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Is my 2001 242 Cruisers Undepowered

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Hello, I am looking for some feedback on this.  I recently inherited my fathers 2001 242 Cruisers with a 5.0 L GL Volvo Penta with a 2-barrel carb.  It also has a ss prop with a 17" pitch.  When I run  my myself and 1/2 tank of fuel I can get 4300 rpm and 32 mph.  When I take people out (5-8) with a full tank I get 10 mph and 3000 rpm.  Is this a case of just being under powered or could it be a clogged carb etc...?  Any suggestions in getting more HP?  I am told going to a 4-barrel carb may help?  Thank you

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hi there

 

that is a big drop, with full fuel and 8 peoiple y should get at least 28 mph or 24 y have a drop that is more them 50% yes take your engine to a volvo dealer to check that out, it can be a carb propblem, is or engine still with carburatuers? or is already injection?

 

Maybe just a small clean on carbureteurs, fuel line checked, strokes checked, stroke cable check etc.. i dont have any really info on that engine, but it seems to big the drop just to be people and fuel

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