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Old 01-16-2005, 07:55 AM
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TOM,,,,,,,,,, I SAW THE ABOVE PHOTOS IN PERSON ON FRIDAY.. THE BEST OF LUCK !!!! ANOTHER PHOTO SHOW?????????????? OH WELL I'LL SAY IT AGAIN !!!!!!! THANK YOU RICK !!!!!! P.S. TOM MAKE IT OUT IN FEB. IF YOU CAN TO SEE YOUR BOAT WE WILL ALL HOOK UP FOR SUPERBOAT PARTY!!!!! OH YEA THESE L.I. GUYS PARTY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GARY
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Old 01-18-2005, 12:31 PM
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Rick,
I talked to John, he really did'nt want to committ to any kind of completion date for some reason. The only thing he said was it would be sooner than expected. What's your opinion?
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Old 01-18-2005, 12:41 PM
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Hey Tom,
Just scanned through your thread again.
So what engine and drive are you have JC bolt in/on?
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Old 01-18-2005, 01:00 PM
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Pat,
I ordered the boat with the 496 mag and Xr drive just to get it ordered. I'm having a hard time deciding which way to go. I have some $ on top of this package to play with for motor upgrades as we speak, but not 25g's as most builders are charging for motors.(wife issues) I have the capability myself to build an engine, however I'm not sure what all I would need for a true drop in engine for JC to install.
I may do a cam change and Whipple the 496, but I would prefer a 502 or 540 for the availabilty of perf. parts and reliability.
I would welcome any help from anyone in your neck of the woods...
Thanks Tom
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Old 01-18-2005, 03:08 PM
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Hi Tom,
It is much more cost effective to buy an engine drive package from Mercruiser. Buying the drive, gimble, trim pump, and... as separate parts will cost a lot more. But as you said there are not that many upgrade options for the new 496 as of yet. A Whipple system may be the best way to achieve your goal with a 496. Will it require internal mods as well as the supercharger though??? It's too bad Merc. doesn't offer a carburetted 502 or 540 any longer; those new 525EFI's are too much $$. It would be a much easier upgrade the 502 to the 650+HP you want to have in the end.
JC normally installs high powered engines from MRD, but I know you don't want a custom engine from a builder 3000 miles away.
Having her rigged with the 496HO from the start is likely your best option. You will take delivery of your boat ready to rumble. You can run her for a while. Then sell off the 496 and replace it with a 540 or upgrade the 496...
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Old 01-18-2005, 03:34 PM
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TOM, BANG FOR THE MONEY YOU CAN'T GO WRONG WITH 496 HO !! WE WERE JOHN AND RICK ALL WEEK END TALKING BOATS AND MOTORS . WHEN YOU LOOK AT SPEED TO COST HO. COMES UP A WINNER !!! BUT I DO UNDERSTAND THE NEVER ENDING QUEST FOR A LITTLE MORE TOP END !!!! TOUGH CALL I KNOW, GARY.........
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Old 01-19-2005, 07:32 PM
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Tom,

Finished coring the deck today. I'll send you a few shots tomorrow after I grind it all smooth.

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Old 01-19-2005, 08:19 PM
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Thanks Rick. All the guys here at work can't believe the customer support your giving us. I show them the pics and thier shocked.
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Tom,
The deck is completely cored, and I will be laying the glass on the front deck tomorrow hopefully. Enjoy the pics.

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Old 01-20-2005, 08:44 PM
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Wow, that looks stong. Is that what they call Baltek or something like that?
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