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  1. #1
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    Aug 2007

    whast kind of drive should we put to 525 efis on a 1994 formula 382s

    hi guys i have just purchased 1994 formula 382 s it has great body and upholstery almost new i am willing to put brand new twin 525 efis with xr drives i dont know if it will be ok and i am willing to put full hydraulic steering and brand new gauges but it has k planes and kieghafer indicators which i am willing to keep please help me am i doing wright what should i put

  2. #2
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    Jul 2007
    fastboy, A full repower, pulley to prop nut is good. Hydraulic steering another good choice. Gauges are a toss up, You can add the new smartcraft displays . It really makes analog gauges obsolete. Great start with a new boat new warranties. Happy boating.

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    S.O.B (single O/B) now Platinum Member t500hps's Avatar
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    Richmond VA
    alot of these boats are running around with regular bravos.....XR's aren't perfect, but for the power used it will be OK.

    ALSO, If you are looking at a complete re-rig you REALLY need to consider the Arneson ASD-8 (i believe it's the 8) kit. It seems expensive until you consider it comes with the belhousings, transom plates, hydraulic steering, and drives. If I remember correct a twin setup was around $22-25K but buying ALL that stuff for a twin bravo set-up will be about the same. The reports I found all claimed a nearly 10 MPH gain at both cruise and top end speeds with the surface drive set-up.

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    I'd go with 1.50:1 Bravo XR's.

    t500hps is right about the Arnesons being quicker, but they are much harder to sell on the resale least down here. Good luck with whatever you choose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward R. Cozzi View Post
    I'd go with 1.50:1 Bravo XR's.

    t500hps is right about the Arnesons being quicker, but they are much harder to sell on the resale least down here. Good luck with whatever you choose.
    I agree - you would really have a hard time selling the arneson set up in the midwest. Kind of interesting, as I think the set up has a lot of superior qualities, but resale is not one of them.

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    I did a lot of looking and really did'nt see any boats w/ Arneson drives, but I would have been real interested.

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