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  1. #1
    My Boats:
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    Don't Laugh...Volvo Duo-Prop question

    I'm considering a boat...30 ft with twin small blocks and volvo Dup-Props...any opinions about increasing horsepower to 325-350? Can the drives handle it? How strong and efficient are these drives? All my experience has been with Mercury......HELP...

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    Diamond Member #001 Charter Member C_Spray's Avatar
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    The "standard" DuoProp (the DP-S) is available with engines all the way up to 420 hp 496's, so you'll be fine at the numbers you're talking about. For really big power (up to 600 hp) you want the DP-X.

    By the way - The DP-S is a silver-colored drive with through-prop exhaust. I'm not as familiar with the older style white units with bullet tailcones on the props. You can also check for more information.
    Last edited by C_Spray; 07-14-2002 at 07:15 PM.
    Retired! Boating full-time now.

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    A friend of mine has a Duoprop with 285 horsepower and he hammers the hell out of it and it has been absolutely bulletproof. Plus, I swear his boat gets on plane in about 2 seconds!

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