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Old 09-08-2011, 02:20 PM
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Default 7 marine 557 outboard engine?

does anybody know when or if they are going to post a video or some performance numbers on these engines any information would be good
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Well they said sometime late summer. Well Labor was last weekend I guess they missed another target. I do love the warranty Bull$hit though.
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Well they said sometime late summer. Well Labor was last weekend I guess they missed another target. I do love the warranty Bull$hit though.
thanks for the info
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Time flies when you have a deadline. So far I haven't seen a single real world report. Let's hope they make it happen.
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Time flies when you have a deadline. So far I haven't seen a single real world report. Let's hope they make it happen.
yeah i would really like to see some #'s on those engines
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I doubt they will survive more than 1 year IF they actually even make it to market. It's target consumer is such a small part and no dealers going to stock a single $60k motor I doubt they'll make it. It's unfortunate and I wish them all the best but I think it's business suicide.
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I believe their target market is the guys who run those triple engine fish/race boats. The story is they can use only two instead of three and go even faster. A friend has one of those triple yellowfins. Boy it sure does go fast, and it really likes it high test gasoline, but just can't see it as a regular offshore fishing boat. They are fair-weather boats. Plus try to troll at anything over 6 kts. All you can see is the sky. Maybe they are great FLA boats, but the northeast canyons are not it's home turf.
Sure my old Bertram only does 20 kts, but it does 20 kts day in and day out. No worries about a wave coming over the transom either. It troll 2.5 kts for stripers, 5-10 kts for tuna all with the same trim. None!!!!!!!
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I know some of the engineers in Wisconsin working on it and drive train is a problem. Engine is connected to lower unit drive shaft via a belt, just like a blower on a top fuel dragster. Belt connection is cheap but it creates heat and wear and life is too short. Other problems are corrosion in engine between dissimilar materials.
I don't expect it to be a viable option.
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Seems to me, they Jumped the gun a bit taking the engine to Miami when it had barely turned a prop.
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I believe their target market is the guys who run those triple engine fish/race boats. The story is they can use only two instead of three and go even faster. A friend has one of those triple yellowfins. Boy it sure does go fast, and it really likes it high test gasoline, but just can't see it as a regular offshore fishing boat. They are fair-weather boats. Plus try to troll at anything over 6 kts. All you can see is the sky. Maybe they are great FLA boats, but the northeast canyons are not it's home turf.
Sure my old Bertram only does 20 kts, but it does 20 kts day in and day out. No worries about a wave coming over the transom either. It troll 2.5 kts for stripers, 5-10 kts for tuna all with the same trim. None!!!!!!!
Hull speed is greater the longer it is. Your assesment of not being able to troll over 6 knots if founded in actual usage would indicate a poorly designed hull. The 35' CC I'm fortunate to fish on doesn't display those characteristics from idle to planing speed. We have trolled from 10-22 knts this season for wahoo. We also avg about 100 miles of just trolling each trip usually at 8-9knts for tuna or marlin. I'm 5'7 with 2 others much shorter than I am on the crew so you can see we are well aware of this phenomenon
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So they run a big article in a boat magazine, state that sea trials will be done this summer---and then leave us all hanging???

Someone somewhere must know we are asking about these motors? This is the Biggest boating and fishing website in the world, right?

So "Seven marine", the two young guys and their dad in the picture, whats going on and when will we see more info on these motors??

Thank you, Paul
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So they run a big article in a boat magazine, state that sea trials will be done this summer---and then leave us all hanging???

Someone somewhere must know we are asking about these motors? This is the Biggest boating and fishing website in the world, right?

So "Seven marine", the two young guys and their dad in the picture, whats going on and when will we see more info on these motors??

Thank you, Paul

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Testing is underway, and more info will be coming out soon!!!!

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Hate to hear it may not come through. Seems like a viable product at the right price. Twins at 1100hp vs tripples or quads. Seems logical that Yamaha or Mercury will continue to go bigger as well.
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I'm not sure how many people can or will pay $70,000.00 for an outboard motor.
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I agree they should have waited a year before going to Miami, why take a product that appears to be another year away to the big dance.

I could see it now, hello 7-marine I love your motor and would like to put a deposit on two, sorry buddy we have not even heard the thing run yet, we are hoping this projuct works and only here (Miami) for the lime life at this point.
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all the people that bought them are paying for their R&D. smart on their end. dumb on the buyers end maybe for putting money down on something that doesn't even work yet.
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I think their market is more like the tenders for mega yachts. Those spending 20 million and up on a yacht wouldnt think twice about powering a tender with something as unique as this.
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Maybe im missing something here, with Yamaha, Mercury, Suzuki being million dollars companys and having the R&D to develop such a big motor and having the boat mfg to put them on, why havent they done something yet? I'm not bashing 7 and i wish them all the luck, just curious.
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Testing is underway, and more info will be coming out soon!!!!

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