I was up looking at a little work on the Hard Merchandise today. As many know the boat sunk at the dock a couple weeks ago. Capt Dave is going to rebuild. All in all it didn't look bad for being under water. Thought you might like a few photos of this very salty boat.
Ya, there's a couple of threads on this site about the macks. Ya, if I could cruise at 15 knots and get 2 kmpg I would be very happy. I'd love to buy stinkpots 36 Calvin, just can't allow myself to be a 2 boat owner.
The E7 was more prominent than the E9, we had the E9 in the 40HH. I can tell you this when you call up and ask for a part and they tell you its the last one, that isnt good. I dont know how well the E7 was supported on the marinized part side.
I have an E7 650. There are no marized parts (turbo, heat exchanger, manifold, and raw water pump) availble in stock they have to be ordered usually a 6 week waite. MACK carries the rest of the parts in stock for the rest of the motor. They are incredible engines.
I see one problem with Stink Pots boat, it is too dam'n nice to do charters on. I would be yelling at the customers to wash dowm and take their boots and skins off before coming inside. It is one of the nicest Calvin Beals I have seen. I wish him good luck with the sale
It amazing but i have seen many sporty boat people including crew that will cry over a crumb on the floor of a merrit, step on a nice DE and procede to put thier dirty soled feet up on nice cushions or teak dash when at the helm:evil: Kinda understand if an owner of a 70ft Merrit does it but crew?
I remember I used to vacuum the carpet all the same direction to make it look smooth... My days of working on those boats are done. In all my years I think I only ran into two owners that I enjoyed working for...