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Old 09-22-2006, 12:08 PM
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I have a buddy of mine that is thinking about buying a boat with twin Sterling 1050....what are the up and downs with these motors....how many hrs before rebuilt.....i'm a Chief fan how do they compare in reliability to Chief......thanks in advance

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Old 09-22-2006, 12:22 PM
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They build a strong piece! Give Mike a call on what they recommend on rebuild intervals.

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Old 09-22-2006, 12:31 PM
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That was done already and he said they can run for like about 100-120 hrs but what is he going to say .....of course he's going to talk good about his product...i want to hear from the experience you guys have had

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I'm sorry but , asking if STERLING builds a good dependable motor is like asking if a Lamborghini is fast. I would venture to say STERLING has THE BEST NAME IN THE BUSINESS. Tommy at CHIEF also buils an awesome motor and is VERY well respected in the industry.
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http://www.nautiboats.com/Record%20Breaking%20Tour.htm

Wonder how these guys feel about Sterling?
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I'm sorry but , asking if STERLING builds a good dependable motor is like asking if a Lamborghini is fast. I would venture to say STERLING has THE BEST NAME IN THE BUSINESS. Tommy at CHIEF also buils an awesome motor and is VERY well respected in the industry.


i'm asking specificly on the 1050 hp...... What my friend is
specifically interested in is how the 1050 compare to the "world class /widely respected" high-horsepower engines (1300's/1500's etc...) that Sterling is so well known for building. trust me i know Sterling is badass

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Mike is a stand up guy as is his company Sterling Performance & I'm speaking from experience. One of the few in the marine business I'm sad to say. Go visit their facility. I've yet to read a negative thread about Sterling.
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I actually spoke w/ Mike yesterday re: a pair of 1050's in a boat that I'm looking at. And yes, he is a great guy and had a lot of patience for my questions.

I'd also be interested in hearing from some "1050" owners.

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o what a small world Joe you to are looking at a boat with Sterling 1050

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