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Today, 12:19 PM
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Posted By floridarob

Both motors are great motors....each have their...

Both motors are great motors....each have their advantages.
For us, the two stroke advantages outweighed the 4 stroke advantages and we had a good dealer in town.....
07-06-2019, 07:15 AM
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Posted By floridarob

as alloyboy stated, If it's a dressed powerhead,...

as alloyboy stated, If it's a dressed powerhead, I'd have no concerns.
Do you have a certified ETEC dealer close by? Have them run the numbers or post over on etecownersgroup.com
If the work was...
07-06-2019, 07:08 AM
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Posted By floridarob

My thoughts to a T......we had alot of fun, and...

My thoughts to a T......we had alot of fun, and even though we were not in much traffic at all, I still feel lucky that no one was hurt....you can hit a wave the wrong way or if the kids aren't ready...
07-03-2019, 11:31 AM
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Posted By floridarob

Do the verados have an optical crank sensor...

Do the verados have an optical crank sensor similar to the Evinrudes? If so, it could be a crank sensor.
07-02-2019, 07:56 AM
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Posted By floridarob

It is my understanding that G2 150 HO's are about...

It is my understanding that G2 150 HO's are about 167 HP with tons of torque.....if you can swing it, and they will mount up nice on your boat, that would be a good way to go.....as you said, all of...
07-02-2019, 07:46 AM
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Posted By floridarob

Great post.....we run a 97 Marlin, came to us...

Great post.....we run a 97 Marlin, came to us with F225's....I would not recommend those engines on this hull at all....F250's or other 250's are a huge improvement....the 225's had a hard time...
07-01-2019, 07:49 AM
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Posted By floridarob

Did your dad ever get his G2 issues sorted out?

Did your dad ever get his G2 issues sorted out?
06-28-2019, 03:12 PM
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Posted By floridarob

So, if i understand you correctly, when an engine...

So, if i understand you correctly, when an engine brings torque on early in the rpm curve, it would have more mid rpm torque and essentially power.....which would equate to being able to keep a boat...
06-28-2019, 02:05 PM
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Posted By floridarob

It's pretty well known they were around 208...

It's pretty well known they were around 208 hp......but even more so, their torque sucked as well....was damn near impossible to hold our Grady on a slow plane in a following sea.....just did not...
06-28-2019, 11:29 AM
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Posted By floridarob

If you are looking at a Marlin, it will be...

If you are looking at a Marlin, it will be somewhat under powered with the F225's....that's what ours had when we discovered the exhaust corrosion.
We had numerous issues with the Yams....that being...
06-27-2019, 02:00 PM
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Posted By floridarob

I would notify my insurance company of a possible...

I would notify my insurance company of a possible strike, call your agent, hopefully you have a good working relationship.
I'm in technology/electronics....and have been for 28 years.....lightning...
06-26-2019, 03:59 PM
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Posted By floridarob

Yeah....I get it....that's if they are set on...

Yeah....I get it....that's if they are set on XD-50, and absolutely nothing wrong with that....they run fine on it....the XD-100 runs a little cleaner, and on the XD-100 setting you have to use it...
06-26-2019, 03:13 PM
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Posted By floridarob

You need to find a new source for oil.....we pay...

You need to find a new source for oil.....we pay about $33-35/gallon.
06-26-2019, 06:41 AM
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Views: 1,244
Posted By floridarob

Twin 2007 250 Etecs....had them since new. ...

Twin 2007 250 Etecs....had them since new.
Normal 3 year/300 hour maintenance.....
Other maintenance....we lost a lower unit after the mechanic failed to fill it with lube during a service...it was...
06-19-2019, 10:00 AM
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Posted By floridarob

Yeah....DI 2 strokes will do that......it's...

Yeah....DI 2 strokes will do that......it's always good to have an open mind........I bet they give you just as good fuel economy too.....
06-15-2019, 06:30 AM
06-13-2019, 02:22 PM
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Posted By floridarob

Guess you missed the part where the CEO of BRP...

Guess you missed the part where the CEO of BRP said "competitive pricing" so the dealers could sell more units....especially for repowers.
06-13-2019, 02:21 PM
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Posted By floridarob

Guess you missed where the CEO of BRP said...

Guess you missed where the CEO of BRP said "competitive pricing" so dealers can sell more units......
06-13-2019, 08:43 AM
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Posted By floridarob

They still have the 150 V6 if you want speed, and...

They still have the 150 V6 if you want speed, and it will pretty much smoke any other 4 stroke lethargic 150 on the market, with the 150 Merc being pretty close.
06-13-2019, 08:37 AM
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Posted By floridarob

So, from what this article is stating, we finally...

So, from what this article is stating, we finally see the RAVE applied ......and the 150 is a real 150....even with just 3 cylinders.....interesting......good article....
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06-11-2019, 02:25 PM
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Posted By floridarob

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-...

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06-11-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 27,222
Posted By floridarob

Actually I didn't get anything like any of what's...

Actually I didn't get anything like any of what's being said above from his comments.
He knows the market.....Pontoon boats are taking off......he's looking 8-12 years in the future....pretty smart...
06-11-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 18,133
Posted By floridarob

Pretty big change here as well, going from a V6...

Pretty big change here as well, going from a V6 135HO to a 3 cylinder 150......I bet the fuel efficiency will be off the charts.....
06-11-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 18,133
Posted By floridarob

This will prove very interesting as Yam, Merc and...

This will prove very interesting as Yam, Merc and Zuke all have the 4 cylinder 115-200 hp line....which was really nice efficiency wise.....The 140 zuke and the 150 merc had become the engine of...
06-11-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,025
Posted By floridarob

We're only at about 800 right now.....we average...

We're only at about 800 right now.....we average 60-70 hours per year.....this boat is used primarily for offshore fishing, usually average 2 trips per month or so.....
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