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Old 04-07-2008, 02:12 AM   #1
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Default 2007 2000 SR3 4.3MFI 220 HP - Is it Enough Power?

I am looking at a 2007 2000 SR3 and it has the 4.3 MFI with 220HP. My question is will this be enough power for this boat to pull a 220LB person out of the water on skiis or a board with a couple of other people on the boat? Can those of you with this setup let me know what you think about the power on this boat? Are you happy with it? Thanks.
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welcome to the zoo......someone will chime in here with that sized boat and help give you some info....


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It will be enough power but it won't be overly powerful... if that makes sense.

The 4.3MPI gives a good balance of power, fuel consumption and reliability (unlike the non-efi version!).

If you find that it doesn't provide the hole shot that you want then you can look at down propping it to give more low down grunt but less top end. The problem is that the 5.0litre is a bigger, heavier engine and not that much more powerful.. yet even more money... (about $2k extra I believe which gets you 40 more HP).

If it were me I'd be content with the 4.3MPI but if there were a 5.0 litre MPI engine on offer for less than $1000 more I'd certainly consider it - it'd be nice but not a neccessity.

The only other suggestion to make I guess is that you take a test drive and see for yourself. don't expect jaw dropping power - the deep V puts a stop to that whatever engine you put in it.
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I am looking at a 2007 2000 SR3 and it has the 4.3 MFI with 220HP. My question is will this be enough power for this boat to pull a 220LB person out of the water on skiis or a board with a couple of other people on the boat? Can those of you with this setup let me know what you think about the power on this boat? Are you happy with it? Thanks.
I have the 190hp carb'd version (2006 1800 SR-3) and it has suited our needs regarding wakeboarding just fine. I did have a problem with pulling my 210lb bro-in-law up with three adults on board but it was his first time trying wakeboarding. I had no problem at all pulling my other brother in law who weighs 200, but he's been wakeboarding for years so a lot of it depends on the skill of the boarder. And this was with my stock 23' prop!!
Put a Hi Five 19' and with the extra hp of the MPI you will not have ANY problems IMO. Plus you'll be able to pull all day long on 1 tank of gas.

I agree with BR, the V8 doesn't give that much more to justify the increased weight and full consumption. They weren't offering the V8 in the 1800 last I checked. You had to move up to the 1900, which does have a more comfortable bow section with speakers. I should have gone for the 1900 with the MPI V6. Although, the MPI is a $5000 premium over the 190hp. It would have been $10,000 more for one more foot and 30 more horsepower (referring to buying from a dealer, not a pre-owned private sale).
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