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Old 03-18-2023, 05:58 PM
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I agree with everything you said except that outboards are just a fad. Even though they ruin the looks of a boat and kill the ability to use the swim platform, they're relatively cheap to maintain and get good fuel economy.
Ten years ago, this message board was busy but a lot of those guys have gotten old. Their generation worked hard, getting ahead was easier, and a dollar went a lot further. Those guys have phased from offshores with big blocks to center consoles/pontoons with outboards for family time or if they're still into going fast a small cat with outboards. The performance boat industry shifted towards following that generation into their golden years rather than trying to lure in a new young customer base.
We have half a dozen quad/triple merc boats (4x450r's,4x350verados,4x300,ect).
All 2021 and newer.
Most can't make it through one day trip without some kind of issue...
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Old 03-19-2023, 08:38 AM
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We have half a dozen quad/triple merc boats (4x450r's,4x350verados,4x300,ect).
All 2021 and newer.
Most can't make it through one day trip without some kind of issue...
Motor or something else?

Our group being in a different income class has older OBs and I/Os.

Old OBs are no more reliable than the I/Os. Not a lot of the newer V8 mercs yet, I would think those should be more reliable just because they are new and the designs are better.
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Old 03-19-2023, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Velocity941
We have half a dozen quad/triple merc boats (4x450r's,4x350verados,4x300,ect).
All 2021 and newer.
Most can't make it through one day trip without some kind of issue...

Honestly - I've wondered that the last couple years Would seem to me there was always a sensor that could go bad, always a limp home mode possibility, so much technology to cause issues.

I'm all for the technology but 600hp big blocks should be DAMN reliable at this point.

All that said, I would expect OB lowers to be much more reliable, serviceable than IO drives. I'm sure the net reliability falls to the OB's, but I can't imagine they aren't without challenges. I'll stick to my IO's until age prevents it. Speaking of, better head to my shop and start pulling water pumps.
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All motor related issues.
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Originally Posted by Velocity941
We have half a dozen quad/triple merc boats (4x450r's,4x350verados,4x300,ect).
All 2021 and newer.
Most can't make it through one day trip without some kind of issue...
I don't agree with the fuel milage either. A 42 CC with quad 450's gets the same fuel milage as my 43 Super V with twin 1075's.
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Old 03-19-2023, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Velocity941
We have half a dozen quad/triple merc boats (4x450r's,4x350verados,4x300,ect).
All 2021 and newer.
Most can't make it through one day trip without some kind of issue...
Between myself and the guys I fish offshore with we have 5 outboard CCs.
From my little 25 world cat to a 42 yellowfin with quad Yamaha 425s there is almost never a time someone doesnt have some issue. For what were doing, their better than I/Os but still have plenty of problems.
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Old 03-19-2023, 05:13 PM
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The old adage is still true... If it flies, floats, or f*cks, it will give you problems.
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Originally Posted by DrFeelgood
The old adage is still true... If it flies, floats, or f*cks, rent it.
fixed it....
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Originally Posted by F-2 Speedy
fixed it....
Your version and mine are both correct.
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Old 03-19-2023, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by DrFeelgood
The old adage is still true... If it flies, floats, or f*cks, it will give you problems.
one of my all time favorite sayings lol!
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