Looking at a Formula 280ss - few questions
I am currently looking at a 2000 Formula 280ss with twin 5.7efi's to upgrade from my 87 Formula 242ls with a 454. I've done alot of reading on these boats and they seem to be very well liked by their owners and boat reviewers. I love my 242, but looking for a better layout than the go-fast style (two captains and a bench), and also to upgrade to a newer boat with (theoretically) less nickle and dime issues.
the engines have 350hrs and have bravoIII drives. should i be worried about the hours?
are these efi's a decent upgrade from carburetors even though they're not the best mpi ones? i assume these are similar to the older "throttle body injected" ones. are there know issues with this efi system? opinions on the system?
what kind of numbers are people getting from their 280's? is 40mph cruise and 55mph top speed too much to ask out of these?
the boat is pretty clean for its age and everything appears to work in it. the dealer is asking 37,500 with a triple axle aluminum i-beam trailer. is this reasonable in comparison to what others have paid?
2000 Formula 280ss Twin 5.7efi BravoIII's
87 Formula 242LS 454 Alpha - Mild build ~400hp **For Sale**
Last edited by hondahp4; 07-22-2012 at 04:13 PM.