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Old 11-05-2023, 03:04 PM   #1
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First time Maxum owner here. Just purchased a ‘98 2700. Beautiful boat and super clean. Has the Bravo 3, but is missing the motor. The gentleman that I purchased it from bought it from a dealership and was told that it originally had a 5.7. Soooo, my question is…do I look for another 5.7 or upsize to a 7.4 or basically any large block. I know torque is everything and have read that with the Bravo 3, even the 5.7 perform really well. If that’s true, it really opens up buying options. Would love to hear from first hand owner experiences.
Let me know your thoughts, and I can’t wait to get this on the water.
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Depends on your budget. I would look into a LS or 377 engine.
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The old Mercruiser 7.4 had around 310HP. Some high performance were upward of 350.

The small block 6.2L puts out 350HP.

You might want to look at the 6.2L to drop in with more room in the engine compartment.
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Thanks Shrew.
I’m leaning that direction as well.
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