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Old 08-22-2006, 05:45 PM
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smith power has rebuilds starting at 4000. You can go to thier website at www.gosmithpower.com or call them at 850-526-7670.
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Old 08-22-2006, 05:47 PM
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this boat you have... is it the wide body 41 with the integrated swim platform?
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:28 AM
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Swamp - I'l probably get blasted for this but.....

Have you considered ZZ572/620's? Yes, there are a few things you'd need to do/change on them to marinize. But they are full of good parts, and they will be new.

Just a thought
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Old 09-06-2006, 01:16 PM
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Thanks all for your responses and for "humoring" me. The goal is not to go 60 mph with these motors. The boat is a big heavy cruiser and probably should be diesel but with the arnesons and the right props I should be able to cruise at 35-38 mph all day and top out in the high 40s at WOT. With more reliable motors with another 100 HP each I should be in good shape to run the motors at 65% or 75% instead of at 95% and kill them.

I think I am going to keep my eyes open for some new 502 or larger cu inch long blocks and move my stuff over to them. It will require that I make transmission changes since one of my motors is counter rotating and will probably change the ratios to 2:1 at that time (they are 1.53:1 now).

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Kidnova - that kind of marinizing is probably over my head...but thanks
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Old 09-06-2006, 01:20 PM
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no-one said whipples - interesting
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Thanks all for your responses and for "humoring" me. The goal is not to go 60 mph with these motors. The boat is a big heavy cruiser and probably should be diesel but with the arnesons and the right props I should be able to cruise at 35-38 mph all day and top out in the high 40s at WOT. With more reliable motors with another 100 HP each I should be in good shape to run the motors at 65% or 75% instead of at 95% and kill them.

I think I am going to keep my eyes open for some new 502 or larger cu inch long blocks and move my stuff over to them. It will require that I make transmission changes since one of my motors is counter rotating and will probably change the ratios to 2:1 at that time (they are 1.53:1 now).

Not sure if this link will work - picsof project:
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/orenar.../ph//my_photos
Kidnova - that kind of marinizing is probably over my head...but thanks
THAT WAS ONE HELL OF A PROJECT AND LOOKS GREAT. PM ME IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MY MECHANIC BUDDY'S NAME AND NUMBER TO HOOK YOU UP WITH THE MOTOR APPLICATION. HE IS VERY GOOD AT VISIONING YOUR APPLICATION HP, SPEED, RELIABILITY, ETC. AND VERY REASONABLE. LET ME KNOW. HAMMER
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Old 09-06-2006, 07:41 PM
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nice avatar Steve! Mine stickers are not on yet and I asked Rik if he had any for Arnesons....hope to hear back if and how much.
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:36 AM
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nice project.
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there is no cheap fix! Trust me. I am doing this boating thing since 1958 and have tried every way of doing it...It is a real test of equipment. Do it right or dont do it till you can afford it..............m.m......
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