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Old 03-06-2017, 11:35 PM   #1
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Default Buy or not Buy ? 4.3 Ltrs V-6 power

Considering a 1997 Maxum 3000 SCR with twin 4.3 ltrs V6s.....how will the power be and what can I expect for initial "Planing" and cruising ? What should I expect for cruising speed and "Top" speed ? Will the boat be underpowered with 4 adults for a day of cruising ? I'm not a speed demon, so cruise at 27-30 mph and topping out at 35 or so would suite me fine .. boat is super clean and Boatel kept for the last 5 years.. OPINIONS PLEASE ??
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Old 03-07-2017, 04:26 AM   #2
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What ever you do, Get a survey from a well recommended boat surveyor.. its worth the money in the long run...
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Old 03-07-2017, 11:20 AM   #3
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IMO if these were newer MPI 4.3 rated at 220 HP then it would meet the speeds you described. Although 4 adults may not be bad with the original 4.3's just don't think you'll achieve 35 mph.

I'll let some of the folks with this model express their feeling although I believe most prefer the 5.0's. Note the older 5.0 have about the same HP as the MPI 4.3.
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I have 2001 2800scr with twin carb. 4.3 and am happy with would it performance. Tab full down, full power planes well with 4 person in the cockpit. stay on plane well @ 3100 rpm about 26 mph and rides nice @ that RPM in 2' to 4' foot sea. do my boating in the northeast and most day the sea conditions won't let you cruise much fast.
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