Im in the process of restorign my boat, getting it ready for a new paint and new interior.. IMPRAYING no new stringers ( it is a full stringer boat ) need to be added. So heres my pickle, its running 61MPH with two 16 gallon tanks nearly full, with two people in it and a full cooler . The BERK JG pump has a leak ( water spraying up about 4 foot when your going not to bad though.. ) its going to be rebuilt, droop snoot added and maybe a wedge ?.. hopping that will make a big difference.. I will take a straigh edge and try to clean up the bottom of the hull this winter just to make my self feel better and more than likely buy a better / performance loader. My goal is 80 MPH when its all said and done. Its a 427 with a 454 block?.. , when it comes down to it i know nothing about motors and i wondering if anyone could sugest reliable power so i have an idea what to tell my mechanici would like done or shoot down some of his ideas? I would much rather have a boat that runs 70-75 thats reliable than one that runs 80 and i cant depend on.. I was going to pull the motor and send it to a local that does engine work and see if we cant get my boat to 75+ :yes: wanted 500-550 hp.. dunno how possible that is with this motor or this budget..