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  1. #1
    Gold Member Gold Member tomlesli's Avatar
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    1995, Scarab, 29'
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    boost or no boost

    I posted a thred on alpha 1 gen 2 and horse power yesterday. I wanted to know if alpha drives could handle extra power if I
    installed blowers, on my 350 mags. Some say it's ok, and some say no way. My question is this. If the boat runs 65+ at
    see level, and I am running 59 at 5000 ft. With small blowers
    and 4 psi of boost or so, to compensate for altitude. Would the
    drives know the differance?

  2. #2
    Registered Clay Washington's Avatar
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    I would say, NO.

    Alpha are rated up to 300hp. Anything more than that, and you are probably gonna break it.

  3. #3
    S.O.B (single O/B) now Platinum Member t500hps's Avatar
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    Richmond VA
    A couple of Alphas are still cheaper than converting to Bravos......SEI makes a complete direct bolt on replacement for about $1,700.00 (but I would keep one readily available)

  4. #4
    Gold Member Gold Member tomlesli's Avatar
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    Do you know if there are updates that i should do for alpha drives
    after adding blowers?
    Last edited by tomlesli; 04-13-2007 at 02:17 PM.

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