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  1. #1
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    TRS vs. Speedmaster #2

    My question is this,,, if you had the same boat,, same horsepower and just switched the two units (TRS & Speedmaster #2),,, what would the difference in speed or use be?

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    Charter Member Charter Member Katdrvr's Avatar
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    Gretna, Ne
    Depends on the set up. The #2 is one inch longer than the TRS. So It might be a push or the TRS might be faster. I don't think getting the boat on plane would be an issue with the TRS, props are much better today than they were 15-20 years ago.


  3. #3
    GOT MERC? Goodfella's Avatar
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    Aug 2001
    Boynton Beach FL


    I had two customers with the exact same boat and power.
    10 Meter Fountains with 454 420 HP. One had TRS one
    had #2 SSM. The TRS boat was approx 5 MPH faster than
    the #2 boat. The customer ordered the boat with the #2
    becaues he thought it would be faster. He was wrong the
    #2 SSM has dual pinion shafts in the lower unit. That eats
    up horsepower. Also there are no parts what so ever
    available for the #2 SSM.

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    It really does amaze me the wealth of knowledge that is out there,,, all you have to ask..

    Thanks guys

    Although,,, Can you convert a set of #2's back to being regular TRS drives?

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    Neno the mind boggler VIP Member glassdave's Avatar
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    Batboat, 38 Scarab Thunder, 16 Sidewinder, 27 Magnum
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    Sep 2001
    toledo oh
    i hear ya sinkorswim . . . .this place is a warehouse of knowlege. funny you should ask that question. i just found a couple of #2's and a buddy of mine has a fountain 10 meter with TRS's. he was interested in them but wondered if it would be worth the swap. guess we know the answer to that huh

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