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Formula Transom Remodel 4 years 3 months ago #110868

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My 1988 Formula 223 SS had that butt-ugly swim platform thing hanging off the back and it just had to go. As it turns out, it weighed about 500 lbs! That's a lot of weight to lose at one shot. Getting rid of it has got to be worth two gallons an hour of fuel savings. Anyway, here's the result:





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Re:Formula Transom Remodel 4 years 3 months ago #110881

Nice! Looks much better

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Re:Formula Transom Remodel 4 years 1 month ago #113451

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I bought the 1988 Formula with a bad engine, a pitted outdrive and no trailer for $2,500 because I already owned a butt-ugly 1988 red Stingray SRV22 with a great-running big block Chevy and a Bravo One outdrive. We scrapped-out the Stingray and used whatever we needed to re-do the Formula, including the red trailer. The Formula built-in swim platform was removed and the transom fitted with thru-hull exhausts and the Stingray swim platforms. Considering what I had into both boats, I'd say it was worth the effort. Here's the result:









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Re:Formula Transom Remodel 4 years 1 month ago #113482

Excellent,100% better!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bob

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Re:Formula Transom Remodel 4 years 1 month ago #113488

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Looks great Jan, nice work as always.

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Re:Formula Transom Remodel 4 years 1 month ago #113537

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Nothing like a big block with straight pipes! Here's a video of the boat idling:

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Re:Formula Transom Remodel 4 years 1 month ago #113555

Ah music to my ears!!!!!!!!!!

Bob

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