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Old 07-21-2005, 08:34 AM
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Default 99 Scarab... Good Bad Ugly?

I am looking to possibly purchase a 99 Scarab 29' with a 502 MAG MPI. Are there any issues with this boat? What kind of speeds? I am assuming 60-65? Is it a good hull for upgrades ie: 496HO with Whipple? Anyone try an IMCO shorty?

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Old 07-21-2005, 08:45 AM
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I am looking to possibly purchase a 99 Scarab 29' with a 502 MAG MPI. Are there any issues with this boat? What kind of speeds? I am assuming 60-65? Is it a good hull for upgrades ie: 496HO with Whipple? Anyone try an IMCO shorty?

All advice would be appreciated!

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I had a '99 with T-350Mag and it ran 69/70. Never had any issues at all with the boat. I never ran one with a single though. Good luck.
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Old 07-21-2005, 08:48 AM
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IMHO the 29Scarab is one of the best boats every built ,,, it has good offshore looks ,,, yes it will run 65 with a 502, and it will perform in 3-5 waves with a high degree of safety... the only limatations is the cabin space-- however it is only 29feet of boat ,,, the upside is that they are very cheap to operate ,,, If you want more ,, just turn the 502 into a 540 with Dart heads and then a XR or Max Machine drive and you will get to 75 real quick,,,, Good luck with your new Boat !!

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also ,, the single has much better balance than the twins ,,, and it uses less fuel and is easy to service,,,

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