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ucandoit
07-02-2007, 06:35 PM
I'm considering ordering a new LSV Moomba. The dealer said I would be fine with the 325HP but I'm thinking that down the road or possibly immediately I wish I would have paid the extra $ for the 340HP engine.
A little feedback would be helpful.

NC05LSV
07-02-2007, 06:48 PM
Not sure this is much of an issue anymore. The upgrade from the 310 to 325 made a big difference but the 325 to 340 is not as big a deal...in my opinion anyway. There is a difference however and if you pull with lots of people in the boat/ballast it may be the way to go. Really depends on those factors more than anything else. i would drive em both. Good luck

cab13367
07-02-2007, 08:50 PM
What's the cost difference? I don't know if 15 HP on top of 325 would be even noticeable.

FYI, I have the 325 and am perfectly happy with it.

Al

smokedog2
07-02-2007, 11:06 PM
Well, I might have a better idea by the end of next week.

A friend with a 340 in a 22 foot Supra will be out next week.

I have the 325 in an 05 LSV - I'm very happy

I'm also going to watch the gas difference.

SD2

smokedog2
07-02-2007, 11:09 PM
Hum - selfemployed doing what?

I'm in Middletown if you want to PM me (my boat is not :cry: )

JoeTechie
07-03-2007, 10:59 AM
VERY little difference unless you plan on using FULL ballast all the time. Top end is the same - remember - hull speed, not engine speed is the limiting factor in these boats.

THe 340 is a must upgrade for the XLV imho though = MUCH larger boat.

-Joe

ucandoit
07-03-2007, 03:09 PM
[quote="cab13367"]What's the cost difference? I don't know if 15 HP on top of 325 would be even noticeable.

FYI, I have the 325 and am perfectly happy with it.

The cost difference is $1500.00.

ucandoit
07-03-2007, 03:11 PM
Well, I might have a better idea by the end of next week.

A friend with a 340 in a 22 foot Supra will be out next week.

I have the 325 in an 05 LSV - I'm very happy

I'm also going to watch the gas difference.

SD2 get back with me and let me know how that 340 performed.
Thanks

ucandoit
07-03-2007, 03:12 PM
[quote="ucandoit"][quote="cab13367"]What's the cost difference? I don't know if 15 HP on top of 325 would be even noticeable.

FYI, I have the 325 and am perfectly happy with it.

quote]The cost difference is $1500.00.

ucandoit
07-03-2007, 03:14 PM
What's the cost difference? I don't know if 15 HP on top of 325 would be even noticeable.

FYI, I have the 325 and am perfectly happy with it.

Al $1500.00

Sled491
07-03-2007, 07:29 PM
The way my dealer put it, you buy the 340 if your looking to win the whose got the biggest stones on the lake contest...not necessarily the best boat contest

smokedog2
07-03-2007, 11:16 PM
LMAO - I'm going to post a pix next week of our stones contest, it has gotten way out of hand.

8x Supra DD (the boat that started it all)
05 Moomba LSV
06 Supra 21 SSV GG
07 Supra 22 whatever (with the 340) - he wins

I will point out I have never heard anyone every say "nice boat but a little over powered."

As an aside my loyal ex-cubs scouts word to the 06 Supra driver when I was behind the boat on a tube -

"what do you think boys?"

boys - "kill him."


The tube rider wins by saying fine - come back around and get me. Staying on, you will die :wink:


SD2

scmarketing
07-03-2007, 11:50 PM
If you are planning on wake surfing, if you live in California, or if you just are more environmentally conscious -- the 5.7L 340HP Indmar engine with a catalytic converter might be of interest to you.

smokedog2
07-04-2007, 12:33 AM
Found that CAP key did ya? 8)

Why would the 340 matter with surffing?

I actually did that without the rope for about 4 seconds behing the 06.

No bags at all in the boat - he is putting them back in so we can try again, it is a hoot.

my 05 LSV has no bags either - I see a fat sack in my future.

scmarketing
07-04-2007, 10:56 AM
The nearer the boat, the more carbon emissions. The Cat Converter is said to clean up 90%+ of the CO-2 that engine emits. So while you won't feel a huge surge of power, it will be far cleaner air ... safer air ... both for you ... and for the riders in the boat.

smokedog2
07-04-2007, 02:29 PM
Yea, I am a convert wrt CO. The Coast Guard put together a very persuasive video. I put an FAE on mine. "Sun headaches" are a distant memory.

SD2

cab13367
07-04-2007, 04:43 PM
scmarketing wrote:


The Cat Converter is said to clean up 90%+ of the CO-2 that engine emits.

That alone, in my opinion, is worth the $1500 difference between the two engines. I was not aware of that. We also surf so CO2 is a concern.

Thanks for the info.

Al