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    Been eyeballing a party barge with a slide and they all come with outboards. Seen a few with the covers off at the races, but are they anything similar to a BBC only standing on its' side and a little more compact? How hard are they to work on? They remind me of opening the hood on a nissan...not enough room to even put your hand in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rampgirlll View Post
    Been eyeballing a party barge with a slide and they all come with outboards. Seen a few with the covers off at the races, but are they anything similar to a BBC only standing on its' side and a little more compact? How hard are they to work on? They remind me of opening the hood on a nissan...not enough room to even put your hand in there.
    you damn near never have to work on them. The later model motors are super reliable. They are 2 stroke, so no valve train nightmares. It is a big dirt bike motor!

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    Quote Originally Posted by War Canoe View Post
    you damn near never have to work on them. The later model motors are super reliable. They are 2 stroke, so no valve train nightmares. It is a big dirt bike motor!
    It don't look like my dirt bike motor at all....So go with the 2 stroke vs the 4's?
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    Default Something like this...I know everybody loves pictures!!!

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    Folds up for highway hauling..

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    oh yeah, that's they way to go. new 2 stroke's are great on gas.

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    If you go four stroke you will be ahead of the game as the restrictions grow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rampgirlll View Post
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    Nice, just unhook at the ramp and drive it off.. trailer and boat all in one!

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    The trailer going with the boat into the water was kinda odd but the more I read about the sealed bearings that the govt uses, good for a yr under water.
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    My pontoon boat has an old style 1995 v-4 carb Evinrude with 450hrs on it. The boat sits in Big Bear lake from April till November and has every year since 1995. The only thing that is done to it is the lower unit oil is changed every year and the water pump about every 5 years. I put a couple of sets of spark plugs in it and that is it. Runs as good now as the day that I bought it.

    The new motors are unreal. You can't even hear them running at idle. Take your pick, 2 stroke or 4 stroke, you will not be disappointed. I prefer the 2 strokes, because you never have to change the oil or adjust the valves. You will not believe how little fuel the new motors use. Seams like they go forever on a tank of gas. I would buy one in a minute, except, mine runs so good I can't bring myself to part with it.

    Outboards are the ONLY way to go on a pontoon boat. A guy a few slips down from me has an I/O and had to pull the motor out or cut a hole in the boat to change the starter. He cut a hole in the hull and made a plate for it and riveted it on. With an outboard, unhook the latches on the cover, lift it off and the starter is right there next to the flywheel.

    In case of a catastrophic failure, just unbolt 4 bolts, unplug the electrical and unhook the steering and throw the whole thing away and get a new one!

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    I 'am repowering a 18 ton 60 foot houseboat with a 275 hp Verado 4-stroke

    Had to cut the transom off to remove the old engine and outdrive

    parts n/a for old outdrive, will part out the old lyman diesel motor

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    How long is it supposed to take to unfold and assemble that thing.
    Take your BBC stand it on end. Put your gear box under it with the prop shaft at a 90 degree angle to it. Make it go on a diet and loose a few 100 pounds. Keep oil in the reservoir and put 87 octane in the tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gfinch View Post
    How long is it supposed to take to unfold and assemble that thing.
    Take your BBC stand it on end. Put your gear box under it with the prop shaft at a 90 degree angle to it. Make it go on a diet and loose a few 100 pounds. Keep oil in the reservoir and put 87 octane in the tank.
    Their website says it takes 20 min. I guess that ain't bad, last time I went pleasure boating, we had to unstrap, put all our stuff in and get settled in before we launched...so I guess it ain't that bad. I didn't really want a double decker, but I gotta have the slide. May need a bilge pump to keep the slide slick.

    90 degree prop shaft angle is a little steep...maybe I will broaden my knowledge base and go with the wacker. Who knows maybe one day I will show up in outboard church.

    NAH not really!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Checkmate21 View Post
    Oh yea and then I would have the first party barge that flies the nose more then Scarlata! Chosing a barge to I don't spill my drink!
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