View Poll Results: What is your opinion on outboard powered boats?
They are cool and look and sound sexy
69.01%
They suck and are a poormans way of going fast and belong on bass boats
4.23%
I don't care
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Old 11-20-2005, 08:32 PM
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I ran bbchevs for years,went to ob,s cause of a great deal,i would not go back,surprise surprise,just gas and go,a powerhead is alot easier and cheaper to change than pullin out a 800 lb lump of cast iron!!! don't shoot me yet,but the otherhand no ob can keep up with a pair of blown chevies in a 30 plus cat!! I live on the bay and most of the time i hear the obs flyin and a large amount of i/os just pushin water,makin alot of noise,but there are some exceptions tripps
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Old 11-20-2005, 09:04 PM
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Have a pair of 250 EFI's, love em! You can't beat OB's for the ease of maintenance. Not having to climb in a bilge has it's benefits. Fuel consumption ain't that bad either.
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Old 11-20-2005, 09:15 PM
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Seems like these 30-32' boats run just fine in
the ocean.
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Old 11-20-2005, 10:20 PM
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Nothin' beats the sound of a pair of big blocks , from idle to WFO. But they gotta be easier to work on and changing an engine can't be much harder than changing an outdrive. Winterizing...a piece of cake like X-rated 30 said. I've had eggbeaters and they do have advantages. Switched to big blocks 12 years ago for the sound , but could go back
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Old 11-20-2005, 11:08 PM
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I own one of each. A cat with twin O/B's and a cat with twin blower engines. Under 30' on a cat the O/B is the way to go. If you insist on the going well over 100 mph than the blower engines are the way to go. For pure fun the O/B cat is a blast on lakes.
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Old 11-20-2005, 11:54 PM
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I own one of each. A cat with twin O/B's and a cat with twin blower engines. Under 30' on a cat the O/B is the way to go. If you insist on the going well over 100 mph than the blower engines are the way to go. For pure fun the O/B cat is a blast on lakes.
I think you should put Promaxs on your new MTI!!!
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Old 11-21-2005, 07:00 AM
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I have a 28 skater with 300x's it is really alot of fun. gas n go doesnt use to much fuel. i have 245hrs on them nothing has broken as of yet. will never go as fast as big blocks but alot less money in maintnance gas and initial cost. its a real fun boat to drive. can cruise at 80 to 100 mph. this past saturday it ran its best speed ever 121.7gps (with 245hrs) totaly stock I have to say Diamond marine (Marty and JOE) deserve all the credit they set the boat up!
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Old 11-21-2005, 07:17 AM
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I like mine,but I miss my 502s.
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Old 11-21-2005, 10:49 AM
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I think you should put Promaxs on your new MTI!!!
To get to 2000 ponies I do not think seven 300X Promaxs will fit on the back. And then I would need 45 pitch props to get to 160.

I love these eggbeaters!
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Old 11-21-2005, 12:59 PM
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Nothing like the sound of 2.5 Mercs running at 7000+ rpm!!!!
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If anyone is interested, I have 2 2005 X motors for sale.
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