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Old 11-26-2004, 09:50 AM
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Old 11-26-2004, 10:16 AM
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If I were running in salt water I wouldn't even think about inboards or I/O setups.
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Old 11-26-2004, 10:53 AM
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i thought you were looking for something with a cabin with enclosed head, etc. ?
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Old 11-26-2004, 10:58 AM
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Ive had just about every skater made 36ft up with big blocks. I took a 30 motion on trade with 2.5's. After rebuilding one powerhead and one lower, it has run flawlesssly.

I dont do anything to it, as long as water is squirting out and it has fuel pressure, Im gone.

It will do 70mph all day long. I missed the sound for awhile, but I got used to it.

Now Im looking for a 32 skater with egg beaters.

It will be real interesting to see what merc does with the verado at the miami boat show, Ive heard 400hp. And the boost is electronic controlled. (chip in the future) maybe like on some diesel trucks where you can dial in the power.

Just my thoughts.

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Old 11-26-2004, 11:23 AM
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dock,
i thought you were looking for something with a cabin with enclosed head, etc. ?
We're going back and forth - as soon as I thought we were settled on a 32 AT or 35 Cafe, the Admiral brings up a Formula SS, a boat we've looked at time and again. So we're still assessing what would work best for us with kids and all. Formula 330 SS would be nice, but you're lucky to break 60 and it's almost too big to trailer if we want to visit the other side of the state. Traditional offshore doesn't have a lot of room for guests or kids. So, maybe something like a Concept?

I ought to say fugit and buy a Searay!
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Old 11-26-2004, 11:42 AM
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The grass is always greener on the other side. I like my outboards but I must say that I would love the rumble of a couple of big blocks. My next boat will be an I/O just because of the rumble. I posted about a year ago asking how I can make my 300's louder. By the way.. Being a bilge rat can stink but depending how far apart they are, getting between those outboards can be a pain too. If the boat is on a trailer you will be working from a ladder too... But... At the end of the day it is less maintenance. Hope I haven't confused you too much
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Old 11-26-2004, 01:36 PM
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TimG. I am real interested in the 250 E-Techs. I have not seen any here in Tampa yet. Are they out on they market? Nothing wrong with your work boat! I'd love your job!
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Yep, they're available. I sent you a PM..

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Old 11-26-2004, 01:54 PM
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Mcollinstn,

Why are the 2.5 carb motors junk? And if so, what is the best replacement for the money. I.E. 32 Skater with twin 300's or trip 2.5's, any help would be appreciated.

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whirlygig,

I think you taking his comment opposite of what he meant.
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Old 11-26-2004, 04:08 PM
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Outboards, Cats, Eggbeaters.... That's not the darkside...
THAT is the dark side!!!
Go right ahead you Red Wings fan you!
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