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Old 10-29-2011, 04:15 PM
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that suks BIG time ,you mentioned you had to pay the bill b4 testing/sea trial your new power did it perform what you expected and where told ??? just curious
No not really. Was told by the builder that I needed more bow lift (props fault). That statement was just an excuse for the lack of promised HP as I have been told by many other boaters who have seen the boat run that the boat runs almost completely out of the water at WOT on the tail of its pad V hull.

Best speed recorded was 63.8 @ 5100rpm but this is with ideal conditions low fuel, two adults, slight chop water, cooler temps etc...

I was expecting at least an easy 65mph in summer time conditions.

But this is all in the past and accept it. I am more informed now. Should have known by the cam used CC XM HR 270 that a 350 could not make 400+ hp but that was my mistake and there dishonesty.

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Old 10-29-2011, 05:09 PM
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No not really. Was told by the builder that I needed more bow lift (props fault). That statement was just an excuse for the lack of promised HP as I have been told by many other boaters who have seen the boat run that the boat runs almost completely out of the water at WOT on the tail of its pad V hull.

Best speed recorded was 63.8 @ 5100rpm but this is with ideal conditions low fuel, two adults, slight chop water, cooler temps etc...

I was expecting at least an easy 65mph in summer time conditions.

But this is all in the past and accept it. I am more informed now. Should have known by the cam used CC XM HR 270 that a 350 could not make 400+ hp but that was my mistake and there dishonesty.

Thanks for the comments.
yep we all live & learn ,thats why it pays to stick with and use the reputable ones. have a great weekend
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:03 PM
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As long as this builder was not in TX, I am ok. Had my HP500 rebuild done this past May.
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Did the owner do the work? R&R the drives and engines. Maybe one of his knuckle headed help broke the drive and he is oblivious to the damage.
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CC XM HR 270 that a 350..

mine makes over 400 ponys with that cam but im sure i have alot more hp parts in my engine tho..

I would not have payed the bill until ALL repairs were done..
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Several years ago I had my motor rebuilt by....blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.....

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Personally I would have paid the bill in full before running the boat,
kept quiet about my dissatisfaction with the work, continued to use
this mechanic for years, then get on the world wide web and inform
hundreds of strangers that I acted like a buffoon. But that's just me.

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Old 10-30-2011, 10:07 AM
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Personally I would have paid the bill in full before running the boat,
kept quiet about my dissatisfaction with the work, continued to use
this mechanic for years, then get on the world wide web and inform
hundreds of strangers that I acted like a buffoon. But that's just me.

You do have a point.

But the main reason is to point out that SOME of these so called PERFORMANCE BUILDERS are not as honest as you think. If you have tons of $$ to spend you will probably be alright but once they find out you are on a budget build, the profits are no longer under control and the cost to replace a lower gear case is to much of a cost for them.

Just keep that in mind????
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:03 AM
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the cost to replace a lower gear case is to much of a cost for them.
The gear case probably doen't need to be replaced. A skeg repair is not really that expensive. Probably $150-200.
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As long as this builder was not in TX, I am ok. Had my HP500 rebuild done this past May.
No Sir.

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As long as this builder was not in TX, I am ok. Had my HP500 rebuild done this past May.
we use a shop in Texas and they go 110% and work is awesome
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