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east tx skier
07-05-2006, 03:43 PM
When Indmar first began advertising the ETX manifolds, I remember reading that these manifolds would increase horsepower. Why aren't these reflected in the specs for the MCX, which I believe have been steadily listed at 350 hp since its introduction? Just curious.

André
07-05-2006, 03:48 PM
When Indmar first began advertising the ETX manifolds, I remember reading that these manifolds would increase horsepower. Why aren't these reflected in the specs for the MCX, which I believe have been steadily listed at 350 hp since its introduction? Just curious.
Me think someone is looking for a new boat... :rolleyes:

sanjuan23
07-05-2006, 04:02 PM
Could he really be??? Or is this just another infamous FAQ thread coming into the works?

east tx skier
07-05-2006, 04:22 PM
Nope. Just curious, I promise.

MYMC
07-05-2006, 04:27 PM
When Indmar first began advertising the ETX manifolds, I remember reading that these manifolds would increase horsepower. Why aren't these reflected in the specs for the MCX, which I believe have been steadily listed at 350 hp since its introduction? Just curious.
Should a mod be stirring the pot like this?

The simple answer is that MasterCraft made the decision to not raise the advertised rating. Why? Well when I asked the question I was told by marketing that they saw no value in doing so.

east tx skier
07-05-2006, 04:32 PM
I didn't think I was stirring the pot. I was just curious. Although I'll agree that these are about as technical a pair of threads as I've started in a while. I was just seeing if you were paying attention as I was expect the answer to come from either you or one of the Jims.

Ric
07-05-2006, 05:59 PM
maybe 350hp is the magic number that keeps insurance ratings and such realistic and therefore marketing experts like it alot?

jrcarte78
07-05-2006, 06:21 PM
This may sound dumb, but maybe the marketing folks thought that advertising more HP registers with alot of people as consuming more fuel?? With todays climbing fuel costs........

michael freeman
07-05-2006, 08:29 PM
This may sound dumb, but maybe the marketing folks thought that advertising more HP registers with alot of people as consuming more fuel?? With todays climbing fuel costs........

Not me, if they would have put the 8.1 in the new x-30 I probably would have bought it. No such thing as too much HP. If you are scared of the fuel cost, then the sticker price of a new MC is not going to be a happy place for you. ;)

With that said, the MCX is fine. Love the engine whether it is 350hp or not.

3event
07-05-2006, 11:29 PM
Maybe no HP change to preserve the HP gap between MCX and LQ9, itsa lotta $$ for the diff !

Even if that's the case, it still seems the performance advantage of LQ9 is recognized judging by the posts on TT.

Workin' 4 Toys
07-05-2006, 11:42 PM
They couldn't say it was higher than the corvette's was rated at could they????
Don't worry ETS, no stirring the pot noticed here. Now if you would have said, "If you are wondering what the HP rating for the MCX is, see the FAQ thread", that may have stirred something up....8p ;)

Hoosier Bob
07-05-2006, 11:44 PM
I heard it was 380 until they included all of those Metric Bolts! Then it dropped to around 275! 8p They couldn't say it was higher than the corvette's was rated at could they????
Don't worry ETS, no stirring the pot noticed here. Now if you would have said, "If you are wondering what the HP rating for the MCX is, see the FAQ thread", that may have stirred something up....8p ;)

Workin' 4 Toys
07-05-2006, 11:46 PM
I heard it was 380 until they included all of those Metric Bolts! Then it dropped to around 275! 8p
OR.....They feared if they stuck 360 on it, people would think it was in backwards.....

east tx skier
07-05-2006, 11:50 PM
OR.....They feared if they stuck 360 on it, people would think it was in backwards.....

Nah, that's 180.

Hoosier Bob
07-05-2006, 11:51 PM
I don't care if I make a point as long as you weaksticks are postin! :D Nah, that's 180.

Workin' 4 Toys
07-05-2006, 11:52 PM
Nah, that's 180.
Who the he!! would buy a boat with a 180....??? So a 360 would be in perpendicular to the driveshaft right....?8p

Workin' 4 Toys
07-05-2006, 11:53 PM
I don't care if I make a point as long as you weaksticks are postin! :D
You miss postin about Yoga don't you?

east tx skier
07-05-2006, 11:54 PM
Who the he!! would buy a boat with a 180....??? So a 360 would be in perpendicular to the driveshaft right....?8p

That's just crazy talk. A 360 would always point North. And to save you a post, that's magnetic north. It's metal.

Hoosier Bob
07-05-2006, 11:56 PM
I point North? :confused: That's just crazy talk. A 360 would always point North. And to save you a post, that's magnetic north. It's metal.

Workin' 4 Toys
07-06-2006, 12:11 AM
I point North? :confused:
He's not making much sence tonight. I think he's been drinkin', maybe crossed the border to Mex and picked up one of them there 100 packs I've been hearing about.

Hoosier Bob
07-06-2006, 12:12 AM
So you know I have been drinkin'? Genius! ;)

Workin' 4 Toys
07-06-2006, 12:19 AM
So you know I have been drinkin'? Genius! ;)
The "He's" was a reference to ETS stupidarse....

Hoosier Bob
07-06-2006, 12:21 AM
I knew that! Just testin'!

Ric
07-06-2006, 09:50 AM
East is thinking of matilda and her 360 8p

TMCNo1
07-06-2006, 10:00 AM
Who the he!! would buy a boat with a 180....??? So a 360 would be in perpendicular to the driveshaft right..


A 360 would put it back in it's original position, but with more horsepower, parallel/inline with the driveshaft. 180 would be 1/2 around and backwards/parallel to the driveshaft. A 90 or 270 would be perpendicular to the drive shaft, then it would be like most front wheel drive autos and who would want a front drive boat, unless it was All-Drive boat, then you would........................ :confused: :D :rolleyes:

I had to edit, as I confused myself and got into a argument with myself and lost!

JimN
07-06-2006, 10:01 AM
Why not ask EngineNut?

Workin' 4 Toys
07-06-2006, 10:05 AM
A 360 would put it back in it's original position, but with more horsepower, parallel/inline with the driveshaft. 180 would be 1/2 around and perpendicular to the driveshaft, then it would be like most front wheel drive autos and who would want a front drive boat, unless it was All-Drive boat, then you would........................ :confused: :D :rolleyes:You better ask the V-drive people if this is true.....:o

east tx skier
07-06-2006, 10:06 AM
A 360 would put it back in it's original position, but with more horsepower, parallel/inline with the driveshaft. 180 would be 1/2 around and perpendicular to the driveshaft, then it would be like most front wheel drive autos and who would want a front drive boat, unless it was All-Drive boat, then you would........................ :confused: :D :rolleyes:

Actually, 180 would be parallel. 90 or 270 would be perpendicular.

Workin' 4 Toys
07-06-2006, 10:06 AM
That's just crazy talk. A 360 would always point North. And to save you a post, that's magnetic north. It's metal.
Thanks for saving me the headache of figuring out what the heck you are talking about.......8p

east tx skier
07-06-2006, 10:06 AM
Why not ask EngineNut?

So you're not commenting if it's really 367.5 hp? ;)

TMCNo1
07-06-2006, 10:08 AM
Actually, 180 would be parallel. 90 or 270 would be perpendicular.


Screwed up and edited my post as I confused myself!