I decided it would be a good idea to rig my own boat. With the help of an experienced rigger we built a one-of a kind Envision powered by 540CI EFI motors and a Pulsedrive surface drive package. I purchased fraudulently new motors from a builder in the Florida panhandle two years ago and we went to work. Dialing in the boat was impossible because the motors would not stay together.
Based on word of mouth I towed the boat to TMP’s shop and asked Eddie and Steven to take a look at it. Though backed up with work they agreed to tackle the problem if I could leave the boat with them. I was impressed by the fact that they actually cared about my getting the boat in the water and finding some enjoyment in boating.
The list of problems they found was extensive. They kept the blocks, cranks, pistons and exhaust. Everything else had to be replaced. Along the way they documented and communicated the expected costs and included credits for parts they could reuse.
The changes made to the motors meant time spent rerigging, a task Eddie described as “difficult” due to unfamiliarity with the Pulsedrive and limited space in the engine compartment. It was clear this project wasn’t about the money, building new engines and rigging for Merc outdrives would have been much more profitable for the time they invested. TMP made a commitment to solve my problems and they stuck to it. In the end, even including the original cost of the fraudulently new motors, I ended up spending about what it would have cost for blue motors of the same power.
My TMP EFI motors have performed flawlessly for the first 40 hours. They idle at 800 rpm and stay rock steady when shifting in and out of gear, making docking maneuvers a breeze. I would not hesitate to use TMP’s services again and would recommend them to anyone looking for reliable custom power at a reasonable price.