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Old 06-28-2002, 10:35 AM
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Default 525efi vs. 575sci vs. 620 teague

any comments would be appreciated....its for a 36 cat mostly freshwater, pleasure and poker running with bravo xr drives with sportmaster lowers. price is not an issue because they are all pretty close.
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The only motor I know a little about is the Teague motor (N/A 509 running a single 1050 Dominator). A friend had one in a DCB 26' cat. Pushed the boat 92 mph on gps. DCB also did a 34' with twin 620's. The boat ran 122 on gps. It is a strong well built motor, and it sounds very nasty. If you are paying the same for the Teague as the Merc motors the prices must have gone up. I think my buddy payed about 21k for his.

Something else to think about is warranty issues. I think Teague gives a year, and I think at least with the 525's you can get 5 years. I just bought a Top Gun with 500's and XR's and bought 5 year warranties on motors and drives. It is nice to have a little piece of mind with the warranties. I will say though that everybody I know running Teague motors (most blown) have had very good luck with them.

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Default 25K PLUS 1500 FOR INSTALL KIT

IN ADDITION I GET A COMPLETE XR PLATINUM DRIVELINE FROM THEM ALL WARRANTIED FOR 1YEAR
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25k for the motor and a Teague Platinum drive is a good deal. I have been running one of his Platinum XR's behind a 800 hp blower motor in a 26' cat for the past year. I have had no problems with the drive at all.
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What company were you able to buy the warranties on the 500s from? Was it qguard/merc or a aftermarket company?

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I would buy the EFI motors 500 or 575 over the dual quad motors. 4 x 4-barrels are very inefficient. KE 675's are sweet! Why not 6 drives in a 36 with power, You'll break the bravos in a 36.
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I purchased the warranties from another company (not Merc). I can't remember the name off the top of my head. I went through the dealership where I bought the boat.

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The Teague motors are not dual quad motors, they run a single 1050 Dominator.
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Default DONT WANT THE WEIGHT OF SIXES OR THE EXPENSE

PLUS I THINK UNDER 600HP IS WASTE
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A couple of things to add.

The 525 is closed cooling and has MPI injection. The 575 is a throttle body injection and uses fresh water cooling. I don' t know anything about KE except they speak well of them. I went with a single 575 because I wanted the ITS and when I sell the boat in a few years that Merc power will have a litle more appeal to the masses than a custom motor.
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