Notices

Outboard Conversions

Old 05-04-2020, 12:01 PM
  #1  
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Thread Starter
 
Tom A.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 4,274
Received 49 Likes on 15 Posts
Default Outboard Conversions

I have seen a bunch of older go fast boats and cruisers restored and "resto-modded" with outboards.
I really like the idea of building or buying one down the road instead of a center console.
Eventually I see something like 48 Fountain Express in my future or maybe the addition of a ZRC island hopper......

Let's see what you got & also would love to hear some real world feedback on how they run, set up issues, etc.





Tom A. is offline  
Old 05-04-2020, 12:29 PM
  #2  
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Merritt Island, FL
Posts: 5,059
Received 194 Likes on 122 Posts
Default

Put a wrap around on that and it would be cool. I am like you, wouldn't have a issue with OB's but don't want a CC, just not for me. AT tried the OB sport boat and it doesn't seem like it went.

People love the OB cats but it seems like the OB V market is all CC's.
Wildman_grafix is offline  
Old 05-04-2020, 01:20 PM
  #3  
VP of the tickfaw200
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: baton rouge, louisiana
Posts: 1,951
Likes: 0
Received 32 Likes on 16 Posts
Default

I want to do a gladiator with ob power
caseyh is offline  
The following users liked this post:
bulletbob (05-04-2020)
Old 05-05-2020, 08:52 AM
  #4  
VIP Member
VIP Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Quinlan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Tulsa, GLOC
Posts: 3,702
Received 124 Likes on 62 Posts
Default

Blasphemy^^^^
Quinlan is offline  
The following users liked this post:
315duramax (05-05-2020)
Old 05-05-2020, 10:56 AM
  #5  
Registered
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Syracuse Ny
Posts: 1,467
Received 42 Likes on 23 Posts
Default

This whole OB trend is so lame 🤦🏽‍♂️
315duramax is offline  
Old 05-05-2020, 12:14 PM
  #6  
Registered
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Traverse City, Michigan
Posts: 4,457
Received 130 Likes on 71 Posts
Default

Money pit/schedule/resale are the words that comes to mind. I'm sure this could be done with the direction OB power is going and a structural design that accommodates hanging 3-4 engines off the back.
Interceptor is offline  
Old 05-05-2020, 12:25 PM
  #7  
Registered
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Traverse City, Michigan
Posts: 4,457
Received 130 Likes on 71 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by 315duramax View Post
This whole OB trend is so lame 🤦🏽‍♂️
Maybe understanding why someone does things is part of your maturing process.
Interceptor is offline  
The following 4 users liked this post by Interceptor:
davidmercury (05-05-2020), larslindroth (05-06-2020), rak rua (05-05-2020), ttuton (05-05-2020)
Old 05-05-2020, 12:36 PM
  #8  
Registered
 
Knot 4 Me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Central IL, LOTO
Posts: 7,673
Received 164 Likes on 77 Posts
Default

Though they obviously sound tame around the docks, the 450’s sing a sweet song while running.
Knot 4 Me is offline  
The following 2 users liked this post by Knot 4 Me:
larslindroth (05-06-2020), Nate5.0 (05-05-2020)
Old 05-05-2020, 04:17 PM
  #9  
Registered
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Indianapolis, IN/ Punta Gorda, FL
Posts: 1,236
Received 25 Likes on 18 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by 315duramax View Post
This whole OB trend is so lame 🤦🏽‍♂️
Why? Dont get me wrong, nothing beats the sound or speed of a traditional V bottom with BB engines, but still. We use our Nor-Tech CC far more than our Formula 382 or Donzi 43ZR mostly because we know the outboards wont have issues.
PremierPOWER is offline  
The following users liked this post:
Nate5.0 (05-05-2020)
Old 05-05-2020, 04:34 PM
  #10  
Registered
 
Bostonirish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: S. Boston MA
Posts: 823
Received 39 Likes on 21 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Wildman_grafix View Post
Put a wrap around on that and it would be cool. I am like you, wouldn't have a issue with OB's but don't want a CC, just not for me. AT tried the OB sport boat and it doesn't seem like it went.

People love the OB cats but it seems like the OB V market is all CC's.
did you check out the new 29 Outerlimits outboard ? I think it looks great.
Bostonirish is offline  
The following 2 users liked this post by Bostonirish:
242LS (05-05-2020), larslindroth (05-06-2020)

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.