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Old 05-15-2014, 07:37 AM
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figured we cluttering up enough other peoples threads with or BS and outboard questions that this was needed.

we can rag on each other, share info, and keyboard race here without F'n with the other guys threads LOL.

the more I run the outboards, the more I like em, but of course I would like 100+ more reliable HP per side right now lol. I still wonder why one of the outboard manufacturers has not stepped up the performance in the offshore outboards yet?
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does anyone know if the 250 sho Yamaha can be bumped up? I have one on the bay boat...seems to be pretty stout!!
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I've heard that a 400HP Rude will be released to go head-on with the Merc's Racing 400HP

[ Evinrude Hi Perf V6, not the 400HP, but looks cool with short mids ]






[ Merc's new big V8 racing engine ]




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now that's SHORT mids LOL.
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Some folks may just want a better handling boat and not necessarily more HP

this can be achieved by using other maker's props, shortening the mids, changing the ECU, and blue-printing the lowers




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Having a lighter rear may also aid in good running characteristics.

Has anyone played with lighter steering components in the rear? The tie-bar and the wing plates can easily add close to 100 lbs in the rear.

What other materials can be used for the tie-bar?





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So Craig, now that you have some seat time in the Skater, how are you liking it? Comfortable enough to be an everyday boat and get rid of the Sunsation?
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noli, I have not done a thing to either of the skaters. I have only run them as I got em. I do think the 308 could use some tweaking on height.. maybe able to raise them a little more, and of course props... Not sure if anyone makes lighter wing plates or tie bars..worth looking into.

John, the 308 IMO is a much better everyday boat than the 28. It is huge in comparison. the ride is better due to that. now for hauling azz, the 28 hands down. its a little hot rod even with the 260's instead of 280's. patti is still not sold on the cat's so the sunsation will stay for now. she is coming around though, think she would be more comfortable with a wrap around windshield.


forgot to add noli...F that cable steering on the E-tech LOL that's crazy!!

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That victory looks to have titanium wing plates and tie bar. Many stern drive cats already use Ti tie bars.
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Craig, Great job on the thread! Sure there will be a lot of BS on here!! LOL... We all can keep dreaming of a 400hp Mercury Racing outboard in the near future that will not sink our boats. That thing that went to Dubai is a hybrid for now. Not to mention butt ugly. The go to Yamaha guy who builds a lot nasty motors is Hydra-Tec. Ask for Wayne Worthy. Nice guy. They work on Mercury's also. Who knows maybe I'll have a set 400hp motors one day...
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