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Old 08-07-2003, 08:09 AM
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the 454/Alpha was not a Sea Ray thing. It was offered by Merc in 1987,(one year only) the Bravo wasn`t released until 1988 and in 1986 the only way to get a big block was with a TRS drive.

Back in '87 when the 454 Mag was introduced, it was mated to an Alpha and many boat builders now had the option of running a Big Block because now it could be installed into an engine compartment designed for a small block (no transmission to account for) . Merc stopped using the Alpha/454 because of drive failures and then the Bravo was born in '88.

...one misleading bit of info is that the 1987 454 Magnum was just a lowly 330...the real 454 Mag (forged pistons,crank rectangle port heads) was released in 1988 and mated to a Bravo. It was the same motor labled as a 370 if matched with a TRS.

So,..If you find an '88 or up 22 Pachanga with a 454, it will have have a Bravo drive.
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Old 08-07-2003, 11:21 AM
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A guy had one on my lake that ran close to 100.
The ultimate sleeper, you could'nt even see the bulge
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Old 08-07-2003, 01:30 PM
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I had a 87 Pachanga with the 350/Alpha package. It was a solid, comfortable boat, the handling was awesome! I used to slalom around the crab traps at WOT! I thought the cabin was small but very comfortable.

On the downside, the cockpit was small, and getting to/from the deck was scary.

Be sure to remove the front seat insert and check for rot. Mine fell off the pedestal while on plane and scared the crap out of my passenger!

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Old 04-05-2011, 09:57 AM
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Anyone know of any web links to stringer repairs on Pachanga II's? I'm curious as to the sub floor layouts on them. I've googled for days and other than warnings of rot under the engine mounts, can't seem to find any rebuild threads out there.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:56 PM
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I would like to know on stringer replacements, I just picked up a 19' pachanga That I will be restoring No motor but everything else is there. 500 bucks with a galvinized trailer is not bad but I new i Would be doing the stringers and moving the motor mounts for a SBC.
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great boats and good build and lay-up.had one for 10 yrs,loved it.hated to see it go.
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