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 280 cxi 4.3's or 5.0's?

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bdshea Posted - Aug 27 2008 : 10:13:45
Considering on buying a 280 cxi local dealer said wont be happy with 4.3's. Just wondering?
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bdshea Posted - Sep 01 2008 : 21:52:38
Thanks for your information.
Sun Gauds Posted - Aug 27 2008 : 14:46:45
I have a 2005 CXI with the Volvo Penta 4.3L. Plenty of power with my normal load ( 2 adults/2 kids) and the usual load of supplies, full water and fuel tanks. Can be sluggish getting on plane if you have 7/8 adults on board and most are sitting/standing in the cockpit area. In that case, I usually redistribute the weight by asking a couple to go below and forward and a couple of others to move closer to the helm area. Then the boat gets on plane fine. (Note: You must develop a tactful way to request guests to redistribute the weight. From experience I recommend that you don't mention the word "weight," in any context that is subject to interpretation, to any women on board).
RamSport47 Posted - Aug 27 2008 : 11:10:49
280 CXi's were only available with 4.3s...now if it's a 2870/2875 (pre 2004) then I think you could get 5.0s
Good Grief Posted - Aug 27 2008 : 10:38:52
a friend has a Chapparal 280 w/ 4.3's; he says it runs just fine - - and he's lovin' the 6-8 ghp (combined) !!!!

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