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  1. hookenthemlips

    Repower with marineengines4less.com ?

    Update: marineengines4less great place to purchase motor. Great customer service. I had some issues with motor initially but I called and spoke to Wendy (the lady that normally answers for customer service) she resolve my issue no questions asked just solutions. I had the motor installed at Mack...
  2. hookenthemlips

    Repower with marineengines4less.com ?

    Yeah I’m glad I’m not trying to figure it out. The mechanic that’s installing keeps running into the little stuff so it’s taking longer than expected running in areas where he has to order and wait for parts. How’s your motor been running?
  3. hookenthemlips

    Repower with marineengines4less.com ?

    These are the issues I’m running into. Just little parts that don’t swap over.throttle bracket. Because the bigger eidelbrock carb
  4. hookenthemlips

    Repower with marineengines4less.com ?

    ONLy issue so far is they are having issues shipping the closed cooling system. I think they were out of stock. So as of now the motor is completely ready to go in. Just waiting on the cooling system and I ordered a new starter. Should be up and running by next weekend
  5. hookenthemlips

    Repower with marineengines4less.com ?

    Seems like “if it not one thing it’s another” isnt just a clichè. Yeah I wanted to install but I’m scared to mess it up. So I’m having a shop do it in the high desert seems really reasonable price wise. Just waiting to hear what I’m missing once it’s being swapped lol , bound to happen. But...
  6. hookenthemlips

    Repower with marineengines4less.com ?

    Yeah has everything. Intake /exaust , new Edelbrock carb. I just went with marineengines4less. They’re warranty seemed the best, all the places I’ve looked prior have stipulation on warranty . Has to be installed at shop with receipts/dates etc. and any warranty work done will be at that...
  7. hookenthemlips

    A couple Days from new motor install !!

    A couple Days from new motor install !!
  8. hookenthemlips

    Repower with marineengines4less.com ?

    Total for everything 5400 . Closed cooling was about 900 and new electric fuel pump about 100 I think. And as far as I know I have the bravo drive
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    Boat name for my new Mako

    Bite Me
  10. hookenthemlips

    Repower with marineengines4less.com ?

    Lol smart use that technology . The guy that’s installing my motor can’t do it until Monday and he said if disassemble my self he will basically swap the old with the new for nothing. So I might give it a go . How’s it been running for you?
  11. hookenthemlips

    Repower with marineengines4less.com ?

    Just got my complete engine today. Also got fresh water/closed cooling system. Getting it all installed Monday! I’ll post progress and any problems :) . Can’t wait !!!
  12. hookenthemlips

    Repower with marineengines4less.com ?

    Sweet. I’ should have mine ordered today. Just one more call to make sure it’s everyhing I need. But yeah that’s the one I’m getting as well with the risers and elbows. Hoping it will just fall into place when i install. Will be my first install , renting a back ho to get it in
  13. hookenthemlips

    Repower with marineengines4less.com ?

    I see them on marineengines4less.com for about $900 I think depending on engine. I want one installed as well I think I’m going to order it with my motor. Calling today to see if they can install before shipping to me
  14. hookenthemlips

    Repower with marineengines4less.com ?

    Sweeet!! That’s good to hear I’m so nervous ordering one online because of all the horror stories, but seems most people don’t leave reviews unless they feel like they were F%^* over. Figure can’t go wrong with a brand new motor. I Plan on ordering today or tomorrow. Thanks for the positive...
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    Repower with marineengines4less.com ?

    Hello, I posted previously enquiring Which direction I should go to Repower my boat. Got a lot of feed back, thanks for all the responses if your reading this post as well. Finally figured it out after a few months of searching. I’m going to order a brand New GM 5.7 Vortec from...
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    Getting a new motor. Any idea wheres the best place?

    Did you ever get the motor installed? I just got back in town and plan on purchasing the 5.7 extended base. How long did it take to get to you after you ordered?
  17. hookenthemlips

    Getting a new motor. Any idea wheres the best place?

    The latest: got an appointment to drop boat off next week for a rebuild. Im worried the block will end up being cracked. Ive been debating ATK marine motors from summitracing.com or the jegs marine motors. Really curious about rapidomarine.com they have complete motor (reman) $3750. New man...
  18. hookenthemlips

    Getting a new motor. Any idea wheres the best place?

    Sorry for the late response, got pretty busy. But Thanks for all the extra info. I looked at those books and boy oh boy you weren't kidding. $300 range. I'm just going to try google searches to find as much info as I can for now. I got aew shops in mind now I'm going to ask about the quench...
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    Getting a new motor. Any idea wheres the best place?

    thanks I called them and there on my list. They are an authorized reseller/dealer for mercruiser. Prices were a little high but once I call a few more places. ill get some detailed info and a more solid price when I get home in a few weeks :) . thanks
  20. hookenthemlips

    Getting a new motor. Any idea wheres the best place?

    That's what I'm scared of. The shipping alone seems like a big chunck of money down the drain if something is wrong with the motor.I found a shop that seems pretty good with what seem to be fair prices. They supply and warranty the motor. "advance marine" Thanks for passing along the experience...
  21. hookenthemlips

    Getting a new motor. Any idea wheres the best place?

    Ok yeah sorry I saw that in previous post about the guy being retired. That’s what I’m looking for is a marine specific shop, my last endeavor didn’t work out to well. Thanks for all of the info, I’ll probably check out/order that book so I can have a better understanding of marine engines, I’m...
  22. hookenthemlips

    Getting a new motor. Any idea wheres the best place?

    Sweet that’s what I’m hoping to pay. That’d be perfect ! Hopefully I can get something around that price. And man your reading my mind! I wanted to get the fresh water cooling and just started my research on that. Thought it’d be super expensive. Where’d you get yours rebuilt? Or did you do it...
  23. hookenthemlips

    Getting a new motor. Any idea wheres the best place?

    Nice. Just checked them out seems fair. Are you installing or you have a shop?
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    Getting a new motor. Any idea wheres the best place?

    And yeah the warranty thing is my biggest concern. Basically void if something happens because the cost to take out and ship back to manufacturer would probably be more than the cost to pay to fix whatever issue
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    Getting a new motor. Any idea wheres the best place?

    That’s the other idea I’ve been contemplating but not sure if it would save that much more money. I was thinking if I had everything pretty much brand new I’d be better off and know that it’s done right. But once I find a good shop I’ll forsure ask what a rebuild consists of and how much of a...
  26. hookenthemlips

    Getting a new motor. Any idea wheres the best place?

    Yeah my buddy’s part of a boat club. But I’m upsessed with the idea of having my own boat something about seeing it following me In the rear view mirror just makes my day. Plus night fishing&hooping.
  27. hookenthemlips

    Getting a new motor. Any idea wheres the best place?

    thanks. I'm checking their site out now. Ill give them a call in the morning.
  28. hookenthemlips

    Getting a new motor. Any idea wheres the best place?

    So I'm new to boat ownership and got off to a bad start. Rookie mistake of leaving the drain plug out, wondered why it wouldn't float off of the trailer :(. lol . but figured it out and got it out on the water. Started to overheat, so I shut her off. Check the oil and it had turned greyish...
  29. hookenthemlips

    Trolling secrets

    yeah sorry I wasn't saying a good place to start (location) just a good place to start as far as technique. But thanks for all of the info :) ill put it to use this weekend and hopefully have some pics in the Fish report section
  30. hookenthemlips

    Trolling secrets

    thanks for that article. Short and sweet
  31. hookenthemlips

    ISO Raymarine Dragonfly 7

    I was looking at it, and looks like they have wifi. If the price difference is only based on screen size almost seems better to get smallest one and mount an ipad or some large tablet for the screen?
  32. hookenthemlips

    Trolling secrets

    ok yeah I just need a good place to start and slow trolling seems like a good way . So im sure the lures make a difference but is it different speeds for different target species?
  33. hookenthemlips

    Trolling secrets

    Man o man. talking about threshers, sounds exciting. Id be happy to catch some sharks to start until I hone my skills. And ok bridle big macs sounds like a good idea. I was thinking all artificial initially but those lures do get expensive so Ill probably start with the hook and mac. Thanks for...
  34. hookenthemlips

    Trolling secrets

    I got a couple avet two speeds with 40lb or 50lb braid to fluoro. So trolling is a lot slower than I thought, usually on those big charter boats seems like were goin full speed . Thanks
  35. hookenthemlips

    ISO Raymarine Dragonfly 7

    yeah looks like dragonfly is the way to go. I was trying to figure the difference between 5 and 7. Its just the screen size right?
  36. hookenthemlips

    Trolling secrets

    lol yeah exactly. I cant wait to get out there, seems like its prime time fishing right now!!. So you got any tips or publicly exchanged secrets you could tell me to start my journey towards becoming a trolling downrigging master
  37. hookenthemlips

    ISO Raymarine Dragonfly 7

    Just bought a boat and I want to upgrade my raymarine C70
  38. hookenthemlips

    Trolling secrets

    I didn't want to mention my boat make and model for the concern of being judged. lol. Ive seen some harsh comments on the lower end model boats. But I have a 97 24ft Renken Seamaster WA, w/ 5.7 mercruiser inboard. and its trailered
  39. hookenthemlips

    Best fish finder under $500 ???

    thanks for the reply. And as far as new or used Im not concerned as long as its newer technology. but ill definitely search for a used one on BD , I didn't think of that. I havnt explored all of the different forums yet. I havnt even tried the C70 yet because I barely purchased my boat a week...
  40. hookenthemlips

    Trolling secrets

    Haha. I know, now that I have my own boat I realized how little I know. Thought I was a great fisher when I had a great captain but now its all of these little things that I never really paid attention to. but Its 24ft.
  41. hookenthemlips

    Trolling secrets

    Hello all Im a noob here, and just purchased my first boat. Im trying to get everything I need to go out and catch yt, bft, makos or whatever I can get a hook into. I recently purchased a couple Penn fathom downriggers. Just curious what lures should I be using (I've read purple cedar plugs for...
  42. hookenthemlips

    Best fish finder under $500 ???

    Hi all, My first post on BD. I also recently purchased my first boat. Im working on getting all the accessories to make it a fish slaying machine. My boat came with a raymarine C70 . Im not really familiar with fish finders and what to look for in them. I've been looking at the Garmin striker...