Assume you're talking about the 325 hp version. Given the original was 260 hp and that you have a Bravo III outdrive (more efficient than single
props) , probably most important is that the boat has the correct prop set. Many people want to wring the most speed out of an engine
, and install props with too much pitch
and/or diameter, which absolutely affects time-to-plane, especially with a boat with as much superstructure (wind resistance) as this one.
Propped correctly, the engine
should be quite adequate, with no durability issues, providing you're not trying to get 50 miles an hour out of it....
As far as the carb versus fuel
injection, there are pros and cons either way, reliability
, cost, fuel economy.
And back to props, prop set needs to be right, because to change them is 700.00-1000.00 (in stainless anyway). Can you not give it a test run? Engine should turn up to at least 4600 rpm
with full load (4800-4900 would be better), if not it's overpropped and the selling price
should reflect the cost to reprop it, or you will have durability issues.