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Old 01-28-2007, 02:11 PM
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i have a 1997 mariah cudy cab 26' with a 454 and the bravo 3 what can i do to get a little more speed out of it???? can i change the prop or something to get more speed i dont really want to spend to much $ ive got a kid on the way!!
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Old 01-28-2007, 03:02 PM
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Welcome which 454 the 330 or 365 also due a search on the site and you will find a lot of help.
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Bravo 3 props sets are $1,000.00...any significant engine mods you do will require prop changes. What do you consider "too much $$$"?
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How fast with the current setup and how fast would you like to go ?
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Old 01-31-2007, 08:31 AM
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i think it has the 33o and the speedo quite working last season but it was going 50 or so i just want to gain 5 or 10 mph
also i keep it at dale hallow lake,,,,,, so i would like to say hello to all the fellow dale hallow boaters
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:55 AM
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If you're seeing a "true 50", you are likely close to what the B3 will do. Not withstanding the inherent limitation of the drive, 10mph is going to cost you alot of dough. You'll probably need 100 to 150 hp which isn't going to happen (reliably) with the short block you have.

You could probably do a Bravo 1 swap for your 3 and end up about even if your drive is in good shape. Then you need a motor and exhaust. If you bargain shopped and did the work yourself, maybe $6 to $8 grand? You probably have a fairly conservative x-dimension so either a shorty drive or moving the drive up a bit is likely going to need to happen.

You'd be better off with another boat. They put the 3 on there because it's made for a heavier boat (and they're a little friendlier around the dock). If you want 5mph- there's an easy, virtually free way to get it- gut every non-essential item from the boat. Everything in the cabin, carpet, all the junk you carry.
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i think it has the 33o and the speedo quite working last season but it was going 50 or so i just want to gain 5 or 10 mph
also i keep it at dale hallow lake,,,,,, so i would like to say hello to all the fellow dale hallow boaters
For 5 or 10 mph, you better figure $5-10k in upgrades.
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