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Looking at a 2009 290 Signature with twin 4.3 Volvos V6s. This would be our first boat of this size.  Drove the boat and seems like it may be underpowered.  Does anyone have any insight or advice?  

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I have a 2011 290 with 4.3L. Seams to have plenty of power for me. A total of 450hp. Gets right up on plane. 

 

Maybe it needs a tune-up. But are the fuel pumps making a high pitch noise. If yes, there could be failing. Mine did last year and after installing two new ones it got up on plane quicker.

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16 hours ago, Iggy said:

I have a 2011 290 with 4.3L. Seams to have plenty of power for me. A total of 450hp. Gets right up on plane. 

 

Maybe it needs a tune-up. But are the fuel pumps making a high pitch noise. If yes, there could be failing. Mine did last year and after installing two new ones it got up on plane quicker.

450 hp on a 4.3 v6. What you have a super charger on it?

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9 hours ago, ramoszx12r@comcast.net said:

450 hp on a 4.3 v6. What you have a super charger on it?

As I mentioned "total of 450hp". So that's 225hp out of each engine. No supercharger.

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I had a 2003 sig 280, which became the 290.

I had twin vp each rated at 225 hp.

The boat popped on plane well with 4 adults full gas, water and provisions.

Top speed was 43 mph.

 

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