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    Default Feedback needed about Volvo Pentas

    I am considering the purchase of a SeaSport. There are a few used ones out there to choose from. Some come with the Volvo diesel, others with the 5.7 V8, and still others with twin 4 cyl. Pentas. I know the new SeaSports come with the outboard option that I would go for if I could afford it. Right now, however, I'm opting for something used.

    Any thoughts about reliability, suitability, and general reputation of the three different Volvo Penta engines?
    Thanks for your response!

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    Member FISHFACE's Avatar
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    Palmer, AK


    We used to have 24 ' Explorer with the 5.7 gas and it was a nice boat, but always wish I had diesel. Now we have 30' Offshore with twin D-4's and love them. Diesel is going to be a little louder, but the performance you get is well worth it. The 5.7 in heavier seas didn't seem like it had a lot power going up swells, where the diesels do. If you do go diesel get a kicker for trolling, it would make life so much easier. good luck


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