230 Select BR

Discussion in 'Newbie Lounge - NEW' started by maverickmt, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. maverickmt

    maverickmt New Member

    Feb 4, 2009
    230 Select BR - Repowering

    I just purchased a "new" engine for my 1996 230 BR. I got the 7.4mpi. Two questions - one how difficult will it be to replace the exising carburated 350? The guy in the shop thinks it wont be bad, will my existing outdrive be ok (alpha 1.) I am hoping the fact that the boat is primarily run at high altitude (mountain lakes of colorado) will reduce the horsepower ennogh that ill be fine with the existing outdrive...

    On a side not my current top speed is around 45mph now - where should i be after upgrade?
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2009
  2. jhild

    jhild New Member

    Nov 2, 2006
    Cape Ann, MA
    1999 BW 18 Ventura /
    Sold: 2003 176BR
    Current: 135 OptiMax /
    Sold: 3.0L Alpha
    You ought to post this question in the Engines section. You’ll likely get a better response.

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