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By Luis (nooner) on Thursday, October 23, 2003 - 7:23 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Looking at SAN with the 502 430hp engine. Anyone here have one of these or know of someone that has one? Have there been any issues with them? Do they drink alot fuel compared to the 351? Any disslikes or likes? thanks
 
By Jeff Carroll (skiingjeff) on Friday, October 24, 2003 - 7:41 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Century Marine HAD one. I'm not sure if it is still available. Looks like a nice boat.

http://www.centurymarine.com/2003%20210%20Air_Black_White_Team.htm

EDIT: Just re-read your post. I guess you've already found one. Sorry...

(Message edited by skiingjeff on October 24, 2003)

 
By Luis (nooner) on Friday, October 24, 2003 - 8:04 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Yea I already found one. I am just wondering if I should stay away or go for it. I dont want to buy something that has some issues. I am sure when it comes time to replace that engine. It will be alot more expensive than a 351
 
By cdm (cdm) on Friday, October 24, 2003 - 1:59 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I thought it was 420 HP.. I could be wrong. Anyway, my buddy has one and loves it. The real question is do you need it? If you are planning on running 3000 lbs + in ballast then go for it. If not, get the ?-10 or whatever its called. And YES is chugs the go go juice!
 
By Luis (nooner) on Friday, October 24, 2003 - 2:07 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
No I dont need the extra power. But I found a used SAN with this engine. I love the color combo. I am just kinda browsing. I probably wont be Purchasing til March or April. but if i get a great deal I might get one now. I am guessing the bigger motor probably weighs more so you dont have to weight it as much.
 
By S. Newby (scooby76) on Friday, October 24, 2003 - 2:54 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Luis,

I have one in a 2001 SAN that I bought used in August. The engines is a bit heavier, about 150 lb more than the small blocks. The actual HP rating on the engine is 425. My biggest complaint is that it makes it more difficult to work on. In all actuality the engine is really to big for the boat but who am I to complain.

When it come to power the engine has it and then some. Itís not that the boat is faster its just a work horse. To get up on plain with 2000 lb and 8 people in the boat is like having stock ballast in a new SAN with 4 people. The one thing you will notice is the engine is a good amount louder. Donít worry about tower speaker you wonít hear them.

Iím sorry I canít tell you about any mechanical ups or down since Iíve only had it for 2 months now But with a good tune up it seem to run good. As for gas consumption I notice a slight difference but not a dramatic as I would have thought. This might be because the engine doesnít have to work as hard as a smaller one. I donít know.

I hope this answers most of your question. Sorry for the long and drawn out post. Good luck on any purchase you make. Most boat out there are great just find the one that suits your needs not your neighbors.

Scooby

 
By Peter Chandler (peter_c) on Friday, October 24, 2003 - 7:14 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
The big engine will last much longer than a small block. The 502 also turns less RPM's at wakeboarding speed so fuel use should be about the same, if you load the boat with more than stock weight. As for problems with them; they run similar fuel injection systems which means that the problems will be about the same, fuel and spark wise, while mechanically the 502 is much stronger.
 
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