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Old 07-13-2006, 09:10 AM
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The more modifications made the more costlty and/or difficult the maintenance. No I'm not nuts. I'm having a 44 being built right now and I've done my research. Plus it's just common sense D.S.! No offense intended to the owners of the boat if that's what you're implying.
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Old 07-13-2006, 09:12 AM
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I think all of those companies due plenty of sea trials.
Why? Because you like them?

How many boats have you heard about that were finished "just before the show"...or "just before the race"
or "just before delivery"???

Please........ Sea trials are not as common as you might think.

Basically, the engines are started to "see if they run"....Maybe the boat is floated to be sure there are no leaks....... and that's about it in many cases.

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Old 07-13-2006, 09:15 AM
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One other thing ...with today's mega HP motors...other than the warranteed Mercruiser offerings...

You have a small and very finite engine life....sometimes measured in minutes...... so a true wide ranging Sea trial only shortens the already precious engine lifespan.

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Old 07-13-2006, 09:19 AM
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You're right, I'm wrong. I know nothing about boats or those that drive them. I know nothing about the craftsmanship of MTI or Skater. I have no knowledge or research regarding the marine manufacturing process.










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Old 07-13-2006, 09:55 AM
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I know that Fountain tests all of their boats before leaving the factory. Even runs them up to WOT and takes notes. As for others I don't know but I would hope so.

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The Mercedes parts seemed to be snapped in...not bolted...and the entire dash structure is moving...as are the trim panels on the sides...(one actually fell off and is missing entirely).

Like I said....insufficient sea trials.

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Don't know about this one in particular but usually MTI usually thru bolts the side panals. As I had to remove mine to replace some speakers. As for the dash I don't know, I do know that it is a Merc. Skin over an aluminum(I thnik) built substructure. Remember this a one off very in depth project so there may need to be some adjustment. I do know that the boat was sea trialed at different times by Randy and Gary both. I will be at the factory next Friday, so if it is there I will try to find out more.

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If anyone has anymore pics of the Mercedes boat - I'd really appreciate you sending them to me. As I work for Mercedes and a hardcore boater - that would really dress the office up a bit - Thanks!!

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I understand (per Joey) that Stuart sent the MTI back to the factory as he didn't like it. WHat he didn't like I have no idea.
I also heard there were "issues"....
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....but, they're both awesome. Everything at this level has things to tweak.
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You're right, I'm wrong. I know nothing about boats or those that drive them. I know nothing about the craftsmanship of MTI or Skater. I have no knowledge or research regarding the marine manufacturing process.
Another enlightened soul.

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