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Old 06-12-2008, 11:30 PM
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I have a friend looking to buy an older 28-30 skater and putting new power on it. What is the most effective & efficient out there on the east cost?
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Old 06-13-2008, 11:54 AM
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I have a friend looking to buy an older 28-30 skater and putting new power on it. What is the most effective & efficient out there on the east cost?
Most of the 28's I know of have already been repowered. THese boats are like gold, don't even dream of finding a "steal".

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Most effective and efficent would have to be twin 300x motors. One problem, they dont make them anymore. If you can get your hands on a couple low hours 300x, that would be the best bet. The 2.5 boats are fast, quick and handle probably better than any 3.0 setup. However, since you are buying a used motor, you have the option of running some custom 15" midsections which will be the closest weight setup to a 2.5 boat. The 300x's will be far more reliable and probably faster on the top end, although its close. Great running boat once you learn how to drive it.
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If you are going to get new power, you should look at the 300 xs. They are much more fuel efficient than the 300x, although they may be a few MPH's slower. Even the 250xs isn't a bad option. I test drove one last year and it ran 96 MPH and probably had a little left in it with the 250's.
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