Like Tree0Likes

What to do? 525 way to much for new boat.

Reply
Old 05-02-2007, 10:24 AM
  #21
Forum Regulator
VIP Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
Sydwayz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Worldwide
My Boats: 17' Speedliner Cat & O.P.B.
Posts: 21,920
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueByYou2000 View Post
Doesnt that 496HO require 93 octane?

At this point, Id just like to find someone to swap with for about $8000 and call it a day. For just a standard 496...BBY
There are two 496 engines.

The 496HO is rated at 425HP.
The 496 Mag is rated at 375HP.

The 496HO, 496 Mag, and 525EFI, ALL require 87 Octane, and that's it. They actually run worse with HIGHER octane.

You DEFINITELY want the 496HO. Its got some better parts to it, and its more mainstream.

Also, you are going to have to re-prop the boat, which could be $400 used to $1000 new; so make sure you add that into your calculations.

You might try talking to Tyler Crockett at http://www.crockettmarineengines.com/
He is very knowledgeable about Velocities AND engine computers. He might could detune the computer on your 525EFI. That way, all you need is a reprogram to have it back to full power.

Last edited by Sydwayz; 05-02-2007 at 10:28 AM.
Sydwayz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2007, 10:26 AM
  #22
Registered
 
BY U BOY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: HOUSTON ,TX
My Boats: 91 Scarab 21' Excel/1999 Proline 200 sport
Posts: 8,778
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueByYou2000 View Post
chippin it, come and take it for a ride. You wont be talking the way you are...BBY
ILL TAKE 200.00 ON CHIPPIN IT

WELCOME TO THE SITE TONS OF GREAT PEOPLE AND KNOWLEDGE.

Last edited by BY U BOY; 05-02-2007 at 10:28 AM.
BY U BOY is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2007, 10:36 AM
  #23
GLH
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
GLH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Burlington, VT
My Boats: Azimut
Posts: 15,267
Default

You'll regret selling the nice power after you get use to the boat...

Get descent tabs and be careful.

You never have too much power.
GLH is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2007, 10:46 AM
  #24
Registered
 
NefariousOne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 205
Default

Hmmm.... I have a 496HO with about 200 Hrs on it that is under warranty until July 2010. Trade you straight up for the 525........ Just throwing it out there..... oh and the 496HO uses 87 octane just like the 525.
NefariousOne is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2007, 11:08 AM
  #25
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
yesrej's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: newbugh ny
My Boats: 25 baja outlaw 2002
Posts: 2,177
Default

ok ill give you the 496 ho which uses 87 and ill even throw in a 23p mirage plus if that would help you.
yesrej is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2007, 11:31 AM
  #26
Registered
 
BY U BOY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: HOUSTON ,TX
My Boats: 91 Scarab 21' Excel/1999 Proline 200 sport
Posts: 8,778
Default

ill give my moded 454 and my first born. I don't know when that will be but you can have him/her.

I would keep what you have and prop where you are comfy untill you get that itch.

Last edited by BY U BOY; 05-02-2007 at 11:33 AM.
BY U BOY is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2007, 11:34 AM
  #27
OSO Moderator
Charter Member
 
BillR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
My Boats: '00 Scarab Sport 302 CC
Posts: 3,580
Default

Why do you have to run it so hard? Why not just advance throttle to your comfort zone?
You "may" get better economy over the 496 buy not running it as hard vs a 496 running WOT.

Boat will have better resale w/ 525 too.
__________________
BillR

'00 Scarab Sport 302 CC
'02 Cigarette Top Gun TS
'02 PQ 340
'00 PQ 280
'98 Scarab 22
'97 Baja Outlaw 20
'72 Checkmate
'65 Glastron
BillR is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2007, 11:42 AM
  #28
Registered
 
Brad Zastrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: McHenry, Illinois
Posts: 2,244
Default

The only upgrade would be to add hydraulic ram steering. Run 87 octane only in the 525 EFI, 93 octane will make it run worse. The steering upgrade is a must and is the reason you are having troubles driving the boat. The drive is moving around on you at high speed. Leave the enigne in the boat. It will cost a lot to convert and lessen the value of the boat.
Brad Zastrow is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2007, 11:45 AM
  #29
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
BeakBoater35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: 1000 Islands, New York
My Boats: 1997 Fountain 35 Lightening
Posts: 194
Default

The folks that say keep the 525 knoiw what they speak...especially if it is a 525EFI.

Not sure what Velocity you have. I had a late 80's (1989 I'm almost positive) Velocity 23 built by Regal. It was basically the 22' with a higher deck for a more usable cabin... Boat had a 454 Mag, Bravo 1, and Latham hydrualic steering.

The boat chine walked like crazy, until I figured out it needed the drive trimmed out more than I ever expected. This would often cause it to porpoise moderatly, but the trimming out of the drive really calmed down the chine walk.

BTW, I would of LOVED a 525 in that boat!!!!!!!!!!!!



Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueByYou2000 View Post
Guys, brand new to the forum. WOW, what a site. Heres why I am posting. Just bought a late 80s 24' velocity. It is just pristine. The old owner put a brand new 525 in it last year. The boat runs 88 GPS and is just out of my comfort level at those speeds. It chine walks and is a total bear to hang on to. I dont need this much motor. Since I need to replace it with a smaller motor, what would you recommend? I was thinking 496 since the 454 is no longer made. 75 MPH would be plenty.

Also, how do I sell this 525 and where do I get a 496. What is the 525 worth and how much will the 496 cost? 525 has 101 hours on it.

Thanks for any help.
BeakBoater35 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2007, 11:48 AM
  #30
Registered
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Cape Coral, FL
My Boats: 32 Doug Wright, 21 Eagle
Posts: 2,389
Default

How about some pictures?
Maritime_Eng is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Sydwayz
General Boating Discussion
13
10-25-2007 12:37 PM
TeamSaris
Donzi
5
08-10-2007 01:55 PM
Carson
General Q & A
3
12-26-2003 07:57 PM
Raypanic
General Q & A
2
11-20-2002 08:21 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:54 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.