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    1983 Trophy 2260 Fisherman Repower: Volvo AQ131 to 225D-gctid817208

    I am looking at picking up a donor 1985 Cierra 2450 Command Bridge to swap the engine/out drive over to my Trophy in order to up the power a bit from the measly 4 cylinder running gear. Is this engine going to be a handful?

    I know propping the engine will take some experimenting, plan is to start with the factory 1985 Cierra prop and go from there to end up with a SS prop for longevity/efficiency. I believe all of the linkages should mate up properly (I haven't picked up the Command Bridge yet so I don't know what drive is on it) but I believe most of the AQ series engines share the same transom shield (correct?).

    Thank you, have a great day.
    1983 Trophy 2260 Fisherman
    AQ131/270
    Simrad NSS7 Evo 2
    Simrad WiFi-GoFree

    #2
    After doing some reading it seems like the 2260 Fisherman is not a planing hull, just semi planning. Is that true? If so is a repower a waste of my money?

    I know a semi-planing hull gets very squirrely at higher speeds.
    1983 Trophy 2260 Fisherman
    AQ131/270
    Simrad NSS7 Evo 2
    Simrad WiFi-GoFree

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      #3
      That is correct it is not a planing hull. I do like the layout on the 2260. The planing hull version is the 2160/2460 which began production in the mid-eighties. Repowering just to get more horses might be unwise, but if the stock engine is on its last legs that's another story.

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        #4
        Ive got a 225D n a 1984 Flybridge. Trying to sel the whole boat.

        Not sure where u live, but, I'm in WA state

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          #5
          "Reel Power" post=817243 wrote:
          That is correct it is not a planing hull. I do like the layout on the 2260. The planing hull version is the 2160/2460 which began production in the mid-eighties. Repowering just to get more horses might be unwise, but if the stock engine is on its last legs that's another story.
          Thats what I thought. I am trying to get some more cruising speed/eco out of it but read if you go above 20knts they get unstable. If that is the case then I agree repowering is a waste. Was hoping to get 20-25knt cruise to make the trips in/out a little quicker.
          1983 Trophy 2260 Fisherman
          AQ131/270
          Simrad NSS7 Evo 2
          Simrad WiFi-GoFree

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            #6
            Last year, my son sold their '86 2450 SDN F/B boat.

            It was powered with the Ford 5.8L and Volvo Penta Duo Prop.

            That little SDN F/B boat would scoot.

            If you are interested in a smaller SDN F/B...... they are great boats, particularly with the Volvo Penta Duo Prop.

            Perhaps this donor boat would be worth resurrecting!!!!

            .
            Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
            2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
            Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
            Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
            Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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              #7
              "2850Bounty" post=817271 wrote:
              Last year, my son sold their '86 2450 SDN F/B boat.

              It was powered with the Ford 5.8L and Volvo Penta Duo Prop.

              That little SDN F/B boat would scoot.

              If you are interested in a smaller SDN F/B...... they are great boats, particularly with the Volvo Penta Duo Prop.

              Perhaps this donor boat would be worth resurrecting!!!!

              .
              The donor boat isn't in terrible shape but and the price isn't terrible ($2000 on a trailer) but was mainly interested in the running gear. The 2260 fisherman floor plan is awesome for what I want to use it for and the 2450 SDN wouldn't be as advantageous for those uses.

              I guess time to use this boat as a stepping stone or possibly restore the 2450. I have so little into my 2260 and I can just as easily remove the new electronics I just put on the vessel.
              1983 Trophy 2260 Fisherman
              AQ131/270
              Simrad NSS7 Evo 2
              Simrad WiFi-GoFree

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