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Discussion in 'Newbie Lounge - NEW' started by billnpat, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. sea salt

    sea salt New Member

    102
    Jul 9, 2008
    Long Island
    300DA
    Twin 7.4 Mercs
    Nike!!!!!
     
  2. Jack F

    Jack F Active Member

    Oct 3, 2008
    Cape Cod
    2008 240DA,
    Garmin 545s,
    North Star NS100ss.
    MMSI#338093894
    350 Mag Seacore BR3
    Reebok!!!!
     
  3. HUMPH

    HUMPH Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2009
    SF BAY AREA
    2003 410DA,
    2004 C14 Caribe
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda
    Asics?????
     
  4. BiffStroganoffsky

    BiffStroganoffsky New Member

    46
    Jun 1, 2009
    WA
    175 BR
    3.0 Merc
    You two are idiots! :)
     
  5. Jack F

    Jack F Active Member

    Oct 3, 2008
    Cape Cod
    2008 240DA,
    Garmin 545s,
    North Star NS100ss.
    MMSI#338093894
    350 Mag Seacore BR3
    No their not..:)
     
  6. Jack F

    Jack F Active Member

    Oct 3, 2008
    Cape Cod
    2008 240DA,
    Garmin 545s,
    North Star NS100ss.
    MMSI#338093894
    350 Mag Seacore BR3
    [​IMG]
     
  7. avguy

    avguy New Member

    715
    Dec 19, 2006
    East TN
    '05 240 Sundeck
    350 Mag
    Red ball jets......make you run faster & jump higher :lol:
     
  8. billnpat

    billnpat New Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 15, 2009
    Lindenhurst N.Y.
    Twin-Zeus-Cummins QSC 600 (T-574 hp - 420 kW) Zeus Propulsion includes Helm joystick, Onan 21.5Kw di
    Twin-Zeus-Cummins QSC 600 (T-574 hp - 420 kW) Zeus Propulsion includes Helm joystick, Skyhook® Stati
    We'll after i started this thread i was wondering if id get the answer to my question
    WHEW!!! I must say i surely got it......... and then some.....:smt038
     
  9. Daddubo

    Daddubo New Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    ILLINOIS / Chain O Lakes
    Really Nice for a 97
    40 HP Force
    That is the good thing about this site. The answers are all over the place so pick the one that you like.:grin:
    " Opinion's are like butt holes everyone has one.:lol:
     
  10. sprink56

    sprink56 New Member

    Oct 28, 2008
    West Palm Beach, Fl
    1979 255 Liberator
    twin Mercruiser 450 HP I/O on Bravo I Drives
    My philosophy is along the lines of the late Smokey Yunick...one of the best Engineers and Mechanics that ever lived.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smokey_Yunick

    He had the belief that if you crowd any piece of mechanical equipment...you shorten it's service life. That applies to engines, brakes, transmissions, air frames, boat hulls, etc.

    Some engines and equipment are designed to withstand more abuse than others. That being said, always know that if you push something repeatedly to its peak withstand rating it will fail.

    On the other hand, these engines were designed to run. Having them sit around with little or no exercise can be equally as punishing if not more so.:thumbsup:
     
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  11. If you guys remember ??. I'm the the one that put 615hrs on my boat engines in one season :smt038. With not one breakdown !!. I guess it all boils down to... You run your boat the way you want to and I'll run mine the way I want to. :thumbsup:
     
  12. I'll never sell it !!. I have 2 rebuilt 5.7's ready to go in it if needed. :thumbsup:.
     
  13. sprink56

    sprink56 New Member

    Oct 28, 2008
    West Palm Beach, Fl
    1979 255 Liberator
    twin Mercruiser 450 HP I/O on Bravo I Drives
    Here to ya Capt. for keeping those small block Chevys together and strong for so long...they were born to run.:thumbsup:

    Remember though...at WOT in your boat at maybe 4600~4700 RPM...you are only pushing those 350's to about 80%~85% of what they were designed to do...even in the standard performance configuration. That's not selling you short though...most guys do well to get 500~600 hours total from them over 10~15 years.:thumbsup:

    In cars, I have cammed and fueled 327~350 Chevys to spin 6500~7000 RPM on a regular basis and I have never broken one at the bottom or cracked a piston or rod. I have broken some valve springs ...but no biggie...it lived to run another day.

    BTW...how are those Cobras holding up? I have heard that they are very strong and OMC never got their due on those drives because they went out of business.I have never heard of one breaking.
     
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  15. lucknow

    lucknow New Member

    42
    Oct 13, 2008
    New England
    1989 Express Cruiser
    Mercruiser T/454's FWC
    Now that's funny, I don't care who you are
    (quote:Larry the cable guy)
    I actually laughed out loud with your responses,
    Thank You
     
  16. Daddubo

    Daddubo New Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    ILLINOIS / Chain O Lakes
    Really Nice for a 97
    40 HP Force
    Like my lovely wife said it is all about the fun not worring about what if, and IT'S ALL ABOUT THE FUN is the name that will be going on our boat. So"Hammer Down" when you need a little more wind in your sails.:grin:
     
  17. You have a SMART Lady right there. :smt038. I rest my case.
     
  18. Salap178

    Salap178 New Member

    12
    Dec 17, 2009
    Ocean & lakes
    1996 230 Overnighter
    5.7 Alpha 1 1995 GMC Yukon 4x4
    Oh Man , I wore those All Stars through High school & college, they were the best and then they dissapeared.
    Converse arrived at 8 times the price , crap......
     

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