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Old 04-06-2006, 11:54 AM
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Two SS fuel manafolds, 16 ft of hose and "8" AN fittings, $365.00....

$75 for a set of Mercury round-hole exhaust gaskets... No thanks, I'll give Summit a call for $25.

I'm able to get some things at cost for about 1/2 the price. You wouldn't believe the markup on some stuff.
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Nothing in particular, just everything in general. After you mentioned exhaust manifolds on Tuesday I started looking around and found $3000 + for a set. Auto ones are $200 - $1000 at most. After that I kept looking and marine motors are $30k+ while auto are $5k+.

Guess the whole aircraft thing puts it in perspective. More expensive hobbies = more expensive hobbies....


Automotive and marine exhaust manifolds are not interchangeable, as the marine must be water-cooled.

Think of the load on a marine engine to be similar to driving your car in first gear ALL the time. A passenger car engine would never hold-up for very long under marine conditions.
That's why marinizers start with the heavy-duty truck engines.
Truck engines usually have beefier cranks, forged pistons, better rods, etc.
I'm not defending the price gouging, just showing you that in certain aspects you need better stuff.
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Old 04-06-2006, 03:02 PM
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You beat me to it, Luxury is the key here.
You got that right.

Same old story: "if you have to ask..."

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Old 04-06-2006, 03:03 PM
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is because the demand and supplys situation, how many cars are vs. how many hp boats?
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It just seems that way because you have not compared them to aircraft parts.
Yup




Thank your local PI attorney's for those prices.... Same as insurance for our rigs...
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