I was running OK, put another gear case on, this one seems OK, no housing cracks, but had another P/H problem, not sure what let go yet, more then likely a rod. We will see, The boat runs great when all Cyl's are healthy.
Maximus. why the P/H problems?? I don't know, the Promax's were different technology. The X's are optimax technology, I think that might make the difference. The X's definitely have more HP, I took a pair of Promax's off, and put x's right back on the 32' Skater, boat ran 5-6 mph better, 6 mph might not seem like a lot, but it must translate to 60-75 hp more for the both motors. I am not sure of the HP,s of the promax's or the X's everyone seems to have different numbers, but same boat, same props, 500 rpm more = 30 to 35 HP, per motor??? IMHO. Extended Warranty? Mercury offers one additional year at a cost of $2,500 to $2,800 per motor, I think that was the price. In the North East 2 or 3 month season, pretty expensive 3 months. Powerheads are more though. 525 HP,s now you are getting the Picture. or (2) 2.5's 15" mid sections would be cool. I am not sure if the 15" will fit, maybe not,