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Old 03-20-2004, 12:04 PM
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Crazy Gregg in Ft. Lauderdale puts 10,000 hours on his boats before he buys a new one. He drives Sonic's for the wide walkways to the bow. I will call him for some engine stories. He has a charter business for performance boat rides.
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Old 03-20-2004, 12:18 PM
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The Black Thunder I used to own had 500 hp carb motors with bravo 1 drives

I put 430 hours on the boat in three years

when i sold it i had done nothing but change oil, impellers , sparkplugs, and a drive seal o ring
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rule of thumb.. 75% of the power 75% of the time...
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Old 03-20-2004, 03:44 PM
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I shoot for 3 seasons now......then I get nervous...
Dyno... Remember I get to use your boat for SOTW this year. Your engines wont make threw the day

Just kidding we will be able to limp it back to the dock.
 
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#1 enemy of any high hp engine= low quality fuel.

You never know what you are getting when fueling in marinas
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Old 03-20-2004, 04:31 PM
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Fred you should have kept the 30!!!
Na, the 40 has A/C!!!!!!!
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Old 03-20-2004, 04:46 PM
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how bout 85 hrs on my first 383.. valve springs broke, valves seals gone, roller rockers rough shape.. Everything else looked great..


this years 383 had 45 hrs on it, valve springs broke, valve & seats beat to death. not to bad for a strung out small block.


Naaaa i don't drive em hard

if it is ever below 5000 rpm.. it must be docked
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A Friend of mine has a 419 Formula w/ triple 500h.p with almost 600 hrs. Never had a problem on any of them.
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A friend in florida has a 02 38 Sonic with 2200 hrs on it last time I was there. It is a 496 boat speedboatrides.com
 
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It's all about regular oil changes....and a little bit of luck!!!!


I would have to say more luck then anything
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