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Old 11-10-2004, 07:33 AM
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Before I wanted a 28 Skater, now I need one.
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Old 11-10-2004, 10:21 AM
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The power to weight ratio is not that diff. You have to add the trim pumps etc to the weight of the 2.5. The diff is you can put the weight where you want it, not hanging off the back.

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Old 11-11-2004, 01:02 PM
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The merc 2.5 is and can be a formidable engine. The 280 is a limp motor compared to the old 260 and the drag, BUT, with some work the 280 can be a MONSTER. That 124 pass is unreal!, there was a post awhile back about 2.5 vs. 300X and I was on the 2.5 side.. it is nice to see that my theory was proven.
A HEALTHY pump gas 2.5 can make 340-350 hp, on race gas 370-380 hp. It has been my experience the the 2.5 is a more reliable engine than the 300X, even in hot rod form. The 2.5 has been around since late 1990, the are figured out. It is one of the rare motors that can me modified to make more power than stock and yet become more reliable. These motors NEED a good balancing and port job. Shops like Diamond Marine can lighten your crank, rods, wrist pins,pistons, and flywheel while giving you a mild port job ( the wilder the porting the wilder the rev's ), you can fool with fuel injection, induction methods, and electronics......... frankly if that boat ran 124 and the motors are "mild", exotic will net even BIGGER numbers.

Very impressive none the less.

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Old 11-11-2004, 01:03 PM
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Even more exciting would be a set of Alex Heldin 2.7 mercs..... 420 hp each!..... if you can get him to build you a set!.

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Old 11-11-2004, 01:42 PM
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28 Skater lays down 124.4 MPH RUN!
I didn't think the Niagara Falls where that high, must of been approaching terminal velocity.
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Old 11-13-2004, 07:14 PM
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That's haulin ballzzzzzz!!!!!!!
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That is rollin' down the river! Real cool!!!!
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Old 11-15-2004, 06:54 AM
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VERY impressive indeed. They were out yesterday and it was much cooler. I will call him today to find out what the results were. Should be interesting!
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Old 11-15-2004, 04:11 PM
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OK, Whose boat is it. What exactly is the setup??
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