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Old 04-21-2009, 01:48 PM
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OUCH !!!! Phuchin is right any without any LUBE
wow that reminds me of being all blocked up after my knee replacement surgery, lube did NOT HELP, POOR NURSES
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:46 PM
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I would be curious to see this boat. There was one in our area a couple years back that sounds much like this boat!!!
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I agree the prices are way over the top. Let him know that there is a recesion going on and you don't expect him to make up his slow year on you!!!! OUCH. Like Airtime said shipping a motor is not a huge deal and if you send it to a real good guy like Dean or some of the other guys that frequent this board you will be happy. There is a reason that guys that own Outer Limits and so on use them.
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Find another engine builder FAST! You should be able to put together another short block for about 5-6 grand total! Then just use the rest of your blown engine accessories heads ect. 23 grand! Wow who's he think he is?
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I really hate to hear stories like this. I would be glad to do whatever I can to help you get running again. Give me a call or email if you get a chance. I would be glad to put a quote together for you as cheap as I possibly can to get you back on the water. If you have any questions or just need some advice, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:35 AM
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Bhutten, sorry to hear about the mess. Like others have said, forget the lawyer, and start looking for a reputable engine builder that is also fair. A lot of good names have come up and there are a number of them on this board. You should be able to have the boat on the water in no time. Best of luck.


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I would be curious to see this boat. There was one in our area a couple years back that sounds much like this boat!!!
Yeah, but Tommy's boat had a 496Ho from the factory and he had it procharged. He had all kinds of issues all the time.
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Other than OUTRAGEOUS prices on having the motor fixed the thing I find hard to remotely believe is that any boat within 500 miles of havazoo would only had 104 hours on it in 7 years although it's really irrelevant at this point,Smitty
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Old 04-22-2009, 02:24 AM
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I will say that reading your first post made my stomach turn.. Used boat , as is , ect...ect.. It still sucks & then to be talked to that way after already having a day like that just adds icing to the cake !!

Do yourself a favor no matter what you decide , or which way you decide to go & take a few minutes of your time to take Eddie up on his offer and at least give him a call.. (post 25) Wont cost you a dime & will be well worth the phone call...

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Old 04-22-2009, 10:33 AM
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Gm is selling brand new 572 short blocks for less than 6k even with a piston change it seems to me that you could be back in business for around 12K assuming the heads and intake/blower are good. BTW be sure to do a complete rework of the heads including new valves, guides etc. It would be a shame to drop a valve on a shiny new short block.


Taking up Eddie Youngs offer is definitely a great start. There are other builders out your way that will treat you right also. Your builder sounds expensive for what you need, but that may be his market.
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