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    How reliable 3.0 eng 2010 185-gctid809702

    looking to buy 2010 185 with 3.0 , how about reliability?

    #2
    We have a 2012 with 3.0. I did a lot of research on that boat and power plant. That little engine is really a "workhorse". We don't ski or wakeboard, so it is plenty of power for us. Performance was great,y improved with the addition of Smart Tabs and a 4-blade prop. Easy to work on, no problem getting parts, everyone knows how to fix them as well. Compared to the 4.3, the disadvantage in my opinion is the low end torque to pull skiers...but I guess the 3.0 does pull skiers when asked to. This thing sips gas too. Run it hard all day and cost you about $25 in fuel....

    We love ours...



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    Lake Hartwell, GA
    2012 BR 185 - 3.0 TKS
    1999 Chaparral 233 Sunesta Ltd., 5.0 Volvo
    1987 SeaRay 300 - Twin 454’s
    1993 Yamaha Waverunner III VXR
    1993 Yamaha Waverunner III
    1995 Yamaha Waverunner III GP
    1995 Yamaha Waverunner III VXR PRO
    1996 SeaDoo GTX
    1999 SeaDoo GTX

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      #3
      Smart tabs..


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      Lake Hartwell, GA
      2012 BR 185 - 3.0 TKS
      1999 Chaparral 233 Sunesta Ltd., 5.0 Volvo
      1987 SeaRay 300 - Twin 454’s
      1993 Yamaha Waverunner III VXR
      1993 Yamaha Waverunner III
      1995 Yamaha Waverunner III GP
      1995 Yamaha Waverunner III VXR PRO
      1996 SeaDoo GTX
      1999 SeaDoo GTX

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        #4
        My '98 has close to 3000 hours on it, still economical. If you do a lot of water sports, consider a 4 blade prop for better starts.

        I normally use the original 3 blade prop for better economy and lower RPM since it only takes a few minutes to change props. The 4 blade uses a little more fuel because it turns at higher RPM for the same speed. A hydrofoil or smart tabs is less expensive than trim tabs and reduces bow rise: really important for water sports when you spend more time at planning speed.
        1998 Capri 1950CL
        3 Liter MerCruiser
        Furuno 1622 Radar, Garmin echoMAP44dv, Garmin 300 AIS receiver, Uniden Cl 2 VHF with Hailer,
        2 batteries with Combiner, Joystick Wakeboard Tower

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