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Thread: Well At Least I Got 4 Years Out Of The XR.. :)

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    Unhappy Well At Least I Got 4 Years Out Of The XR.. :)

    But the Great Lakes are hard on drives!! Mine let go yesterday on a full throttle run on the St. Clair River. BANG! lol Victory Marine has new, old style XR uppers for $3,900 and one is on the way. The boat will be down for two weeks . The tow was covered under my TowBoatUS towing insurance but this boat had a top speed of 8 mph which made for a five hour tow! Expensive hobby..........
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    Bummer

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    Do you specifically what went first?
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    Carl~
    WoW~~~what a sad mess !
    Put a good old MerCruiser TRS, & hydraulic transmission, in there behind that engine and the TRS will NEVER break, or let you down again .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pismo View Post
    Do you specifically what went first?
    No. I recently pulled the back cover to check the gears and I put in new oil. I think the damage may have started on a run last week on Erie. Maybe a tooth broke and got jammed and broke off the case. The spanner nut had not backed out. I was not getting air on the fateful run but I did spank a Baja who came out to challenge me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverghost View Post
    Carl~
    WoW~~~what a sad mess !
    Put a good old MerCruiser TRS, & hydraulic transmission, in there behind that engine and the TRS will NEVER break, or let you down again .
    The money tree hasn't blossomed yet. I'll be back on the water within two weeks for under 5 grand. It was a little surprising to pull the drive and see the input shaft and gear still in the boat....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl C View Post
    No. I recently pulled the back cover to check the gears and I put in new oil. I think the damage may have started on a run last week on Erie. Maybe a tooth broke and got jammed and broke off the case. The spanner nut had not backed out. I was not getting air on the fateful run but I did spank a Baja who came out to challenge me.
    Well, at least you got to show the Baja what it is all about! If it makes you feel any better, I lost a gear in my upper on my Volvo 250 this Spring when I did the St. Johns River run. That was after towing down from Iowa, but we had five good days of trouble free running up to that point. We had a ball and a lot of fun memories. Good luck on getting yours back together. It can always be worse!

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    It had to happen sooner than later
    Now put in a 200 h.p. engine the the drive will last forever

    On a serious note Sorry to hear...Ed

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    That really stinks Carl but it sounds like there was nothing that you could have done. At least you got most of the season in before it blew. Good luck.
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    Carl,
    Did you consider the IMCO Extreme upper or the newer XR sweptback? Do you know if they are worth spending the extra money? However, 4 years is pretty good for high performance!

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    How many hours on it ?

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    Sorry to hear that Carl. 4 yrs = $5K. Not good. That 5 hr. tow is upsetting, would of had to urinate at least 4 times b-4 I hit dry land.

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    DAM $5000 just like that ? I need a new friggen job
    machinist ,bore it deeper,ream it bigger, and lap it to a fine finish



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    Quote Originally Posted by dsparis View Post
    How many hours on it ?
    About 250

    Quote Originally Posted by tmdog View Post
    Sorry to hear that Carl. 4 yrs = $5K. Not good. That 5 hr. tow is upsetting, would of had to urinate at least 4 times b-4 I hit dry land.
    I peed in a bottle 3 times!

    Quote Originally Posted by joseph m. hahnl View Post
    DAM $5000 just like that ? I need a new friggen job
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    That sucks. I have over 240-hours on a regular Bravo-1 behind my 500EFI and have never had a problem and we've run our boat pretty hard and agressive.
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