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  • Supercharger

    31 50.82%
  • Turbocharger

    13 21.31%
  • Big Inch NA

    17 27.87%
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  1. #61
    Platinum Member Platinum Member
    My Boats:
    fuel injection, superchargers
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    PA and MD
    Tom Earhart- I want to know more about that B-max-blackhawk drive. How did you do it? Why not use a bravo 3 lower with a nosecone added- wouldn't that be easier? Any pictures?
    Cobra Terminator 3000, single engine 30' true tunnel cat
    Home of the "ON-BOARD-DYNO"
    Stellings Bravo Extension Box with a built-in DYNO!
    Reads 0-1000HP and 0-1000TQ in the water, on the fly, while you drive!
    Search OSO 'on-board-dyno pictures" for details.

  2. #62
    Registered phughes69's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1980 Wellcraft Scarab 377 twin turbo, 1984 Formula 242 LS SBC/ Alpha
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    St. Clair Shores, MI
    Gale Banks Turbo 454 Mercruiser Motor Engine! for sale on Ebay

  3. #63
    Registered robyw1's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1998 Wellcraft 22' Scarab
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Spring, TX
    Since I would have to shell out big bucks for a drive it is looking like I need to go big inch N/A.

    I was told that a 22' Scarab shouldn't go over 80 anyway.


  4. #64
    Bling Bling Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Santa Barbara
    Originally posted by jody165
    No need to worry about the intercooler design. There are a couple very good marine designs on the market already. Extensively used in Water Ski Racing applications up to 1400hp. Richard Lee setup is the most popular now. He has water jacketed SS headers that work very well. Alternately, Gentry developed a system with a nice intercooler (the newer ones are much larger and more efficient) as well as aluminum manifolds.

    The following west coast engine builders/suppliers have a ton of experience with Marine EFI Turbo setups, mainly due to their ski racing involvement. They would be able to provide advise on whether this is a good application or not and what to look out for. They could all sell you the right equipment to set it up too:
    Richard Lee/Lee Performance Products
    Gordon Jennings/Pfaff Racing Engines
    Bob Teague/Teague Custom Marine
    Gary Teague/GT Performance
    Boost Power USA

    Good luck
    No problems with the guys above, but you forgot the turbo king, Carson Brummett/ Brummett marine

  5. #65
    Platinum Member Platinum Member mcollinstn's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1991 F311SR1
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    I see no reason why your Scarab shouldn't go faster.

    Geoo's 1976 18' Donzi runs 100.
    Your boat is 4' longer than his - should be good for at least 110.
    I see London, I see France...

  6. #66
    Gold Member Gold Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Carlsbad, CA
    Forgot about Carson, I heard he is very good with Turbo engines. He has a nice older 38 Larry Smith flatdeck too.

    As much as I love turbo engines, I would go large cube N/A and have fun. No troubles.

    That 22 Scarab will be extremely unstable at anything above 80mph, in my opinion. They weren't designed for that speed. You can make it go that fast (just add power) but I wouldn't ride in it. Some boats were designed for that so upgrade your boat if you really want to go that fast. Maybe a small older cat or something. 25 Talon would be awesome.

    Good luck

  7. #67
    My Boats:
    91 Eliminator 24' Cat
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Grand Rapids, MI


    Cobra Marty - I used the Black Hawk for serveral reasons, first is my boat is a 24' Eliminator that dosn't have any transome height so I need the short 13.5 distance between input and output shafts, second I have two black hawks that I used to try to keep running,
    and third I have a complete selection of black hawk props. Your boat could handle a much taller drive then mine, so the bravo three might work for you. My boat was much faster and easier to drive with the black hawk, I think having the prop shaft 3" above the water line and the elimination of steering torque are the big reasons. I will be posting some pictures so as I get it all painted and the new decals on it.
    Thanks for your interest, Tom

  8. #68
    John at J&S

    Re: Supercharge or Turbocharge

    Hello, Mr Earhart. Can you send me your contact information, please? It's been a while since we talked.


    John Pizzuto, J&S Electronics

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