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Old 03-26-2013, 12:57 PM
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I think I would take an RTP with a slot over an MCX with a 1:1. I have too much good experience with the bulletproof Vortec TBI precursor to the RTP to count it out.

The problem is that the 197 had such an increase in wetted surface (post hook) than the previous hull, that it needed more power to push it around in the same manner to which many of us had become accustomed. But given the "stated hp" notes in the other thread, I'm not sure how much you're giving up between the two engines. Plus, right around the 2005 time frame, the MCX got the ETX CATS, but the RTP did not get them until the next year. That would play into my buying decision (I don't care that Indmar "said" that there was no reduction in hp with the cats).

With the 1.52:1 gear reduction of that era, I'm not convinced there would be too noticeable a difference for slalom between those two engines.
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:06 PM
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Boat is SOLD.
Not surprising it went that quick.
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:24 PM
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Doug do you (or anyone here) remember what year the 'slot went from 1.52 to 1.26?
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:37 PM
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My 05 has the 1:26.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:35 AM
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What happened to it around this time last year? I was seriously on the fence, and worried these guys to death and then decided to pull the trigger and it had a deposit on it. Its a nice boat, hope the newer owners enjoy it!
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:08 PM
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It sold to the previous owner last year at this time and he upgraded to a 2012 WTT.
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