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levine5 07-21-2021 06:29 PM

Please advise: 2003 197 with 1:1 transmission at mile altitude
 
Hi Smart Boat Peeps,

We are looking at a 2003 197, it is a couple states away and trying to figure out if a 310 hp engine with 1:1 transmission will work at high altitude or if we may need to adjust anything. Need a family boat with some good skiers. All advice appreciated.

dpb185 07-21-2021 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by levine5 (Post 1578039)
Hi Smart Boat Peeps,

We are looking at a 2003 197, it is a couple states away and trying to figure out if a 310 hp engine with 1:1 transmission will work at high altitude or if we may need to adjust anything. Need a family boat with some good skiers. All advice appreciated.

I have the LTR in a 2000 205V (330 HP), not exactly the same motor but close. I can't image yours would struggle at elevation. We pull multiple skiers at the same time (not high altitude) no problem. Plenty of power.

JohnE 07-21-2021 08:46 PM

It will work fine IMO. It may not have the holeshot of a gear reduction or the larger engine, but on a nearly 20 year old boat, condition would be my first consideration. If this were 2003 and you were ordering, I'd say "no way, get the MCX and the powerslot".

MIskiboat 07-22-2021 06:08 AM

Unless you are pulling 36, maybe 34, mph skiers in the course with a short / quick setup I think you would be fine. Or if you are pulling jumpers.

I would think you Need to provide more description of your intended usage other than “good skiers” for answer.

I’ve seen chatter about some guys being happy with the 5.7 / 320HP in salt lake area in the new hull so would think 197 is ok since it’s smaller / less drag.

A few high elevation guys will likely chirp in too.


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