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  1. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbplus10 View Post
    They had to drop the lower outdrive, remove a lube pump, and reclock the drive gears (Volvo Penta) took about 2 hours which is what it took me last time, the impeller on Volvo Penta's is buried in the outdrive. Plus I had them do a lube change on the engine, outdrive, power steering, and hydraulic trim system.
    Normally I do all my own work but this summer since I'm working 12-14hr days 6 days a week if I want any time on the boat I'm having to farm out repairs so my 1 day off a week I can relax.
    Dang I've never dealt with any Volvo drives. That's rough
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  2. #12

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    Volvo Penta outdrives are the smoothest shifting and durable outdrives built, no thunk when going into gear they just purr and slip into gear, but when they need work done their the biggest PITA made, theres no easy job on them except changing a prop, unless you have a Duo drive and then even thats a pain.

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    Yea I've always enjoyEd the easy mantience on our Mercs

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    My brother just "broke" his boat again. 7th time this year.

    Me and K were gonna use it to go catch some redfish tomorrow afternoon but thats cancelled now. Misfiring on #2 cylinder (V6 Evinrude) and it won't kill with the key or the kill switch



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    Quote Originally Posted by rileyjr16 View Post
    My brother just "broke" his boat again. 7th time this year.

    Me and K were gonna use it to go catch some redfish tomorrow afternoon but thats cancelled now. Misfiring on #2 cylinder (V6 Evinrude) and it won't kill with the key or the kill switch

    Ouch how many hours the motor got?

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    Surreal's truck is nick named "Land Yacht" but that's another story......... I thought about a getting a boat, there is sort of a "fun and excitement" thing to having a boat.......

    Then there is the group that pretty much says...... it is the worst investment anyone can make unless you have the dough to support the habit. I guess owning airplanes would fall into that category too.... cost of investment relative to return.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmitchell1 View Post
    Ouch how many hours the motor got?
    I think its a 96. Its been on 2 boats that I know of and both were my brothers. So probably ALOT

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    I have been searching hard the past few months for a good buy on a good fishing/tubing boat... wanted to get one by next spring or summer sometime.

    This thread is making me think twice about it. Boats have that much trouble huh? I knew they were just like anything else, but I didn't expect to see this many horror stories... geez...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnimalYates View Post
    I have been searching hard the past few months for a good buy on a good fishing/tubing boat... wanted to get one by next spring or summer sometime.

    This thread is making me think twice about it. Boats have that much trouble huh? I knew they were just like anything else, but I didn't expect to see this many horror stories... geez...

    A big giant one will have its issues. Fiberglass and big motors mostly. Around here (SE Louisiana, the best boats are aluminum flat/semi V (15-18,19 foot) with 40-135 Mercury's (not brand new ones). Suit our needs for hunting, fishing, tubing, hydroslidin (knee boardin), hydrosurfin (wake boarding) just fine.

    Hell I had a 14 foot flat with a 9.9 Evinrude (late 80's) that we did all of that ^ behind and fished and hunted out of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rileyjr16 View Post
    A big giant one will have its issues. Fiberglass and big motors mostly. Around here (SE Louisiana, the best boats are aluminum flat/semi V (15-18,19 foot) with 40-135 Mercury's (not brand new ones). Suit our needs for hunting, fishing, tubing, hydroslidin (knee boardin), hydrosurfin (wake boarding) just fine.

    Hell I had a 14 foot flat with a 9.9 Evinrude (late 80's) that we did all of that ^ behind and fished and hunted out of.
    Ive always had issues with my smaller Boats and sea doos and our bigger boats run forever.they are all fiber glass with larger motors just properly maintained, and yes they are used regularly my parents live on the water year round

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