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09-15-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By GatorMD

I'll be there! looking forward to the run with...

I'll be there! looking forward to the run with all motors working (crossing fingers)! lol
09-12-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By GatorMD

In terms of going OUT and beaching Gulf side, I...

In terms of going OUT and beaching Gulf side, I have very little experience. I actually only go out in the gulf to go fishing. Never felt safe bringing my boat all the way to shore on Pcola beach or...
09-12-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By GatorMD

F14, I do it all the time and never had issues,...

F14, I do it all the time and never had issues, yet.
At Ft. McRee on the south side. Sand island is very shallow so I too will back up, walk it back and anchor with a bow and stern.
Robertson...
09-09-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By GatorMD

Very sad to hear. Im sorry for the community and...

Very sad to hear. Im sorry for the community and his families loss. Seemed like a great person to be around. My condolences.
09-01-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By GatorMD

my brother owned a 2007 30ft I believe with twin...

my brother owned a 2007 30ft I believe with twin 300s. what info you are you looking for?
08-27-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,406
Posted By GatorMD

yikes, glad to hear he walked away! what kind of...

yikes, glad to hear he walked away! what kind of lifejacket was he wearinG?? Do you all wear helmets with boats at that kind of speed??
08-26-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,514
Posted By GatorMD

Agreed guys. It's always a risk, which I...

Agreed guys. It's always a risk, which I definitely took. But, this is my FIRST boat and during the build the 450R came out- I had to have em! So, here I am while the other 400R boaters are living...
08-25-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,514
Posted By GatorMD

That was the issue originally when the motor shut...

That was the issue originally when the motor shut down the first time (was about 75miles offshore in a solid 3-5ft chop around 30mph). Mechanic said the exhaust temp got up to about 1800deg (yes I...
08-24-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,514
Posted By GatorMD

Update: Those parts eventually came in, and...

Update:

Those parts eventually came in, and when we splashed the boat for sea trial. Sure enough, the motor didnt run. My mercury mechanic went through all the sensors and the PCMa I believe was...
08-24-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By GatorMD

pretty boat! Set up for lake life and "poker...

pretty boat! Set up for lake life and "poker runs" with the dual row seating. Electronics really jack up the price. Having a triple 450 39 Nortech myself, you guys are in the right ball park, again...
08-07-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,361
Posted By GatorMD

AWESOME!!!! that rear shot is so sick! I've...

AWESOME!!!! that rear shot is so sick!

I've been slowly eying those MTI's I heard theres quite the waitlist?
08-06-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By GatorMD

done

done
08-06-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,514
Posted By GatorMD

SLIPPERY- your points are all very valid and I...

SLIPPERY- your points are all very valid and I have absolutely considered them during this. Thank you for taking the time to draw parallels with the auto industry. This kind of thing unfortunately...
08-06-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,514
Posted By GatorMD

Im sharing my personal factual experience with...

Im sharing my personal factual experience with Mercury, if it comes across as bad mouthing well then at least Iím not the only person that perceives this as being a problem. My intent isnít to bad...
08-06-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,514
Posted By GatorMD

I understand that but, in that scenario STOP...

I understand that but, in that scenario STOP selling new motors and use them for parts for the customers who already dropped their $$$ and entered that warranty agreement with you.
08-06-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,514
Posted By GatorMD

let me tell you, not much running wide open on my...

let me tell you, not much running wide open on my boat. They 100% should be pulling parts from motors and shipping to customers. #1 we already paid for them #2, we have a warranty for situations like...
08-05-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,514
Posted By GatorMD

Exactly my point. Very quick to sell the new...

Exactly my point. Very quick to sell the new motors for $$$$ but, then when something breaks. "Sorry those parts are on backorder" well heck, pull it from one of those motors on a crate!!!!! I have a...
08-05-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,514
Posted By GatorMD

frustrated with mercury racing

For now the THIRD time since I've had my 450Rs, Ive had an issue which is obviously covered by "Warranty" but now have to wait WEEKS before parts get here because, well, they are on backorder. I...
08-02-2020, 02:04 PM
07-28-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By GatorMD

Im late to the game but, Mahogany Mill is very...

Im late to the game but, Mahogany Mill is very clean and also on Bayou Chico, never had issues with my 39 CC.

F14- got room for a Nortech? I'm local and always between Destin and OBA!
07-18-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,109
Posted By GatorMD

haha all good brotha! I can only hear the Yamaha...

haha all good brotha! I can only hear the Yamaha fans roast me for that one. but hey, pays off to have multiple OB :D
07-18-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,109
Posted By GatorMD

Back to the OP. triple 400R on a 34 nortech is...

Back to the OP. triple 400R on a 34 nortech is PLENTY fast..
07-18-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,109
Posted By GatorMD

Fuel pressure issue. When I went for my 100 hr...

Fuel pressure issue. When I went for my 100 hr service, fuel filters were on back order from mercury. "They" said it would be ok. So I'm thinking its the fuel filter. Dont worry, a 39 Nortech running...
07-18-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,109
Posted By GatorMD

I fish my 390 with trips and its a great...

I fish my 390 with trips and its a great application. I would shoot for the triple boat. handling is by far better. I dont think quads is necessary on the 340 at all. No need for the extra motor to...
07-07-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By GatorMD

I have the HD drives on mine. I am strongly...

I have the HD drives on mine. I am strongly considering starting to mess around with props.

I think 500hp is reasonable for the platform. Agree maybe 550 is much. But, a 500HP outboard would be...
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