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    2011/2012 2855..how is the performance with the Standard 350 mag engine?-gctid351643

    I had an old 1996 2855 that I am trading in for one of these models. The old 1996 had a 7.4L bravo III. The 2011/2012 has the 350mag with bravo III but same horse power. Wondering how the new boat with perform with say 5, 6 or more people on board. I just want to get it up on plan without having to put people in the forward galley. I know these models come with a larger engine, and bigger is usually better, but I'm not that interested in going 50+ MPH. Just the same performance or slight less then before.

    Mike

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    MikeACY wrote:
    I had an old 1996 2855 that I am trading in for one of these models. The old 1996 had a 7.4L bravo III. The 2011/2012 has the 350mag with bravo III but same horse power. Wondering how the new boat with perform with say 5, 6 or more people on board. I just want to get it up on plan without having to put people in the forward galley. I know these models come with a larger engine, and bigger is usually better, but I'm not that interested in going 50+ MPH. Just the same performance or slight less then before.

    Mike
    Mike: Our last boat was a 2005 285 with B3 and the 300 HP MPI engine. We had no power problems, the boat would hit a little over 40MPH with 2 people and our heavy load of stuff on board. Likewise with 4-6 people, but just a little slower to get on plane. Griff

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      #3
      There are plenty of info on performance on You Tube
      Port: Sassafras River Georgetown, MD Bayliner 2000 2855 7.4

      http://www.chart.state.md.us/video/v...50fa36c4235c0a

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        griff wrote:
        Mike: Our last boat was a 2005 285 with B3 and the 300 HP MPI engine. We had no power problems, the boat would hit a little over 40MPH with 2 people and our heavy load of stuff on board. Likewise with 4-6 people, but just a little slower to get on plane. Griff
        Thanks for the info....

        The reviews on Youtube were good also. I just wanted to hear someones actual experience with the engine. We usually travel with 3 people...but many times I have 6 or 8. I just want to get up on plane and if I can travel 25-28MPH I'm happy....

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          #5
          the new small block gm is the same as an old big block ,,,stock that is..

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            bradner wrote:
            the new small block gm is the same as an old big block ,,,stock that is..
            Better, likely, because you aren't hauling around that slug of a big block.

            If you are interested, there used to be both a 350MAG and the 7.4MPI available in the 285 back around 2002ish. THe performance difference wasn't very large.
            Matt Train
            BOC Site Team
            Chicagoland, IL

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              Download_Complete wrote:
              Better, likely, because you aren't hauling around that slug of a big block.

              If you are interested, there used to be both a 350MAG and the 7.4MPI available in the 285 back around 2002ish. THe performance difference wasn't very large.
              Had to be at least '01 or before. Mine is an '02 and I know that the big block was not available then. Anyway I have the 350 mag w/ Bravo IIII and the most I've had on the boat was 7 adults. She struggled a little getting on plane and took more power to stay up there, but all in all it wasn't bad. I did not ask people to move forward (I hate to anounce to people that they are a little too heavy or that i don't have enought power LOL), nor did I use the tabs. I will say however that if you are hell bent on cruising in the high 20's, you will be working that engine a little harder than I would be comfortable with. I cruise in the low 20's. Based on what you describe, you should be happy with the power. Good Luck.

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                MikeACY wrote:
                Thanks for the info....

                The reviews on Youtube were good also. I just wanted to hear someones actual experience with the engine. We usually travel with 3 people...but many times I have 6 or 8. I just want to get up on plane and if I can travel 25-28MPH I'm happy....
                Some one commented on performance for this YouTube Video:

                http://"http://www.youtube.com/watch...?v=ghBUal3H5TU
                Port: Sassafras River Georgetown, MD Bayliner 2000 2855 7.4

                http://www.chart.state.md.us/video/v...50fa36c4235c0a

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                  #9
                  Seaquel wrote:
                  Had to be at least '01 or before. Mine is an '02 and I know that the big block was not available then. Anyway I have the 350 mag w/ Bravo IIII and the most I've had on the boat was 7 adults. She struggled a little getting on plane and took more power to stay up there, but all in all it wasn't bad. I did not ask people to move forward (I hate to anounce to people that they are a little too heavy or that i don't have enought power LOL), nor did I use the tabs. I will say however that if you are hell bent on cruising in the high 20's, you will be working that engine a little harder than I would be comfortable with. I cruise in the low 20's. Based on what you describe, you should be happy with the power. Good Luck.
                  Nope..you answered my question perfectly!!!...thats all I'm looking for....

                  And from what I read on some of the other post, it seems to be like the old 7.4L as far as performance.

                  Thanks everyone...I close on my new boat this thursday.....

                  Thanks!!

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