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Old 01-09-2004, 11:55 AM
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what about the 28 donzi with twins I heard it runs great in the rough.
Not too bad in the rough, but not like the Pantera, AT, Apache, Saber...
And small blocks just don't seem to make it happen...unless of course you ProCharge 'em.
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Old 01-09-2004, 12:45 PM
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My small blocks work just fine in my AT 70 mph+, great fuel economy, relaibility, and great balance. Never break a Bravo with them either.
My preference would be with Whipples.... but why? I'd then have the reliability of a big block.
The one Powerplay I looked at with twin 502's would have been the most challenging boat to work on I have ever seen, especially the inboard spark plugs.
No thanks, I get enough of that crap working on jets.
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My small blocks work just fine in my AT 70 mph+, great fuel economy, relaibility, and great balance. Never break a Bravo with them either.
My preference would be with Whipples.... but why? I'd then have the reliability of a big block.
The one Powerplay I looked at with twin 502's would have been the most challenging boat to work on I have ever seen, especially the inboard spark plugs.
No thanks, I get enough of that crap working on jets.
Id love to have Jafo's boat
twin= your getting home
bravo+SB= long life of bravo
usally are a better balanced boat
twin=better at the dock
28foot boats with BB twins are never fun to work on
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Tim, that Pantera of yours must really fly with the twin 502's

How tight is the access in the engine compartment?
Engine acess isn't too bad. Obviously not as good as a single engine though.
The spark plugs take some time, but they're not as bad as they could be.
Supreme Marine was able to do the Stainless Marine exhausts without having to remove an engine or have special exhausts made.. There's about 4" between the engines.

Yeah it scoots right along. It comes on plane like a rocket ship. The BB torque really gets the speed back when you have to let off!
Top end is 76 (GPS) with 4 people and some fuel. It could be an 80mph boat with some prop testing/tuning. I got 78 out of it with Hydromotives, but they slipped too much coming on plane, so it wasn't worth it...

It would probably go almost as fast with a pair of nice 350s (Scorpions would be sweet), but I know it wouldn't have the impressive accelleration..

It has Marine Machine steering to the helm. Fantastic! The boat doesn't veer at all if you take your hands off the wheel. I'd recommend real hydraulic steering on anything!
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Saber!

Had two Saber 28's with twin BBC...great balance and handling...can't break em and they will spoil ya!

Give the Geelhoed bro's a call at 616-837-6442 and they can line you up with new or used...

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Every year at the lake cumberland poker run there is always at least one 28 Donzi running with the big boys they only run in the mid 70's but they will go thru about any kind of water they weigh 6500 lbs dry with twin small blocks
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Fever Mike-
looking for a boat a little more up-to-date and with a larger sunpad. That is a beautiful 28ss.

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Engine acess isn't too bad. Obviously not as good as a single engine though.
The 28 Pantera has allot of room in front of the engines. I have a picture of Thirsty Turtle standing in engine compartment between the engines and back seat.(I'd post it but I'm sure he's sick of me posting his pictures all of the time) There is plently of room to manuever in the there, just no room between the motors. But that's pretty much the case on any side by side twin engine boat.

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