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    Default Torque or RPMS?

    Which is more important in a jet boat?

    Once I get the dual quad set up on this one I am going to look into starting a stroker for the Tahiti. I have noticed that the bigger the cubic inches on the stroker, the more they refer to the power being low-end and not up in the RPM range.

    I'm not sure what I ought to be going for in this instance?

    I like speed, but let's face it, my boat is not a race boat and I have way to many other projects to ever compete with some of the boats on the lake performance-wise. I just want as much grunt as I can get with a naturally aspirated Big Block.

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    Well, this looks like another popcorn thread.

    After a better search job, I see there are lots of answers here.

    Sorry bout that! Just new and excited to learn stuff.

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    If you won't to stick with a standard block(454 block) the 496 is a great engine. If you won't to go aftermarket than you can step up to a 540 or bigger. Bigger cubic inch never hurts, just really have to ask your self how much money you wonna spend. In a lake deal I'd like to keep the RPMS low and get several years of use out of it.
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    Thats me, lakin' it. I just want to have some grunt to get outta my own way in a bit of a hurry, and logevity. Reliability is really important. No one wants to be left out there sitting...

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    If you impeller it for RPM you cruise at a higher RPM also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperTiger77 View Post
    Thats me, lakin' it. I just want to have some grunt to get outta my own way in a bit of a hurry, and logevity. Reliability is really important. No one wants to be left out there sitting...

    Good power and a big impeller and you'll run it for years with very little maintenance
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