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Old 06-29-2005, 10:14 PM
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Default 30' o/b bet -- need help

I have a friend that knows alot about outboards, but not large boats. I know a little about large boats, but nothing about outboards. We have a bet we are going to let OSO settle.

The boat is mine -- 30 foot Spectre, 4400#, 1.87:1 gears, and 14.5x30 3-blade cleavers running on pump gas.

Which would be faster on the top end, a pair of:
2.5efi 260s

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300 Drag motors?

I'll tell you my opinion after I get enough results to say I won.
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Old 06-29-2005, 10:25 PM
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The 260's will only get that spectre to 105mph the 300 drags with the right props will get you somewhere in the 110-111.
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Old 06-29-2005, 11:06 PM
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The drag motors easy. But I bet you will not get many rides with those motors. 280 os or 300x would be the power of choice
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Old 06-29-2005, 11:13 PM
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i say drag motors would be faster, bet i would also take a set of 300x's.... easy to maintain and shift....
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the drag motor's ...love my x's
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Old 06-30-2005, 10:37 AM
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Stock vs. Stock, the drag motors have more HP so they will be faster! It's not rocket sience...or is it
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Drag motors easy. If the race was more than 50 hrs , the 260's would win
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Real cut to the chase question: can the 300 Drag make top end power on pump gas?
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Probably not for long.
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You can change the heads to run 93 octane. The real advantage the drag motor has is the SVS intake and spinning the motor 9500 to even 10k + in drag applications. The 280 ROS is by far a better motor for your boat if you want to stay with the 2.5 block. The 300x would be number 1 choice if you put a lot of hours on the boat.
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