Thread: SLT 780
12-14-2008, 07:52 PM #1
I looked at a SLT 780 hull ski today. Had lots of space in it. The front underneath it looks alot like a Virage hull. How much similarities do they have?
12-14-2008, 08:44 PM #2
Virtually the same hull, the top deck is of course different as is the domestic engine.
12-14-2008, 08:52 PM #3
Would a 1200 engine bolt right in, an what triple pipes would fit it?
12-14-2008, 08:53 PM #4
- Join Date
- Jul 2007
- near Toronto, Canada
SLT -> SLTX -> Virage & Virage TX
The late 1990's SLTX (and SLT, SLTH, SLTX-B/X-45 variants) begat the Virage, which has essentially the same bottom hull as the 2000+ Virage, but a different top deck.
The 1999 SLTX-B (aka X-45 45th anniversary model) had the same 1200 engine as the Virage TX does.
1999 was the first year for the 1200 engine, in the Genesis and the X-45.
1999 was also the first year for the Ficht fuel injection, on the Genesis i.
I have a note here that says;
"The SLT750 hulls were actually fiberglass and not the SMC like the SL750. The fiberglass hulls were lighter than the SMC hulls, ran the same speeds."
I don't know which model years SLT were fiberglass - perhaps all of them?
The Virage is SMC bottom, FRC top deck
SMC = Sheet Molded Compound
FRC = Fiberglass Reinforced Composite
12-14-2008, 08:58 PM #5
12-14-2008, 09:09 PM #6
I can say that the 1995 SLT is fiberglass. And it will hold a triple pipe 785 with some mod's.
12-14-2008, 09:12 PM #7
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