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Welcome to the Teague Custom Marine blog.  For over fifty years, we’ve been focused on the high performance marine industry, hands-on and at the cutting edge of new technology and innovation for both pleasure boaters and racers.  We invite you to visit us here often.  Our purpose is to bring you timely and accurate information and insight about what’s happening in the world of high performance boating.  You can count on us to give you straight answers and good advice.  We also encourage you to comment and become involved in the total process.  Let’s get this journey started – again, welcome aboard.

Teague On Tech: Q & A with Bob Teague March 2023

As seen in Speedboat Magazine’s
March 2023 Issue.

565 With XR DRIVE

Dear Bob:

Q. I have 2019 Nordic 29′ deck boat with a Mercury Racing 565 motor package that came with the XR drive. After 200 hours, my drive has failed. I am not sure what’s wrong with it yet because I have not had it taken apart for inspection.

Is this drive too small? should I consider changing to a different drive? Will I get more life out of a different drive? play on Lake Havasu.

David Hutcheson
Garden Grove, CA

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Join Teague Custom Marine at Desert Storm April 2023

Teague Custom Marine is thrilled to be attending the Annual Desert Storm Poker Run and Krusin’ for a Kause event,  April 19-22, 2023. Desert Storm is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2023 and is the largest Performance Boating event in the Western United States! This unique event stands as one of the largest events of any kind in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. To register visit Desert Storm LHC.

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In The Lead 2022 Season Wrapping Up With Bob Teague

As seen online November 2, 2022 Speed on the Water.

Written by Matt Trulio

For many years, I sat alongside lead test driver Bob Teague as a co-pilot/data collector during Powerboat magazine’s annual Performance Trials, as did my longtime friend and speedonthewater.com co-publisher, Jason Johnson. For the most part, those 12-hour boat test days were uneventful, though each of us had at least one indelible moment with the founder of Teague Custom Marine, a famed high-performance marine engine-building, rigging, service and parts business in Valencia, Calif.

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Teague On Tech: Q & A with Bob Teague Jan/Feb 2023

As seen in Speedboat Magazine’s
Jan/Feb 2023 Issue.

3600 Supercat

Dear Bob:

Q. I own a 2007 Nor-Tech SuperCat 36′ catamaran with Twin 1150s and Mercury Racing SSMVI drysump drives. The hull has notches in the running surfaces at the transom. I am running 37″-pitch to 40″-pitch props spinning out. What should my drives “toe” be set at? (To verify, “toe” is the measurement of the tips of nosecones being closer to or further apart than the center line of the propshafts.)

The boat does have an issue with porpoising, but as far as I’ve ever been able to find out, it is normal and to just deal with it! I’m a new cat owner coming from a vee, so I honestly did not know what to expect. I have been told that newer versions of the 3600 have the notched bottom and the older ones did not. The reason I say this is that I’ve also read
that it makes a difference whether you should spin propellers in or out. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. You can see the “notch”, the drain plug, and water pickup if you look closely at the picture I included of my boat. Obviously, I would trust your opinion over anything I have read, so I appreciate the information.

David Guralnick
Portland, OR

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