You Guys asked a lot of questions. Let's see if I can answer (remember) them all:
ENGINE HT. varies with props generally 1/2" to 3/4" above the pad. Keep in mind I run this boat with 7 1/2" set back.
Boat runs equally well with 20" or 15" motors. Whoever asked about 25" shaft length, you get a time out!
Sportmaster does not blow out. It handles well enough (after I modified the skeg). It handled like sh*t before the modifications. The thing is the boat is much faster with a stock 200 case and a Bob's nose cone.
I have a 2.4 MOD VP CARB available.
There is a possibility I could make a 2.5 Nikasil 245 HP CARB, a 2.5 260 EFI and a '98 Drag Motor available.
I can also get you any new Mercury Outboard at terrific prices.
Email me directly and tell me what you want to do.
The STOKER 20 SST is DRASTICALLY different than the Sleekcraft hull. The Stoker is not at all flighty. I've run the boat 112 mph in complete control. Believe me I know the difference. A bunch of guys around here ran Sleekcrafts. There were probably 6 or 7 Sleeks around here at one time or another. As far as I know, they all blew over at least once! STOKER has no such tendancy. Alan designed the hull to run extremely fast and level. As far as construction there is no comparison with Sleekcraft. This Stoker was layed up by Eliminator. Gelcoat and workmanship are as good as it gets in the custom boat industry.
Power was a 2.5 260 EFI and was sold a year or two ago. Other engines could be made available. EMAIL me and let me know what you want for power.
Pictures are not available. However, my daughter recently got a digital camera. If I can borrow it (and figure out how to use it) I might be able to get some pics on the site or available to email. For the time being, close your eyes and imagine a brand new 1987 Stoker 20' SST with a 7 color gel featuring a black base color with Mercury race colors (reds, orange, yellow) in stripes and a candy red deck that fades to burgundy around the edges. It's also got a 1/8" purple pin stripe in there somewhere. Interior is pearl white with color stripes to match exterior. Dark red carpet.
If you have a good imagination, you won't be far off!