We had to be towed-in by marine rescue at our expense. Re: Is there another motor that can replace Mercruiser 470? I'll settle for a single straight shaft inboard from now on thanks very much! Mercruiser uses engine-mounted water pumps on their Bravo series; the Alphas use a drive mounted pump. Why paint something that fuel has to flow through it??? You may want to consider asking about the warranty process too — would you go to your dealer? If you want more than that, go for either the Merc or Volvo 8. Boat builders that are divisions of Brunswick Corporation use Mercruiser sterndrives exclusively. Quite a few: Light Weight A lightweight build is ideal for sterndrives. The boat building divisions of Brunswick Corporation use Mercruiser sterndrives exclusively—those builders include Sea Ray, Maxum, and Bayliner.
Whether you go with a Mercruiser, Volvo or Ilmor engine, the options that are available for Formula boats appeal to avid and casual boaters alike. According to their service manual, pumps need to be replaced every two years. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. These advancements can continue to be found in the Aquamatic sterndrive and the drive systems offered by Volvo. You could rebuild the 470, but you'll be left with an engine with known reliability issues, obsolete parts, and very expensive repairs. Rinker uses Mercs alone while Stingray relies solely on Volvo. Formula Boats is owned and operated by a boating family.
The front mount is the biggest issue with a V in place of that I. . . E-Mail - -Volvo by Engine Model. We just found out from our mechanic that the inboard motor is blown So now we are on the hunt for a motor to put in our boat so we can take our family out on the lake as we promised our children when we bought this blown boat We are hopeful that someone out there can tell us if the Mercruiser 470 is the only inboard motor that we can put in its place.
We have contacted the Volvo Penta dealers and they have said that this part has been a problem and out on their 4 model which we put in and still failing. . An extensive line of diesels expands the applications Volvo Penta stern drives can be used with. This marriage of the best boats and engines is part of the recipe that makes Formula boats so popular with boat lovers throughout the world. After it was installed they tested and had issues with the new engine; error codes, idling, etc. Our take is that Volvo has a better engine corrosion system with neutra salt—as long as you can also order the motor with enclosed cooling Sea Core motors all are enclosed. I have had my merc for 8 seasons and never one issue with the motor.
There have been too many issues to get into. E-Mail --Trigger E-Mail -- Carburetor Kits by Carb. This is not a laughing matter! Cobalt and Chaparral use both. I noticed Art's old Doral is still for sale, still sad to see it on Yachtworld. I see this as a form of presumptive arrogance.
My first 2 boats had merc and although I never had any serious problems, I dont think I would go back. Physical size of the bigger block would probably be the issue. Ilmor boat engines are available for a wide array of Formula boats. The old set goes back in, only to fail later and strand the boater. Yamaha Fuel Water Separator -. Comparing MerCruiser and Volvo Penta Stern Drives Fuel economy for the MerCruisers and Volvo Pentas are comparable across their lines; going back through years of and performance tests shows that neither brand holds a big advantage in this regard.
Why You May Prefer Ilmor One Drive Boat Engines Since the engine-maker established its marine division in 2004, Ilmor has continued to push the envelope when it comes to innovation, leveraging both their racing technologies and their Penske quality heritage. We take privacy seriously, please refer to our to learn more about how we keep you protected. There's no use trying to reform it, the crueler it is the sooner it will be over. Ended up buying a second boat. Maybe the older Mercs were built better? Mercruiser uses engine mounted water pumps on their Bravo series; the Alphas use a drive mounted pump.
Just the right discussion I was about to post. My cousin called me and I made a trip to check what's wrong. Especially noticeable in the twin engine configuration, the hydraulic clutch system quietly engages and disengages gears at an incredible two-shifts-per-second, allowing for a very responsive and refined ride experience. I believe that the wiring harness is a direct plugin, also. Rather than abandoning the idea again, Wynne left Mercury and filed a patent for the design after a falling out with Kiekhaefer. Either way I hope it turns out to be the cream puff you want it to be.