4200RPM on a blower motor for an hour with no intercooler??? Too much. How much boost at 4200, Ill bet at least 3-4lbs.
3000RPM is the magic number for me. But if you are making boost cruising then you are over propped.
Get it fixed and enjoy the summer
Does it sound like to anyone else that the owner knew there was trouble before it happened?
Last edited by Indy; 04-23-2009 at 02:47 PM. Reason: horrible grammar!
What shop is your boat at right now!? I'd run from there. If the guys quoting you those prices, then you really shouldn't have a problem posting which shop it's at.
Do yourself a favor and call Mario at So. Cal Speed & Marine
(in Moorpark, Ca.). Quality service and reasonable rates, with no BS. You will not be disappointed.
He rebuilt my motor a couple seasons ago when I sucked a valve. It was WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELL under 10k out the door.
To late know, but did you have a survey done?
Try that again.
To late now, but did you have a survey done?
Had a similar situation 3 years ago. Bought a used 46 cig from Hideaway in Pompano, with 575s. They delivered the boat to Atlanta. They made a point the boat was sold as is. I used it a few hours, and the next weekend, one of head gaskets blew, and filled the oil with water. I called them up, and believe it or not, they said they would take care of it. The salesman, Rob Stanley drove up to Atlanta on Memorial day weekend, picked up the boat. Their service dept jumped on it, and delivered the boat back a couple of weeks later. Didn't charge me, said they felt they had sold me a "clean boat", and felt bad about it. I was impressed. Those also were the hay days of performance boating. I did just have them send my 1075s to mercury for factory refresh on my OL, and one motor was 19k, the other about 22K. I guess I didn't forget the good service from before, and have stuck with them. Too bad more people don't think long-term business.
I would like to put a plug in for team shogren. They sold me a 525 Take Out for alot less than your quote from your builder. It has 35 hrs.out of a "pleasure" boat not a race boat They were very professional, I have not run the engine yet but I will let you guys know that they are fair. I can say nothing but good at this point.
We shall see shipping is not a big deal, compared to the cost of high speed boating.
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