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Old 01-22-2023, 10:38 AM
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Hey guys, going to look at a mid 2000 29 with a single 496ho....I know its the smallest motor they put in that boat....but any real world experience with this set up would be greatly appreciated...I know, get the 575sc, only go blue, etc etc.

This will be just a cruising around kind of boat, not running apba or sbi!!
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Thay run very well with a single and 496 good motor hours on motor?
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Old 01-22-2023, 04:56 PM
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Motor has 600hrs...boat seems to be clean...its in Jupiter Florida down the road from me 40k
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I bought a 29 with a 575 and hated it for multiply reasons but more importantly check the hull for transom and stringers make sure they are solid. Not really much you can do to a 496 to get more performance.
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I have been able to hit 73, with a 400 hour 525EFI in my 2003 29. Getting the top end done this winter, but roughly 100 less HP I would imagine you could still see mid 60s. With a full load its tough to get on plane with my boat, I know some change their prop to a lower pitch to get on plane quicker, but sacrifice top speed. Im curious if a 496 would be about the same, better, or worse.
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Originally Posted by proscapes199 View Post
I bought a 29 with a 575 and hated it for multiply reasons but more importantly check the hull for transom and stringers make sure they are solid. Not really much you can do to a 496 to get more performance.
Agree with this 100% bring a hammer with you and do some tapping, Or better yet, get a survey done.
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Good info thanks guys.....I am thinking if it takes a while to plane with a 525....100hp less will def be a struggle fully loaded.....
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