Like Tree0Likes

600sci experience?

Reply
Old 05-26-2011, 12:06 PM
  #71
Charter Member
Charter Member
 
Dean Ferry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Merritt Is. Fl. USA
My Boats: 2006 Hustler 388, 2004 Hustler Talon 25, 1999 30 Spectre cat and 2007 21' hydrostream voyager w/ Merc. 225 EFI
Posts: 6,580
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by socalstone View Post
I'm not too worried about the drive- it's a single engine lake boat. I should be fine. You guys with your huge boats would laugh at me -this is just a little 4800lb v-bottom with a single. This is my first "bigger" boat - moving up from a 21' jet w/modified 454 runs just under 70. -I was weined on overpowered outboard hydrostreams and river rockets. Always love a small boat with the big engine.
Socal,
Thanks for the info today, nice talking with you.
Dean
__________________
Everything is for sale @ a certain $$
Dean Ferry is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 06:45 AM
  #72
Charter Member
Charter Member
 
Dean Ferry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Merritt Is. Fl. USA
My Boats: 2006 Hustler 388, 2004 Hustler Talon 25, 1999 30 Spectre cat and 2007 21' hydrostream voyager w/ Merc. 225 EFI
Posts: 6,580
Default

TTT, still looking for opinions on this motor. Curious as to how many of these motors Mercury racing has sold......
Thanks,
Dean
__________________
Everything is for sale @ a certain $$
Dean Ferry is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 09:47 AM
  #73
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Fort Erie Ontario Canada
My Boats: 07 38 Fountain
Posts: 521
Default

What's the most hrs someone has put on 600 sci's without problems.
Joe
JMPH is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 10:23 AM
  #74
Charter Member
Charter Member
 
Dean Ferry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Merritt Is. Fl. USA
My Boats: 2006 Hustler 388, 2004 Hustler Talon 25, 1999 30 Spectre cat and 2007 21' hydrostream voyager w/ Merc. 225 EFI
Posts: 6,580
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JMPH View Post
What's the most hrs someone has put on 600 sci's without problems.
Joe
J,
Great Q, hopefully we can get some real world experiences.
Dean
__________________
Everything is for sale @ a certain $$
Dean Ferry is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 01:59 PM
  #75
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Fort Erie Ontario Canada
My Boats: 07 38 Fountain
Posts: 521
Default

Anyone??

What's the most hrs someone has put on 600 sci's without problems.
Joe
JMPH is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 02:07 PM
  #76
Rob
VIP Member
Trade Score: (6)
 
Strip Poker 388's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Madison,Mississippi
My Boats: Hustler 388
Posts: 21,567
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JMPH View Post
Anyone??

What's the most hrs someone has put on 600 sci's without problems.
Joe
Im betting its a big diff,cause ya gotta think about the guys that runs the shet out of it compared to a guy that cruises.

Also if ya have the 600's in a 42 Cig Tiger compared to a 388 Hustler thats alot lighter.
__________________
.

The Only Time You Have To Much Ammo Is When Your Swimming Or On Fire.
Strip Poker 388 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 03:00 PM
  #77
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
Mentalpause's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: IL...LOTO
My Boats: Nor-Tech 340 CC
Posts: 3,536
Default

I had more issues with the XR drives than the 600s. Factory smoked the first drive testing the boat. It had several test hours on it since it was the first 43 Sunsation built. I personally had no issues with either the engines or the drives, and traded the boat with 105 hours on it. But shortly after I traded the dealer took it to a poker run and shucked another drive. To my knowledge it still has never had issues with the motors.

I always knew the drives had limited life in that size boat, so I always was easy on it out of the hole and accelerating.

Last edited by Mentalpause; 06-03-2011 at 03:04 PM.
Mentalpause is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 03:10 PM
  #78
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Fort Erie Ontario Canada
My Boats: 07 38 Fountain
Posts: 521
Default

I looked at a boat with 250 hrs on the 600's, over a 100 of them mostly idling, blowing drives and coming back on one motar. The motors sound great but worries me.
Just wondering if anyone has put this many hours on them.

Thank Joe
JMPH is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 07:41 AM
  #79
Charter Member
Charter Member
 
Dean Ferry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Merritt Is. Fl. USA
My Boats: 2006 Hustler 388, 2004 Hustler Talon 25, 1999 30 Spectre cat and 2007 21' hydrostream voyager w/ Merc. 225 EFI
Posts: 6,580
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mentalpause View Post
I had more issues with the XR drives than the 600s. Factory smoked the first drive testing the boat. It had several test hours on it since it was the first 43 Sunsation built. I personally had no issues with either the engines or the drives, and traded the boat with 105 hours on it. But shortly after I traded the dealer took it to a poker run and shucked another drive. To my knowledge it still has never had issues with the motors.

I always knew the drives had limited life in that size boat, so I always was easy on it out of the hole and accelerating.
John,
I guess that is the good with the bad...... Makes you wonder why would MERC sell that combo, 600s w/ XR's.... even if you baby them, they are going to blow....
Dean
__________________
Everything is for sale @ a certain $$
Dean Ferry is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 10:16 AM
  #80
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
Mentalpause's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: IL...LOTO
My Boats: Nor-Tech 340 CC
Posts: 3,536
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dean Ferry View Post
John,
I guess that is the good with the bad...... Makes you wonder why would MERC sell that combo, 600s w/ XR's.... even if you baby them, they are going to blow....
Dean
Back when I had to make the engine decision was 8-9 months or so before Merc released the 700 NXT drive combination. The NXT is the right drive for that F4.

I think the XR would probably hold up better with the 600 on a smaller boat. There use to be a lot of 525 XR black thunders running LOTO, and they usually scheduled rebuilds every 2 seasons, and hoped they would make it to the rebuild.
Mentalpause is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Whipple Charged
General Boating Discussion
63
03-05-2009 08:22 PM
Wild Card 09
Baja
40
08-08-2008 10:41 PM
gto4evr
General Q & A
8
12-06-2006 08:49 PM
tblrklakemo
Baja
8
08-29-2006 09:41 PM
Back4More
General Q & A
4
05-09-2005 04:46 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:36 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.