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Old 07-13-2019, 10:22 PM
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The new redesign looks amazing. Any owners or boaters with experience willing to post their reviews? Im curious how she rides with the 300s or 250s and the approximate burn rates. Thanks!
Old 07-14-2019, 08:38 AM
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I agree, looks like a winner. Not everyone wants 3 motors and 65 mph.
Old 07-14-2019, 10:07 AM
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Is there anything new other than cosmetics? I always liked the 29.
Old 07-14-2019, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by houlester View Post
Is there anything new other than cosmetics? I always liked the 29.
They dropped around 600 lbs. Modified structural grid and reduced stringers. Added 19 gallons of gas. Rest is cosmetic.
Old 07-14-2019, 10:23 AM
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I just bought a 2015 with key west hard top and F300s. I don't have enough time on it yet for good numbers. I was seeing 1.5 mpg cruising 35 mph with light load and half tank. WOT was 54.9 mph. The mercs with the newer hull design (less weight) should be better. Fuel efficiency would be my only negative so far compared to similar sized hulls.
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Always been a huge fan of this 29 & the 32. Great boats that you can run well with twins.

Does anyone know where they moved the cv factory?
i saw a for rent sign at the Hialeah facility next to the 826.
Old 07-14-2019, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by ChannelTwo View Post
I just bought a 2015 with key west hard top and F300s. I don't have enough time on it yet for good numbers. I was seeing 1.5 mpg cruising 35 mph with light load and half tank. WOT was 54.9 mph. The mercs with the newer hull design (less weight) should be better. Fuel efficiency would be my only negative so far compared to similar sized hulls.
i bet if you slow your cruise to 30ish you could probably get 2mpg
Old 07-14-2019, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by ChannelTwo View Post
I just bought a 2015 with key west hard top and F300s. I don't have enough time on it yet for good numbers. I was seeing 1.5 mpg cruising 35 mph with light load and half tank. WOT was 54.9 mph. The mercs with the newer hull design (less weight) should be better. Fuel efficiency would be my only negative so far compared to similar sized hulls.
If you want the new and improved 290 and wanted to sell that old obsolete 2015 you let me know.
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Originally Posted by mako1994 View Post
The new redesign looks amazing. Any owners or boaters with experience willing to post their reviews? Im curious how she rides with the 300s or 250s and the approximate burn rates. Thanks!
I have taken a test ride on the new 290B and talked to the owner of one. Fantastic boat. This one had Merc 350's on it, which is overkill. At 38-40 MPH was getting 1.9 MPG in normal conditions with 2 footers. Much more responsive ride vs the SV 32B. Only downside for me is the seating in bow with glassed in seats is tight. If that was not important, I would already be owning one. I am looking at the 32B because of the seating. Great layout, but gas mileage running 1.5-1.6 at 36 +/- mph and not as fun to drive as the 29 ( dont take this as a negative but as a normal fact that larger Traditional Deep V boats will not be as sporty in handling as smaller ones).

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