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Old 05-21-2015, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by rak rua View Post
I hope you guys are all posting over on this thread about outboards being cheaper to run.......

http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/g...eaper-run.html

Ideally, I'd like to see an outboard that makes the same noise as an inboard. Lol.

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look at a marine 7 outboard.
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Old 05-21-2015, 10:06 PM
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At least you don't have to stand on your head to work on a outboard.

How about when a engine is installed without a oil drain hose. It almost makes it not worth changing the oil.
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Old 05-22-2015, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Brandonb_05 View Post
At least you don't have to stand on your head to work on a outboard.

How about when a engine is installed without a oil drain hose. It almost makes it not worth changing the oil.
But you get to pump it out through the dipstick hole and not drip any in the bilge
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Originally Posted by pstorti View Post
I like this thread!
Really? I just see a bunch of people complaining about stuff and it's apparent they've never designed anything.

Why is the sea pump on the bottom? Because pumps like NPSH.

Upside down oil filter...so it drains.

Why is the trim manifold down there? So they can run 1-line as long as possible.


There's not a legitimate complaint in this thread.

Edited for better manners.

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Old 05-22-2015, 01:55 PM
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Mercruiser is all I have really worked with other then a 440 v drive and a 302 with an eaton. The nice thing about mercruiser is when they make new things they try to keep as many parts the same as possible. I just did the alpha to bravo swap and was ecstatic on how easy it was.not to mention the inside transom plate is the same part
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Old 05-22-2015, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Cole2534 View Post
Really? I just see a bunch of people complaining about stuff and it's apparent they've never designed anything.

Why is the sea pump on the bottom? Because pumps like NPSH.

Upside down oil filter...so it drains.

Why is the trim manifold down there? So they can run 1-line as long as possible.


There's not a legitimate complaint in this thread.

Edited for better manners.
Chill the **** out man. Anyone that knows me (or has any common sense) knows it was all in fun....
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Old 05-24-2015, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by seafordguy View Post
Chill the **** out man. Anyone that knows me (or has any common sense) knows it was all in fun....
So, did you get it all completed?
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I have had problems working on merc stuff but it is easier if you use the right tools designed for the job. I would however love to give a good swift kick to some boat manufacturers!! Some boats were not designed to be fixed.
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Old 05-25-2015, 06:23 AM
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It's not the engineers. It's the bean counters. I bet they rake in the bucks on medium strength drives and parts. I do dislike the drive lube fitting. Isn't that piece metal at Imco?
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Originally Posted by Cole2534 View Post
Really? I just see a bunch of people complaining about stuff and it's apparent they've never designed anything.

Why is the sea pump on the bottom? Because pumps like NPSH.

Upside down oil filter...so it drains.

Why is the trim manifold down there? So they can run 1-line as long as possible.


There's not a legitimate complaint in this thread.

Edited for better manners.
Apparently you missed this one unless you think steel and salt water are a good combo.

"or the a-hole that decided trim pump and drive lube brackets should be painted steel, fk him!"
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