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wound up,
i had on in an 85' bhm 31.bouhgt new in 1999/2000 with a 280 zf 2:1 gear.never had a problem. sold the boat local 5 years ago...still running fie. oil change every 100 hrs. parts are pricey,but i never had to buy any.the only spare part i bought was an idler pulleyy just in case.
 

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what he said, i had the 61a, 320 hp.....50 less than than the p i believe and i had a 2.5 to 1 in the same boat and i NEVER HAD TO BUY ANY PARTS, 10,000 hours sold it for $3500 and bought a new one and put it in
boat running charters and the guy loves it and he has never bought any parts...haha
 

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Great motors the key is to gear it correctly. If you can fit a 23 X 23 wheel go with a 2:0 gear.
 

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What size wheel did you turn w/ the 320hp and 2.5 to 1 in your BHM? Getting ready to hook up the same hp and ratio and think I might swing more wheel than 26 square which is what I have on hand.
 

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wound up,
i had on in an 85' bhm 31.bouhgt new in 1999/2000 with a 280 zf 2:1 gear.never had a problem. sold the boat local 5 years ago...still running fie. oil change every 100 hrs. parts are pricey,but i never had to buy any.the only spare part i bought was an idler pulleyy just in case.

Hey John, Still running fine with allot more hrs on it !! I did just have to put a new alternator on it the other day though. Not bad after 11 years of abuse. I think the zapper finally killed it. We are going to fish this week then its coming out for a new top side.
 

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petrel, i believe i had a 28 square and with the 2.5 to1 . there were and still are quite a few in my harbor in all different configurations. 20 knots with 370 hp is doubtful. i know billy had more power in the ruby and i dont think that did 20 knots but maybe im wrong. a buddy of mine had a cummins 8.3 diamond back when they first came out with a 2 to 1 gear and he did 17 or 18 knots if conditions were right, i think those motors were 400 or 440 hp. i found and I'm sure most of you know this....the boat carries weight alot better and is less affected by weight with a bigger wheel, this is why a 2.5 to 1 is a good choice with anything under 350 hp
my .02
 

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There is one around here that swings a 28 square, but that's w/ 3 to 1 reduction. Another guy built one w/ 320 hp 3208 and 2.5 to 1 and started w/ a 26 square. He put on a net reel and several thousands of pounds of fish and the boat would still turn full rpms WOT. He ran charters on her in the summer w/ a 26/30 I think. I'm going to be running fairly light, so I was thinking 26x28 or 26X29.
 

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Had a 63P 370hp in my Seaworthy 28. Pushed the boat easily at 20kts if I felt like burning the fuel to do it. Only issue I ever had was a pinhole in the raw water hose sprayed my alternator with a fine mist of seawater, so I replaced the alternator. Shit happens. Otherwise, nice engine for me.
 

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hey dkd, good to hear it. is the boat going in the backyard or staying at the bridge? we are hoping to get started on the engine thursday...this friggin rain has been killing us. i cannot cover the boat until the engine is in... and the weather..jeez!!
 

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it is going indoors in amesbury. I have the building for 6 months. One way or the other it will be ready June 1.
 

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Dan,
If you are going to stick build it, let me know... I found a good place for rough sawn oak.
 
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