Originally Posted by wakeboardin2k4
Cool, thanks for the help guys.
How much extra is the raptor motor? The website doesn't list the price of each option when you do a "build"
It wont be running a slammed set up every time, but like chat said about wanting it to pop right up onto plane i feel the same way. But as we know some of the big motors in certain boats are overkill, so I figured Id consult with the experts aka you guys before making a decision on what motor to go with.
Plus I dont necessarily like the idea of running a really a 14.25 x 14.5 all the time. We do a fair amount of just being out on the lake and when we go to Lake Keowee in SC we will go the full 26 miles up lake and back in a couple times during the week and it seems like thats an awful lot of pitch and higher rpms.
We drove 40 miles to bull frog marina, at lake powell, everyday. His has the acme 1235 and raptor. We avg'd about 43-45 mph and never hit the rev limitor.
I think it's about a 5k upgrade for the the raptor, I know that's what it is for the 410hp engine for the malibus. If you have the budget I'd go for it. If you're running a slammed boat wiht lots of people then you'll need it. Bruizzas is about 5 more hp than yours at alt, and he's said when it's a full boat and slammed it has some problems getting on plane