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    Mad Hatter

    86' Cigarette Changing Rotation Add Speed?

    My Dad had heard from a friend abouta discussion on OSO about somebody who had swapped the outdrives and had gained topspeed on an older non stepped 38 Cigarette. I did a search and could find anything. Anyone have any info or know where the thread is?

    My Dad has an 86' 38 Cig.

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    Registered cbdragon's Avatar
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    Ft.Lauderdale, Florida
    Usually works, docking takes getting use too. Easy to try. Craig Barrie

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    DJD is offline
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    38' Cigarette, 42'Post, Driver:F2-07 Wild Child
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    Greenwich CT. U S of A
    I tried it on my 86 38' Flat Deck running SSM3A drives.
    I didn't do a whole lot of top end research but the boat was defenately looser at all speeds. At cruise speed (45-50) the boat was alot looser so I assume at top end, you might see a couple of mph. It depends on the whole power package but it's a simple experament. You should be able to swap the drives within an hour.

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    Mad Hatter
    Usually? I heard docking becomes a *****. Do you know why it helps? He has also already raised his X dim, 3/4 I think????

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    ST. Louis, MO, USA
    Check this thread out:
    Drive Rotation

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    kansas city

    drive swap

    I flipped my drives on my old 35 and hated the results may be a bit faster but the handling bites.

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    Naples, Maine
    I had my drives spinning in on my non step Top Gun and docking was difficult. This spring I set them up spinning out and the docking manners improved greatly but it feels like it is dragging its butt at planing speed. I did`t notice much of a difference at top end speeds.


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    46 Black Thunder
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    Bloomfield Hills, MI
    I turned my props in on my 98 non step Top Gun, picked up about 3 mph. Docking was slightly less responsive, but nothing I couldn't live with.

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    Naples, Florida
    My Cigarette improved with the drives in, but you will have to learn again how to dock.

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    I was thinking of giving that a whirll I'll post the results when I come around to it. I have a Cafe however not a gun with Bravos so no stern drive switch needed just the levers!

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