Go Back   TeamTalk > Maintenance Tips, How-tos and Refurbishing Topics > Engine / Drive Train

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-18-2018, 12:08 AM
Dan7855 Dan7855 is offline
TT Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Boat: 2005 X2 MCX
Location: Southeast
Posts: 4
Engine Hours

I'm looking at a few boats from the early 2000s and most of them have about 750-850 hours on them. How much life do these engines have before an overhaul is needed?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-18-2018, 01:53 AM
cwarndahl's Avatar
cwarndahl cwarndahl is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Boat: X-45 finally better then x-10
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,444
Those boats are still low hour, allot of boat owner are getting 1500
To 3500 before engine overhaul. Keep up with them and the motor will probably out last the hull.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
2012 MC X-25
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-18-2018, 09:50 AM
Mastar Mastar is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Boat: 2009 Mastercraft X Star
Location: Midwest
Posts: 276
Quote:
Originally Posted by cwarndahl View Post
Those boats are still low hour, allot of boat owner are getting 1500
To 3500 before engine overhaul. Keep up with them and the motor will probably out last the hull.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Agree, the hours number isn't all that important.
If you find one that age with low hours it going to be a boat that has done a lot of sitting. Either way there's a good chance there will be things that need replaced or repaired eventually.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-21-2018, 04:06 PM
MasterCraft Ranger's Avatar
MasterCraft Ranger MasterCraft Ranger is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Boat: '91 PS190, '05 X10 (sold) & '11 X25
Location: Southwest
Posts: 225
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mastar View Post
Agree, the hours number isn't all that important.

If you find one that age with low hours it going to be a boat that has done a lot of sitting. Either way there's a good chance there will be things that need replaced or repaired eventually.


Totally agree having purchased used boats with 100 hours and 400 hours, they both needed work. Boats do not like to sit. Problems just have a way of creating themselves from non-use. Id be more interested in the service records and the general condition of the upholstery and storage areas.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-21-2018, 10:45 PM
Jorski Jorski is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Boat: 1993 190 with LT1
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 1,507
I have 1850 on my 1993 LT1... never been apart and has never been stronger
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-21-2018, 11:50 PM
mcmx2 mcmx2 is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Boat: 2005 TT 197 #77
Location: Southeast
Posts: 196
I have 1407 hours on my 2005. Never had an issue and it runs like new. I know some people will be leary of a buying a used boat with lots of hours but I am not willing to let my boat sit so I can resell it. Kind of defeats the purpose of having a boat if you let it sit so it will sell IMO. With proper maintenance these engines can go 3,000+ hours.
__________________
2005 197 TT #77 LQ9
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-22-2018, 01:24 AM
david_ski david_ski is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Boat: 2003 SN196, PCM 330HP 5.7L, ZeroOff
Location: Auburn, CA
Posts: 95
At the end of 2016 we purchased a 2003 with 1400hrs on the engine. I was able to learn about all of its previous owners before we purchased. We did the water intake in a 5 gallon bucket driveway test run before purchase to make sure there was no surprises. We did not do a lake test drive before purchase.

We put on 110 hours last year, and estimating 60 hours this year. It has been running strong with no engine issues. We did have the low pressure and high pressure fuel pumps go out last season. Both pumps were original.

I had a conversation with the local boat dealer last year when our fuel pumps went out. He knew the history on our boat and its previous owners. We were talking about engine hours and age of boat. He said "he would rather have a 15 year old boat with 1,500 hours rather than 500 hours". A 10-15year old boat with low hours means that it was not used much and might of sat idle for multiple years. These engines need to be run. 50-100 hours a year average means that the boat has been used, and not likely has been laid up with engine problems.
__________________
Previous: 1993 ProStar 351HO
2003 SN196, PCM 330HP 5.7L, ZeroOff
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-22-2018, 01:35 AM
wetterthebetter's Avatar
wetterthebetter wetterthebetter is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Boat: 1980,1984, Stars and stripes,1971 AquaCraft Drag boat, 1991 American Skier
Location: northern Sierras between Lake Tahoe and Sacramento
Posts: 106
Key word is Maintenance

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan7855 View Post
I'm looking at a few boats from the early 2000s and most of them have about 750-850 hours on them. How much life do these engines have before an overhaul is needed?
I would rather have a Boat Engine well Maintained with high Hours, than A boat Engine poorly Maintained with low hours.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-22-2018, 02:08 AM
david_ski david_ski is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Boat: 2003 SN196, PCM 330HP 5.7L, ZeroOff
Location: Auburn, CA
Posts: 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by wetterthebetter View Post
I would rather have a Boat Engine well Maintained with high Hours, than A boat Engine poorly Maintained with low hours.
Well Said!
__________________
Previous: 1993 ProStar 351HO
2003 SN196, PCM 330HP 5.7L, ZeroOff
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:07 AM.


2018