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Old 03-31-2021, 07:01 PM
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I had a 1989 Pachanga 27 with twin Bravos. It was an Australian delivery and Australia always received the new offerings from Mercury a little later than in the U.S.
I think cheech is correct, the previous owner didn’t know the difference. A 30 year old boat, I’ll bet he wasn’t the first owner so a simple mistake, and it’s in your favor! Enjoy your Pachanga, great boats

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Thanks again!

Trying to find more information on the Pachanga ... So yes, this boat came with the original title which indicates it was built in 1986 and is a 1987 model year. I read the Bravo drive came along in 1988 ... The 454 Magnum engine was rated at 330hp with an Alpha drive behind it. In 1988 The Magnum got a horsepower increase and the Bravo. Anyone else able to confirm?

So I'm left wondering how my boat came to be ...

Anyone know what ratio came with the 454/Bravo combo?

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It would be 1.5:1
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Your original post stated the pachanga was an '88?

What is the last numbers of the HIN ? 86 or 88?
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Originally Posted by speicher lane View Post
Your original post stated the pachanga was an '88?

What is the last numbers of the HIN ? 86 or 88?
I misspoke ... I am going gray, ok?

Last two digits of the HIN are "87" --- Title indicates: "Year Built: 1986" -- "Model Year 1987" ... sorry for the misinformation
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Id say someone blew up their Alpha more than once and converted it to a Bravo boat.
Thats good news, saves you doing it!

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