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Old 12-17-2012, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by kbrighton View Post
I have seen that thread. Good read. The engine also has a Holley double pumper carb installed, but I have no idea if that is a factory replacement piece or an upgrade. To me, coming from 17 years behind a Rinker 180 with the 3.0 I-4 Merc, this thing is going to drink a ton of gas.
Once you get the boat and post a pic of the carb a dozen guys will ID it in a heartbeat.
More fuel than 3.0 Merc, yes . . . but a whole lot less than the massive engines in the new X's. Your boat is also so much lighter than the new beasts. That big block will hardly need to yawn!
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