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Old 02-24-2007, 10:32 AM
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Reasonable reliable power?

I have been considering a 1998 to 2002 Formula 382 with 500hp, 525hp, 500efi or 525efi - maybe 525sc. Lots of boats use these motors. They seem like a great balance between power, reliability and economy. Please share your experiences with these packages and the out drives that suit them best.

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I have been considering a 1998 to 2002 Formula 382 with 500hp, 525hp, 500efi or 525efi - maybe 525sc. Lots of boats use these motors. They seem like a great balance between power, reliability and economy. Please share your experiences with these packages and the out drives that suit them best.

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HP 525 EFI........strong motor, turn key and closed cooling.
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What he said...
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I think the words "reasonable" and "reliable" are contradictory terms when talking about marine engines. If a stock Merc 525is deemed "reasonable" for you, that's what I'd go with.
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