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Hi all, Well! Happy to report that there is finally some movement with my new boat. It has left the factory and is with the dealer to add the finishing touches. I had a look at it last Wednesday and work was well underway. The engine was already on including the digital throttle and shift. The HDS7 live was in as well as all the gauges. They are replacing the 3 blade 23 pitch prop with a 19 pitch 4 blade. I am trusting the dealer that the change is worth it because he has trialed various props on the demo boat and he just happens to be a power boat racer (the big ones!) and is currently leading the Australian championship! Still to be fitted were the epirb, the 750b black VHF radio, the fire extinguisher, various USB charger/cig lighter combos, dual batteries, rod holders, engine colour coding, bait board and boat numbering. One item of interest is the radio which has all necessary buttons and controls on the mouthpiece, obviating the need for the control box to be inserted into the dash. I also went for black because I am sick of the white ones which discolour after a couple of years and turn that dirty beige colour. The dealer expected all of the above to be completed by today before going to the trimmers to fit the canopy. He said it should be ready to pick up the end of next week, although I’m not holding my breath! I’ve only mentioned the radio, prop etc in case someone has knowledge and wants to comment on any of them. By the way, the motor and boat look awesome!!!!!! cheers Greg
Hi all, I am looking for info on how many hours people have got out of a merc optimax. Everywhere you look you see them for sale at around the 500 hour mark so was wondering if there was a reason for people to be selling at that time. I am looking at hp anywhere from 140 to 225+ depending if I go twin or single setup. Thanks in advance for any info Tight Lines. phill