Originally Posted by keith66
What's wrong with a little more speed ?
what i found on the internet for you is the next.......a 5.7 ltr with 260 hp gives you a max speed of 35 knots (40.3 mls) , if you change her to a 320 hp you can expect a 47 knots (54.1 mls) and with a 350 hp 51 knots (58.7 mls)
you have a 5.0 ltr 220 hp with a topspeed of 31 knots (35.7 mls)
i think the maximum you can reach with your own block and tail is a change up to 260/270 hp your topspeed will change with a 4 knots (4.6 mls) and an investment of a "few" dollars
if you change her from a 220 to a new or second hand block and tail from 320/350 hp your topspeed will change with a 16 or 20 knots ( 18.4 or 23.0 miles).......and thats fun....but you won't reach that with your own block as already told by seapuppy, it's too much power for a too small block and tail...
so i think....an investment of a lot of money for only a little more top......no way
so i think....an investment of a lot of money for a lot more top......yes sir (trade in your block and tail for a 320/350 block and tail.)
or another option...... sell the boat and look for a 2300 with 350 hp if trading in the block is more expensive than a new boat with a 350 hp
i'll hope this gives you some more information to think about, so that you can make the reight decission.....
good luck, ed.... :hello: :hello: :hello: