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Old 04-07-2010, 11:36 PM
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Let me know if ayone is considering selling theres. i may be interested, as long as its bone stock big blocks.
I noticed some came with 7.4 mags, and some just plain 7.4 mercs
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:56 AM
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The 272's with the 350's are hard to beat -- very good balance -- the BBC in that boat are too ass heavy IMO.

There is supposed to be one in Sarnia Ont near Port Huron, Mi, that i just heard about over the w/e for sale

If you do your own work you'll appreciate the small blocks for the room also. with SBC's the boat will run around 61mph.
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I know of a 27 ft. Formula with a 502, 415 HP in Windsor, Ontario. The owners name is Ryan and his email is [email protected]
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A single might be great in that boat -- never rode in one with a BBC.

I just always like the security of twins....
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My friend has one with twin bbc 7.4 tops out at 60mph. That hull has a ton of rocker built in them, he has to use lots of tab.
Other than that it is a large 27, very solid
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They are great boats. They ride really well in rough water for their size. We had a 89' with the twin 7.4's. When it was new the best I could get out of it was 65. It would consistently run 62-63 in fresh water. The small block 272's are a little better balanced and get on plane with less bow lift than the Big Block boats but I would not be afraid of one with the 7.4's. The best you are going to see out of one with the small block 5.7's is 60. If you get one with big blocks I would suggest K-planes if the boat does not already have them. A lot of them came with the small bennett tabs on them but the K-planes make the boat much better.
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We had an '89 with 454's. Ditto what others said--it's rear heavy and needed the tabs. Even tabbed, it still porpoised a bit when running. The engine compartment was TIGHT. We had to have an engine pulled to replace a starter.
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