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    Action marine 18ft engine set up help!!

    Hello guys,

    I have an 18ft action/motion marine speed boat in the works, i need advice
    on what engine setup i can use.

    many have told me to go with mercury and stay as mercury but i was thinking
    about doing an omc v8 setup like in the picture , what is to be expected besides the
    Fact that they are gas hogs to stay away from this set up, should I consider a mercury
    v6 and forget all about the v8 jhonrudes , whats the worst that could happen??

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    I think that is too heavy an engine for that size boat.
    Jim

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    ...must be trimmed down into the sand to hold the transom up higher for the pic...
    Last edited by FUJIMO; 11-26-2023 at 07:20 PM.

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    I would follow the set up recommendations that Shawn at diversified marine in Ft. Lauderdale offers you. He has had all of them and all of them he has had run great.

    Joe

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    whats the worst that could happen??
    Death. RR

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    Yea but its still possible!!


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    You will spend what a used optimax cost in fuel consumption, have short run range, have a super high C.G. to contend with, chase parts for repairs when needed, BUT-it will sound and look cool.

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    perfect if you weigh 300lb,otherwise it will need a bow ballast tank if your going to run it in anything more than 6" chop! modvp/xr6 build would be my choice to go fast and run it hard without wearing out your luck.
    likely need to stiffen the transom to hold that v8 should you encounter any wakes, going to handle like a plumb bob!

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    ...when it goes down...think how fast it goes down...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FUJIMO View Post
    ...when it goes down...think how fast it goes down...
    Bob Seger said it best; "Like a Rock"

    Joe

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    It’s time to bring back the ‘Filter’ thread

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    Install 2 bilge pumps and go boatin! Who cares if the engine weighs more than the hull? muahahah.. Think of the looks it would get!

    83 V-King, 96 Mariner, 200 hp ff block 2.5 w/a 28p choppa
    We gotta clean this liberal mess up, VOTE TRUMP TO MAGA!
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    Videos

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    Yea your right,

    but you have to admit it’s pretty cool
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    perfect example of why we called them "the fridge" as long as it doesn't have a water dispenser on the front all good!
    Last edited by donmac; 11-30-2023 at 06:21 AM.

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