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Old 05-25-2007, 07:11 PM
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small blocks the 320s or 383model with a bravo or x or xr how much you want to spend. i had a stock 89bravo last 10yrs with between 580 and 650hp before it wore out it ran stock power from 89 to 95 95 to 05 with big power.
With what make/model and size of boat........?
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small blocks the 320s or 383model with a bravo or x or xr how much you want to spend. i had a stock 89bravo last 10yrs with between 580 and 650hp before it wore out it ran stock power from 89 to 95 95 to 05 with big power. and my replacement drive was parts drive with a 2'' shortie until it got stolen.

90-99ish Bravo 1 plain janes were probably the BEST B1 ever built by Mercury. I had an HP500EFI in a 26' Sonic, and I made a LOT of mistakes in that boat. That drive was tough as nails.

Today's X-XZ-XR and whatever can't hold a candle to the strength of the old B1s. I know (personally ) that Mercury does a lot of Bravo 1 Warranty work; but you know they make a KILLING on replacement parts when out of warranty.
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Why not a single big block with a bravo xr? Save on fuel and have room to work as well.
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Hi,
I just like to say thanks for all your help, I will let you know how i get on.
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Old 06-06-2007, 04:34 PM
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I like my single big block and Imco, but if its the boat I think it is (I'd made some smart azz comments about it in the Pantera section) I'd vote for a pair of big outboards. That way you don't have to monkey with revising the center stringer. Small block power would be a good option too. Sign up and check out the Pantera section. A great bunch of guys who are very knowlegable about these boats.

And consider the best resource for all things Pantera... Pepe and Jo Nunez. They love to talk about their boats and are very happy to help. Call or email the factory (www.panteraboats.net).

Good luck!
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