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Old 07-14-2011, 11:25 AM
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Looking for opinions on a realistic budget for a pair of bravos (drives only) and a pair of decent big blocks (454, 502, maybe 496) All used, but sub 200 hours maybe...
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Drives = 4-5k for a pair
Engines depends more on what you get. For a pair, probably 8-9k for 454's, 10-12k for 502's, and about 16k for 496's.
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I bought a pair of bravos about a year ago for 500 each. check south Florida for the best deals.
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U looking to repower the 24 with twins???

I would think 1500 a drive and 4-5k an engine should give you enough wiggle room in the budget.
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recommendation, take and total all the costs detailed in all of the posts, divide that by .005. Multiply the new total by 1,000 and add a fudge factor of 1,000% and you will arrive at a total that reflects 10% of what it will actually cost. Sorry, I just had to after my last project blew up by a factor of 5 times X.
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Drives = 4-5k for a pair
Engines depends more on what you get. For a pair, probably 8-9k for 454's, 10-12k for 502's, and about 16k for 496's.
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U looking to repower the 24 with twins???

I would think 1500 a drive and 4-5k an engine should give you enough wiggle room in the budget.
You think I can squeeze em in there???

Thanks for the replies... Looks like a fair budget on parts is in the $12k-$16k range for stock power and a set of Bravos. Of course that's without install or incidentals.
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http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/boa/2499337096.html

I don't know anything about the seller or motors.
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recommendation, take and total all the costs detailed in all of the posts, divide that by .005. Multiply the new total by 1,000 and add a fudge factor of 1,000% and you will arrive at a total that reflects 10% of what it will actually cost. Sorry, I just had to after my last project blew up by a factor of 5 times X.
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I re-did a 17' o/B race boat yrs back and said afterward, "If I sold the bare hull for a $100K, deducted for materials and divided my labor in to what was left I'd make .11c per labor hour!".

BTW, great post Jeff. Have been wondering same and I think the only way to consider what we both like.
Have a friend up north that bought a 30' Velocity w/twin big blocks thinking he got a solid boat w/one questionable motor and has done nothing but work on it the 6 yrs he's had it!
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