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Old 02-07-2009, 10:37 PM
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2001 27' Formula 271 Fastech with a Volvo DPX 500. What type of performance would you expect out of this set up? I've always been under the impression the duroprops weren't much good over 50-55 mph.

Here is a link to the boat: http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2001.../United-States
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2001 27' Formula 271 Fastech with a Volvo DPX 500. What type of performance would you expect out of this set up? I've always been under the impression the duroprops weren't much good over 50-55 mph.

Here is a link to the boat: http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2001.../United-States
I am not much on Formula.. I do know that a 1999 33AVS w/twins600-Scarab ran 99mph right out of the box.. and stable.. I have been on one....
Is this a single engine what is the HP?
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I really don't know much about the Volvos, not sure if it is 500ci, or 500hp.
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Get Merc....
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271 Fastecs are single engine.

The Volvo 500 is a 502ci 500hp very similar to the merc 500EFI.
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Get Merc....
The Volvo motors were built by Innovation Marine. Excellent pieces. The DPX drives are very reliable. Built better than, and shift smoother than any Bravo.

That being said, if resale is an issue, anything non-Merc can always be a problem.

Also, the 600DPX driven Scarab 33 AVS did not run 99 out of the box. It ran around 93 in factory stock condition which was still very fast for a factory boat at that time.
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