As a first time boat owner, we purchased your 190LS Volvo-Penta 4.3
V6-190hp I/O eight passenger bowrider. We wanted to ski, tube and simply
enjoy the lakes, the coastline and nearby islands. This boat leaves us
with nothing to be desired. Its speed of 56mph, eight passenger comfort
and range of around 220 miles, coupled with its reliability, has us so
excited, we smile just looking at it parked in the driveway.
So happy and content over being a new Stingray boat owner, (like a boy
with a new toy), I've put together a video of the boat on the lake under
very nice conditions. If you don't think I'm a satisfied customer, picture
this. When I'm not on the lake or out in the ocean, I'm in front of my
computer watching the video.
In love with our new boat? You bet! And here's a little bolt-on
performance tip I'd like to pass on! We purchased what is commonly called
a "whale's tail." This little goodie has our boat planed in just TWO
Video has 30 frames per second (ntsc) and as we watched the computer in
slow motion, even counting the frames from throttle up - to bow down, 60
frames had passed. Only TWO SECONDS and this thing was movin' on! To be
most efficient, you need your thumb on the trim switch as soon as you
throttle up so you can start the trim action right away. WHAT A
I can't wait for some healthy sounding V8 to come along side and throw
a little rev. If the sheer looks alone of this boat sitting in the water
hasn't earned his respect, then maybe the back end of this sharp lookin'
boat will. You know, the end that says . . . "STINGRAY!"
Last but not least, we wouldn't be proud owners of our 190LS if it
weren't for the fine folks at CENTRAL COAST WATERSPORTS in Paso Robles,
CA. We didn't mind driving 2.5 hours north to pick up our boat after
being treated so kindly and professionally by Wyman, Karen, Jeff and
Rielly. In the area? 805-434-3800.
20 years of fine boat building by STINGRAY! Man! Where have I been?!