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    Default 78 Taylor SJ--Turbo???

    Hey guys, I know we have some turbo guys on the forum andI was wanting some info regarding the possibility of adding turbos or a singleturbo to my SJ. It currently has a 505 10.5 to 1 motor, Makes around 600 hp.I'm looking to upgrade but will probably have this boat another year or two. Ithen plan on selling it with a different engine and keeping the 505. I alsoplan to go through the engine this winter. That will also give me a chance tosee what is really in the bottom end. I bought it like it is and would like tomake sure everthing is what the guy said it is.

    I have a few concerns about putting say 1000 HP in the SJ:

    Will the boat be safe at higher speeds? It currently runs in the low 70's andfeels smooth

    It has a stainless steel B impeller that it will twist to 6k so I will have toupgrade to???

    What size turbo or turbos would you guys get for say 1000 HP and a little moredown the road when I move the engine to a different boat? Also, would pump gasbe possible??

    What will this cost??? I'll be doing most of the work myself and have sometalented buddies to help me out

    Any advice is much appreciated

    Andy

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    It's 18ft long and doesn't have a split bowl for a drop but does have a ride plate

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    That's too much HP for a Taylor SJ. Sell the boat now with the other engine and put your fresh engine in a boat that is designed to go faster. I've been through this with several customers who thought they could make it work. The Taylor boat that we made run 100+ mph for Oscar Taylor's son took about $7,000 worth of bottom changes to do it. It was no longer a Taylor and it was dangerous. DON"T DO IT!

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    Thanks for the advice! You just saved me from a big mistake

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