500.($3000 more than the dealer was willing to trade.) Ordered a white 150 sport with tower, no bow rail and ladder. Haven't decided on the seats yet.
CLK posted 05-16-2009 07:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for CLK    

Right on!

When do take delivery?

Definatley post some pics when you do.


Cheers!
~CLK

SeattleSpokane posted 05-17-2009 08:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for SeattleSpokane  Send Email to SeattleSpokane     
mid june
CLK posted 05-18-2009 01:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for CLK    

SeattleSpokane,

>>>mid june

Exciting!

Today on Lk Washington, I saw two new 150 Super Sports. Both all white - very sharp looking!

Haven't seen one w/ a tower yet.


Cheers!
~CLK

SeattleSpokane posted 05-27-2009 08:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for SeattleSpokane  Send Email to SeattleSpokane     

http://s579.photobucket.com/albums/ss234/SeattleSpokane/?albumview=grid
SeattleSpokane posted 06-15-2009 01:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for SeattleSpokane  Send Email to SeattleSpokane     
Had my new 150 ss out this weekend for the first time. Mine is white with a ski tower. It's a great boat from taking the kids tubbing to fishing. I had a few questions on the engine. My old 15 was a 2 stroke. I feel more vibration during during the planning phase. I've played with the trim a bit with minor help. Also I get a clicking sound from the motor when I cut the throttle quick, whaler says this is normal.
sealion143 posted 06-17-2009 05:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for sealion143  Send Email to sealion143     
Do you have the stainless prop in your boat? I read somewhere the standard was an aluminum prop- but the tower option needs a stainless?

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