Teague On Tech: Q & A with Bob Teague

As seen in Speedboat Magazine’s Nov/Dec 2018 Issue.

Bravo 1 Sticks in Forward

Dear Bob:
Is there any reason my drive would stick in forward? I can sometimes get it out using some force on the shifter, but sometimes I had to shut down the engine and then it shifts back to neutral. It shifts to reverse and back to neutral without any problems. It also appears to work fine once it is shifted into forward but won’t come out. This is a new boat to me, and I’ve only been out twice in it. It kind of did it the first time out, and then was a real issue this last time. Docking is really not fun. Here are the specs: Bravo 1, twin BBCs with B&M supercharger (circa 1989), hydraulic steering, drive showers.
Syd Crawford Poughkeepsie, NY
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Teague On Tech: Q & A with Bob Teague

As seen in Speedboat Magazine’s September 2018 Issue.

Seizure Situation

Dear Bob:
Got a weird one for you. I am stumped.

I was working in a buddy’s boat last weekend. He bought a bare hull and stuck a 496 and Bravo One drive in it that had been sitting around for a while. The interesting thing is it will run fine for several minutes, then slow down, then seize. When I hit the key, it seems pretty well seized. Let it cool for a few minutes and it’s good to go again. No funny noises or anything.

At first, I thought it was water reversion and hydro locking, but it happens even at 2,000+ rpm. Plus, I pulled the plugs and there is no water in the cylinders.
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Teague On Tech: Q & A with Bob Teague

As seen in Speedboat Magazine’s August 2018 Issue.

Metal in My Oil Filter

Dear Bob:
I recently had my engines rebuilt by a so-called reputable engine builder in California. After about 10 hours of running, I decided to change the oil. After removing the oil filters, I noticed a lot of metallic material in the oil filters. It looks almost like metallic in paint. There was also evidence of the material in the oil that was drained from the pans. So, I removed the valve covers and noticed quite a bit of the material around the valve springs. I was told that the valve spring retainers were titanium.
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Teague’s Take: In a Shootout State of Mind

As Seen In Speed On The Water, Issue 30; May/June 2018

There won’t be a dull moment at this year’s Lake of the Ozarks Shootout.

I admit it: The annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in Central Missouri is one of my favorite events of the year for a few reasons. First, the three-quarter-mile, top-speed contest on Saturday and Sunday is a great event that produces some outstanding performances from the participants and their machines. The best of the best compete against one another at the Lake of the Ozarks event, and every year that shows in the results.
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