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Old 12-16-2011, 12:08 PM
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This is a reasonable idea for an older TS TG redo also! Buy a boat that needs power and put these motors in it, you know it will go 80 out of the box. You might be dollar for dollar even on blue motor rebuilds w/headers vs new 8.2's with warranty.
I don't agree. Today's boats are faster because of advanced composites (lighter), steps, and better bottoms.

430hp per side will not get an older 38 ft boat to 80mph
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One thing that you need to know is that if you run a boat with catalaytic converters is that if you run out of gas, the catalaytic converters will serverly overheat and become junk and will need to be replaced.
Fuel does not cool converters, in fact it is the opposite.

Most converters go bad when something else causes the engine to dump un-burnt fuel down the exhaust, such as a constant ignition misfire. The unburnt fuel is trapped by the converter, starts an internal fire and destroys or clogs the converter itself.
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Nice avatar!

Boat is great, depending on price. I think Cig should make a 35 with 502's as it's entry level boat.
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:29 PM
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I don't agree. Today's boats are faster because of advanced composites (lighter), steps, and better bottoms.

430hp per side will not get an older 38 ft boat to 80mph
Also better props able to run at higher X dims.
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Nice avatar!

Boat is great, depending on price. I think Cig should make a 35 with 502's as it's entry level boat.
The old playboy cig or the mystique?

Wasnt that a 35 hull?
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Also better props able to run at higher X dims.
I was looking at the drives, and it doesnt look like they are shorties. Wonder what it would run with shorties?
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I was looking at the drives, and it doesnt look like they are shorties. Wonder what it would run with shorties?
They are probably X drives with those motors. Sportmaster shorties you would probably have to cut down the skegs or they would not buy you anything.
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I like the looks and high hour no rebuild.

Funny a while back there was a 38 Fountian in OSO for sale with 496's and most said it wouldn't be enough power.
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I like the looks and high hour no rebuild.

Funny a while back there was a 38 Fountian in OSO for sale with 496's and most said it wouldn't be enough power.
True...Fountain always seems to get the sh!t end of the stick!
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love that boat!
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