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Old 03-15-2016, 01:06 PM
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Double Ds and Hardin Flame Arrestor......................Life is GOOD!
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Old 03-16-2016, 03:46 PM
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If you happen to be in NC, and on Lake Norman this summer, and are coming up behind a boat that looks like this, don't blow past me like a dickhead.............you just might get your feelings hurt!
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Old 03-16-2016, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Papasmurf View Post
Thought i would post up some cost so far

540 Merlin EFI Custom Built Should come in around $23,000
Used set of Keith Eckiard Headers $ 2,000
Used Bravo 1 Lower Housing w/1.25" prop Shaft $ 750
Rebuilding Lower with XR Gears and Upper Shaft $ 2,100
Hardin Drive Shower $ 130

Still to come Custom Dry/Wet Exhaust Tails $1,800 ?
Engine Install $1,500 ?

Longer Trim Tabs next summer $2,000
External Hyd Steering next summer $3,000

What will I have:

A Fully warranted 700HP 89Octane Engine that can continue on with me in any boat I may have in the future
A Fully warranted outdrive by my local guy, who is dying to see what we end up with that can also move with me one day

Piece of mind in knowing I have a well know Builder invested in the success of my engine

My local repair shop that is working closely with my builder and is excited as I am about the project

Money well spent!
Buying used exhaust is like buying used condoms.... just dont
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Old 03-16-2016, 07:01 PM
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Buying used exhaust is like buying used condoms.... just dont
Normally I would totally agree with you sir. But since these where known headers from my engine builder, I took a chance
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Papasmurf View Post
Normally I would totally agree with you sir. But since these where known headers from my engine builder, I took a chance
I know he is talking headers, and that's different, I'd buy SM Manifolds all day, especially fresh water. I'm married and snipped, no condoms for this guy
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Old 03-17-2016, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by BBCLiberator View Post
I know he is talking headers, and that's different, I'd buy SM Manifolds all day, especially fresh water. I'm married and snipped, no condoms for this guy
Me too brother. Have been for years. Only thing that gets between me and my woman is a little lube called **** Water. It's great. Cuts down on the smoke and flames when things get really HOT !
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Me too brother. Have been for years. Only thing that gets between me and my woman is a little lube called **** Water. It's great. Cuts down on the smoke and flames when things get really HOT !
This is too funny, especially when it pops up in an email while I'm at work. HAHA!
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Old 03-17-2016, 01:09 PM
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Very good choice in Exhaust !!!!! Will make it an over achiever.
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Old 03-17-2016, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Papasmurf View Post
Thought i would post up some cost so far

540 Merlin EFI Custom Built Should come in around $23,000
Used set of Keith Eckiard Headers $ 2,000
Used Bravo 1 Lower Housing w/1.25" prop Shaft $ 750
Rebuilding Lower with XR Gears and Upper Shaft $ 2,100
Hardin Drive Shower $ 130

Still to come Custom Dry/Wet Exhaust Tails $1,800 ?
Engine Install $1,500 ?

Longer Trim Tabs next summer $2,000
External Hyd Steering next summer $3,000

What will I have:

A Fully warranted 700HP 89Octane Engine that can continue on with me in any boat I may have in the future
A Fully warranted outdrive by my local guy, who is dying to see what we end up with that can also move with me one day

Piece of mind in knowing I have a well know Builder invested in the success of my engine

My local repair shop that is working closely with my builder and is excited as I am about the project

Money well spent!
I don't know much about anything, but it sure seems like setting this boat up without hydraulic steering from the start would be a big mistake.
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Old 03-17-2016, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by distantthunder View Post
This is too funny, especially when it pops up in an email while I'm at work. HAHA!
Glad I could brighten your day sir!
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