Jminz

2004 220si question

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I have found a 220i in great shape. It has the 5.0mpi paired with the bravo 3. I haven't found much in my search for this setup on this boat. My concern would be lack of power knowing that the bravo 3 is going to eat up a lot of HP. Do those of you with this set up like it? What top speed do you see? Thanks!

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That's a good combo.  I'm guessing low to mid 40s on top end (gps).  I love my B3 drive.

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It is acceptable power. Will run mid to high 40's with a light load. I hit 50 with a 350MAG/B3.

i would not worry about parasitic loss with the B3. But a 2004 has the older version B3 that "clunks" into gear. A 2005 or newer has a much improved shift feel. 

brick

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I have a 220 with the 5.0 and a Volvo DP. Thus far it has had plenty of power for us. Much of this would depend on how you plan to boat but for most situations I imagine Bricks description of "acceptable power" would be accurate. 

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It might be acceptable but my thinking on used boats is why settle for acceptable.  The whole reason to buy used IMO is buy up but pay less.  One reason I ended up with a 2002 220 SSi and not a few year newer version as I had assumed I would have, is at the time the market was jammed with 5.0's nationally and the 5.7 had low stock but ended up finding a 02 with all of the upgrades except the B3 and the elusive captains call, nine miles from my house.  I happen to have the B1 instead of the B3 and I smash right through 50mph GPS with a low pitched prop but the 'thump' into gear is almost not noticeable as compared to my prior Chaparral that had an Alpha 1.  Maybe 1/10 as much as an Alpha 1.  The 220 really flies given it isn't intended to be a fast boat and has decent low end pull as well.   

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