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Old 02-27-2011, 04:06 PM
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Since the Engine Builder and Phishing threads got locked before I could
post a reply I figured I'd put one here. My beef was with the fake user
wirsboguy only. IB decides penalties and what threads get locked. I
may not agree with it but it is what it is. If some of you guys are
friends with Brad Zastrow and were busting his balls for fun then
O.K. - I get that. But if there is an ulterior motive then stop. That's all
I have to say about that.

http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/g...e-builder.html

http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/g...-you-mods.html

In my searching for an engine builder I found out many things. First
was that if you ask the right questions you will get accurate info from
which to base your decision. None of the builders B.S.'d me or got
tripped up by my questions indicating lies. That is a good thing.
However most will not touch a Mercury EFI engine unless it is for a
stock rebuild. A few will do Mercury EFI engines but they outsource
the ECU for reprogramming. I do not want to open up that can of
worms. Some places will only do aftermarket EFI systems. Most
engine shops don't want your boat. Only the engine. That is a major
hurdle for me. Most will not do a final tune in your boat. There
again a major problem for me. Also most shops will not do any
additional rigging like exhaust or adding the hydraulic steering.
Once again a major concern for me. So who the heck is going to do
all this in a one stop shop? I found only one within a reasonable
drive. Eddie Young of Young Performance Marine in Nashville.
Feel free to add your favorite place but be sure to include what the
shop did for you or can do for the next customer.

Now on the lighter side - can we convince verbi69 or 4bus to create
a picture of an MTI sporting twin GREEN 310hp ENGINES flying an
Ateco burgee? Now that would be worthy of T-shirt art.
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:59 PM
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Tell me about it...Had to haul my 42 to NY to get the engines pulled, new ones built and dyno tuned, re-rig the transom with boxes and steering. Installed the new motors, fuel curve tested them in the water, sold my old engines for me and even winter stored my boat. All I did was pay and play. They do all their own mapping Merc or other systems. If it has pistons, they know what to do with it. Knows the difference between race engines and pleasure boat engines.
Not only that, he would sit on the phone for hours on end schooling me.
And!!! He wasn't even that expensive.

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Must be some kinda good guy
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Must be some kinda good guy
I agree 100%. Always took great care of me.
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[QUOTE=dbkski;3337419]
In my searching for an engine builder I found out many things. First
was that if you ask the right questions you will get accurate info from
which to base your decision. None of the builders B.S.'d me or got
tripped up by my questions indicating lies. That is a good thing.
However most will not touch a Mercury EFI engine unless it is for a
stock rebuild. A few will do Mercury EFI engines but they outsource
the ECU for reprogramming. I do not want to open up that can of
worms. Some places will only do aftermarket EFI systems. Most
engine shops don't want your boat. Only the engine. That is a major
hurdle for me. Most will not do a final tune in your boat. There
again a major problem for me. Also most shops will not do any
additional rigging like exhaust or adding the hydraulic steering.
Once again a major concern for me. So who the heck is going to do
all this in a one stop shop? I found only one within a reasonable
drive. Eddie Young of Young Performance Marine in Nashville.
Feel free to add your favorite place but be sure to include what the
shop did for you or can do for the next customer.

QUOTE]

I can do all that you are looking for, and then some. The only thing we don't do is upholstery and really custom paint. I would love to have the job if you decide to go that way. Good luck in your search. There are a few others that are more than capable, but they are much, much farther away then I am.
The one point I do want to touch on is the test running and fine tuning in the boat. If I don't do the install, then I will fly to where ever the boat is and personally run it. I wouldn't dream of sending an engine out without personally being in the boat the first time it ran. Obviously, I would prefer to do the install, but i know it's not always possible. I do rack up quite a bit of frequent flyer miles.
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I don't want to take anything away from Eddie but a closer choice might be Riggs Marine. If you are looking at going more custom with your build, Eddie still is probably a better choice.

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Since your in WI I'll second Riggs, located in Eldorado WI,
real close to the Merc plat in Fondulac.
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not to far from you either Dave , give Rick at MPG a call ..
the've done 3 motors for us and just finished a turbo charged set-up ....
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Dam RHR you wont make $6 that way and other thread gone.....thats some BS. I will up for advertiser this year so I can talk to myself. The bad part is no T-shirt for the $500.00 whats up with that !!!!!!!
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