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Old 04-08-2003, 11:03 AM
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Went to look at a '95 29' Scarab this weekend, which I was originally told had 350 mags and Bravos. Well, they were half right - it has Alphas. Should I be overly concerend about this, knowing that I will be leaving the motors alone?
I have the same combination on my current boat, just not a pair, and my boat is way smaller and lighter. Never had a problem with the drive yet, other than normal maintenance. I don't know how well they hold up on a heavier boat.
Need some more opinions on this - should I walk now, or move forward?
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Old 04-08-2003, 11:10 AM
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that boat will be fine,just beat them up with that fact so you can get the #'s down........
 
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yeahi woudl agree. wit 350s and alphas on a relatively light boat you should be fine. Helli ran an old 5000lbs scarab with a 454 and an alpha for 100 hours and didn't pop it. And it had 250 on it when I bought it.

Grante dit was sketchy but it lived. So you'll be fine.
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Thanks for the responses. I figured that was the case, but wanted to get some more opinions on the subject.
Any other opinions on this boat? I asked about it in the Scarab forum, but only got 1 or 2 responses there. Any guesses on speed? I'm guessing low 60's.
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