They would work fine.
Rik what about your rocker plates for straight bottom V's? Will they provide the bow lift needed? For a 40' boat similar in design to the 38 cig or 41 Apache?
They would work fine.
thanks for the info. I go through this debate with myself every couple of months while i contemplate repowering options for my Cafe. I want it to be reliable, but I also don't want to kill the handling/performance of the boat since it was originally built for TRS drives...my hesitation with going with a 496ho bravo package is based on this theory...not to mention the fact that I know they'll be trouble with a 10k boat and more than 650hp when I decide to go there.
Adding setback with the Arnesons also concerns me...as does getting enough trim angle and being able to use props that are affordable and round ear for the reasons in my earlier post.
I'm curious about cost too...can you PM me a ballpark figure on the cost of the ASD8 drop boxes---one RH and one LH?
What is the ASD7M? It looks similar to the ASD6 bravo conversion.
What is required for a hull with a notched transom?
I agree, but somebody called all this stuff a myth. And around the docks, get out the extendable dock pole. I don't get embarassed when I have to do that. I get my peace of mind knowing my drives will stay together. I am only drafting 20 inches while idling and maybe half that or less when running.Originally Posted by caveman
However, even with these short comings I still love the Arnesons.
The 7M is what we make for a Catamaran application as the steering and such is different for a mechanical tie bar required for the Cat application.Originally Posted by rbr2328
Notched transom, what type of boat and what center line? A standard side by side on a V is not a concern.
Thinking of prdering a new 38 Staggered Fountain Lightning. What might I expect if I had Arneson 6 (I guess) installed? More speed, better handling etc?? I went to the sight, but did not find performance claims etc. I know for example, they are offered on the 344 Cheetah from Hustler. I suppose it helps there.... Would appreciate the help.
Originally Posted by Rik
Spent a good hour with Kris on the phone last night.
Its good to talk to another Gear head. no pun intended!
A great guy! He exsplained what Possibly Tom Gentry had done to the 1600,s to modify them. What a good idea.
4 -3 inch thick Gears Dam!
He is going to get some accurate measurements. on the shaft spacing. He is also running some Hoss Round ears which he is very happy with.
I like the idea of running the counters in the drives
Gives one the option of having a spair motor on the floor.
Running Arnesons thats the only thing that brakes!
What power is in this boat to see 90mph?
Awsome Thread Guys I Have Always Loved Arneson Drives My Old Man Had Them On A 35 Mistress, Most Stable Boat I Have Ever Been On...that Boat Would Fly Like A Plane When It Came Out Of The Water.....................blown 880hp Never A Drive Failur In 70 Hrs Motrs Where Redone 2 Times, Boat Sold Without Power Never Touched The Drives.....
They Are Pricey But The Most Dependable Out There...
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