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Ok i'm looking for some advice for all the gear heads out there. This past summer I upgraded our prop from a 3 blade aluminum to a 4 blade stainless and it make a great deal of difference in the hole shot. Does anyone have any experience with any engine upgrades to get some additional horsepower out of their 5.0l merc? I saw this Boost Chip online has anyone used these or heard of these helping?
Looking for some help here. I am looking at a 2011 310 Signature. The boat has twin 6.2L engines with 54 Hours on them. However I recalled they never offered that boat with those engines. I asked the current owner and he said they were in there when he bought the boat. I called Chaparral support and sure enough the boat came with 5.0L Mercs. Can the 2011 310 Handle that much HP? The current brochure shows max HP at 600. How big of a deal is it to get a boat with an extra 40 HP? Should I stay clear of the boat?
On the verge of buying either a 1995 Sunesta 250 or a 1997 Sunesta 252. The 1995 250 has a VP 7.4 has a Duo Prop and is $3,500 more than the 1997 252 which has a VP 5.7 with a single prop. They both seem to be in good condition although the 250 has all the original canvas, while the 252 only has the bimini; the rest of the canvas was misplaced. Also, the 250 seems to have a slightly different hull being a 16 degree deadrise versus the 252 which is a 15 degree deadrise. This is true even within a model year, for example in 1997 the deadrise is still 15 for the 252 and 16 for the 250. If you are familiar with both the 250 and the 252, please give me an opinion on which way you would go and why. Thanks