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Old     (eyekahn)      Join Date: Aug 2007       12-02-2008, 6:55 AM Reply   
I wonder who has the most house on their inboard? Don't waste time with "Oh I have 350hrs." A buddy of mine has 1800 on his SANTE. Lets see if anyone beats that.
Old     (liljohn)      Join Date: May 2007       12-02-2008, 9:05 AM Reply   
My old man has you beat..he has a moomba rollin 2500hrs. Still runs like a champ. All I can say is use your boat. My uncle bought a boat the same year and has 500hrs and is always having little problems.
Old     (dhands88)      Join Date: Jul 2006       12-02-2008, 10:46 AM Reply   
i going on 65 hours. but ask me in 6 years cause im keeping the one. 23 lsv.
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       12-02-2008, 10:50 AM Reply   
I've hit 2000 hrs in an old boat, we sold it and I still see it out and about...that was 3 years ago... I cannot confirm but I bets its over 2500... it has had a rebuild though
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004 Location: Tyler       12-02-2008, 12:01 PM Reply   
Personally driven/ridden behind a 2001 with 2000 hrs. Started on first turn, no smoke, strong engine. regularly pulled riders w/ 1200 lbs and several ppl in the boat.

Boat engines put up with a little more abuse than vehicles, but 3000 hrs is doable IMO. Have heard of wake/ski schools maintaining a boat, but driving them into the ground. 4000 hrs before they replace the engine.
Old     (wakeviolater)      Join Date: Sep 2004       12-02-2008, 12:18 PM Reply   
how many miles would you equate to 2500 hours (to compare to a car)?
Old     (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       12-02-2008, 12:21 PM Reply   
Al, If I remember correctly I had 300 hours on my truck at 15,000 miles. So I'd guess it somewhere around 120,000.

Nacho is right, though. Boat engines definitely have a harder life than car motors. How many other V8's regularly sit at 4k rpms?
Old     (justinlkgb)      Join Date: Jun 2008       12-02-2008, 1:30 PM Reply   
I'm sitting at 744 on a 91; 125 of which were this past year. Runs friggen awesome!
Old     (jtnz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       12-02-2008, 2:50 PM Reply   
Even at 100 hours a year, which isn't much really since we can ride year round down here our boat would be over 1200. Who knows how many engines it has been through, I know of 2, including the current one. It was probably well used even before it was turned into a wake specific boat.

I'm pretty sure the guys who built it into what it is 12 years ago did a lot more than 100 hours a year. We probably did well over 100 last year, but we have no hour clock so it's hard to tell. Has seen mostly salt water for the last few years as well. First time we took her to the lake was this weekend.

A conservative guess would be around 1500, still runs pretty well, but that salt water riding has caused little problems all along the way. At the moment we have a stuck vacuum advance on the distributor and just replaced an alternator that completely rusted solid. Also been through a fair few starter motors.
Old     (malibuboats4)      Join Date: Sep 2008       12-02-2008, 3:49 PM Reply   
a mastercraft i use to ski behind at a ski camp holds the record for the most hours in texas i believe... i dont remember the exact amount of hours, but i would have to guess about 3500... the hours add up fast when the boat runs 7+ hours a day, 5 days a week, for 12 weeks straight.
Old     (dlamont)      Join Date: Apr 2003       12-02-2008, 4:50 PM Reply   
I sold an X-15 to a few guys up in Bellingham, WA and they brought it in for service after one year. Over 415 hours!!! That is the most I have ever seen in a year.
Old     (gti2lo)      Join Date: Nov 2005       12-02-2008, 5:53 PM Reply   
I believe Travis at the Boarding School logs about 700-800 hours a season and then he gets a new boat.

I know his old 07 X-star with MCX- blk/med blue left him at like 700 hours and has since been with a pro rider who still uses it...

Interesting to see how many hours on that bad boy!
Old     (silvermustang35)      Join Date: Jul 2008       12-02-2008, 7:00 PM Reply   
I'm close to 175hrs and I bought it in July of '07 ...its only 2 seasons
Old     (wakebrdr38)      Join Date: Sep 2006       12-02-2008, 7:09 PM Reply   
Hey malibu- would that would be Muddy Moxley's Prostar 190? it had a ton of hours. That was their go to slalom boat for years. I knew it had at least 2000 hours
Old     (malibuboats4)      Join Date: Sep 2008       12-02-2008, 8:32 PM Reply   
yeah kev it was... did you go there? best camp ever... i loved skiing behind that boat. best slalom wake ever
Old     (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       12-02-2008, 10:40 PM Reply   
At Club Med we put 2,000 hours on the boats EACH YEAR!

They ran 365days/year 3 hours in the morning session, 3 hours in the afternoon session. That's why they use outboards, the motors get changed every other year.
Old     (the_bum)      Join Date: Jul 2008       12-03-2008, 6:37 PM Reply   
We have managed to put 600 on a 07 star in a year and half which has been pretty awesome, its not a school boat either


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