Re: Thoughts on a 2700 SCR with 5.7 MerCruiser - buy it?
Well, we just got back from looking at the boat. It's in decent shape, needs a fair amount of TLC. My biggest concern/question is that at 4000 rpm she only goes 17-18 knots (measured by GPS). Plus the temp climbed to nearly 250 in a brief run at 4000. At slower speeds, rpms at 3200, the engine was still over 200 degrees. Is this normal?
I'm wondering if the boat is improperly propped. The bottom was recently cleaned, so I know it isn't crud on the bottom slowing it down.
The aft berth is pretty small, too small for an adult couple, IMO. My wife didn't get a giddy feeling, so I think we're giving this one a pass. If the engine and speed situation were easy to solve, we'd be more interested, so I'd really like to hear what it should be running with a 5.7 liter engine.