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    Default RPM 26 Cat/TPI 848 efi

    Here are some pics of a beautiful new Revolution Performance Marine 26 Cat with a TPI 848 efi and a full Billet Max machine worx drive. The boat was rigged and dialed in by Revolution Performance Marine. Last I heard it ran an easy 118 mph.
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    Great looking boat. Your motors run strong.

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    Pretty clean rigging. I like the battery positions. Nice for balance.

    I also like the generous positioning of the front mounted oil filter. Easier for maintenance.
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    The 848 in this cat is the same one in this video below. I tested this particular motor in my Howard 28 Bullet and it ran 100.3 mph with a 27 Hydromotive P5X and a 1.35GR. I am certain the new owner will enjoy it, and I am also very impressed with the rigging on the RPM 26 Cat. The layout is very clean. Battery Placement and "CG" consideration is very thoughtout.

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...65099666617965

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    Looks nice, good number, Only thing I see is I personally would like my sea strainers towards the front of engine compartment for ease of getting to
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    Quote Originally Posted by acatitude View Post
    Looks nice, good number, Only thing I see is I personally would like my sea strainers towards the front of engine compartment for ease of getting to

    OH come on I have had two sea strainers in my boat for 3 years and only took the top off one of them one time(although it was kinda hard to get to that one time) Joking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TPI View Post
    OH come on I have had two sea strainers in my boat for 3 years and only took the top off one of them one time(although it was kinda hard to get to that one time) Joking.
    lol,, If you boated here in the delta with the toolies you would be doing it more often.. Hey It looks fine as is, I was just stating a personal preference if I was doing it from scratch, not bagging on it at all...



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    Default My new 26' Redline W/Taylor Perfomance POWER

    I must say I searched for about 3 mo. for an engine for my new custom boat... I must say I couldn't have hit the nail on the head any better by picking Gary Taylor's 848, this is one bad mofo. Gary stands by his product, got any questions just give him a call. Teague has the name $$$, Gary has the product hands down. Great job Gary you build one hell of a motor, it can only get better
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    Jeff,

    Thanks for making your first post on this site about your 848. Steve at RPM was instrumental in the whole set up. The boat came out very nice and clean. You guys should be proud. Let me know if you need anything else. I like that 1" short Billet lower with the set back. That thing looks wild!
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    Dear 26 Redline:

    I couldn't agree with you more--- you have a smokin boat and motor combination. For a 26 foot cat hull that 848 is one tough motor to beat in terms of bang for the buck.

    Sure you could go bigger but then you must take drive longevity into consideration a note worthy item to consider when running a bravo style drive.

    The photos display rigging that is without question spot on--- Gary does some amazing work.

    Preference plays a big part in the rigging equation of where you want things as a boater. I must note each boat is different but I prefer and agree with acatitude the sea strainers to the engine & intercooler up front--- engine on starboard side and intercooler on the port.

    Gary asked me up front which I preferred and I have a reason for doing so. Why! Well it's not because I want to open them up and clean them. I simply feel comfortable when I check engine functions to know water is swirling in the can at idle. Sure! you can also check the dump spitting water for good measure but after a hard run [and I've had a lot of them]. I like to pop the hatch to check on my motor make sure she is purring and getting the water the engine needs and checking things in general.

    NOTE:This is not intended as a critical comment but references the earlier comments about the sea strainers and personal preferences.

    Since were on preferences a polished trim pump reservoir on the transom would be very niceeee. I know Gary probably mentioned it along with the drive reservoir bottle . Ok! I know that it is starting to get out of hand--laughing--- but hey whats a few more duckets for asethetic purposes.

    Worst case scenario you put those items on at the 20 hour service.

    Overall, beautiful boat and I hope to make your acquaintance on the water.

    Very truly yours,

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    Hey Kap,

    Thanks for the coments, Gary didn't rig the boat...the guys @ Revolution Performance Marine rigged the boat mainly Steve, and Wayne Tripp, Steve is the owner they are some great guys, Gary was very instumental in feedback to RPM during the rigging and testing though...Very Appreciated.

    I noticed some of the coments about the sea strainers, my preferance is like yours I can pop the hatch about 4 in. and se the strainer doing it's job...as far as getting to them, you have no problem getting to anything in that engine compartment, actually if there was about 6 more in. behind the engine you could walk all the way around it The engine compartment could not have been laid out any better, originaly they were going to mount the batt. all in a row, I changed that to the way you see it now I think it looks much better. Steve @ RPM will call you in on every decision, he sent me about 30 diff. layouts of the dash with the gauges and told me to pic one, trust me they won't let you do anything stupid but everything from the layout to design is up to you. Again the boat wouldn't be anything without Gary Taylor's masterfull engine skills

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    Hey Jeff,

    I have seen all sides of that installation and it is sharp. VERY Clean. Steve and Wayne did a great job. One more thing: I like the strainers where they are I wouldnt change a thing

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    Hey Redline:

    I assume you went with a 1:35 GR what prop does it like?

    How does it handle? I know very little about the boat and it would be nice to hear some details ie... handling, midrange acceleration and top end of course.

    The rigging is tight [I assumed Gary did it but kudos to RPM great stuff]. I am always impressed when the owner of the company is working on a customers boat. I like the battery setup the way you have it seems more balanced in terms of weight distribution.

    I couldn't help but notice the engine compartment is "Huge" you could put two 90quart coolers +plus more stuff under the hatch. You can never have enough storage room .

    Once again congratulations and enjoy.

    Very truly yours,

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    Hey Kap,

    The boat really is amazing, I would have never believed that a cat could handle like that I drove the boat this past weekend around a 90deg turn in the river @ 110mph with no problem and as far as turning you still get the roll of a cat...but tell me another cat out there that can make a u turn in a river @ 80mph trust me Steve with RPM did it with me in the boat and I was holding on with both hands, feet on his seat ped. and almost had to let go the boat running flat out still runs flat and appears wet, keep it trimmed between 6 and 7 and theres not many things that this boat won't do...none that RPM has found. Anyway I am running a 34p labbed bravo 1, I have already had that prop with 11 hrs put a 2" crack on the trailing edge of the prop I have another labbed prop coming but also have a reg 34 that a local shop by RPM will tweek and not thin down as much, should run about 2mph faster and lose just a little acceleration, trust me I ran down several boats doing in the high 80's this weekend. It got to be funny for them to ask me how fast it runs and to tell them to take off and I would show them I didn't just let them take off and go I let them tell me when they hit top speed and I would go...the boat takes off like a rocket, I have not tried a 32 but Steve tells me it's mind blowing trust me dead stop to 100mph in under 15 seconds AMAZING

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