It's all about priorities. NKOriginally Posted by GLH
Damn, I started reading this thread, and wanted to say that may be the best looking boat I've ever seen, but by the time I got to the end, another Bravo fight broke out.
It's all about priorities. NKOriginally Posted by GLH
Not a fight, just a lively discussion. and it is a sweet ride NKOriginally Posted by cuda
Got that right....Originally Posted by Nauti Kitty
Whatever power/drive you got nothing is more expensive to run than any woman!!!
Thank God that 39 comes with seperated seats so you can't hear the "slow down" stuff... looks terrific.
Stu Jones of FPC once told me that broken bravo's are the #1 cause of members dropping out of his poker runs. I think WW is correct we should expect Mercury to raise the bar.
My wife put those there, she reviews all my posts.Originally Posted by JM94
She's the best, even when she told me she was due on the week of the Miami boat show she made it up by confirming we were getting another boy!!!
Ho yes JM she has dual citizenship Can/Am but was "Made in Canada".
Now JM be a dear and tell me how to ask her if she'll let me go to the show when she'll be 9 month pregnant? I already know I should wear an armor.
As far as running in a "lake" goes, I remember coming out of the Calumet River one evening in the dark and stareing at 6 to 8's on the way to Chicago. All we could do is about 2200 rpm's 'cause you couldn't see the waves to get a pattern and they were so close together. Remember that night NautiKitty? Something about stuffing a 50 Hustler or something earlier in the day?
I've also run in the ocean off Ft. Lauderdale in BIG water at night and never encountered anything like that lake was.
Yeah, let's get back to looking at some REALLY cool hardware. I like the fact that you can get the boat with either a center steer or right hand steer, that's thinking about what the customer might want. And think about the cost of tooling two separate cockpits, that's BIG bucks.
I know what the gest of WW's comments were about, and I can assure ya'll that he didn't mean ANY disrespect to anyone, only that it would be nice to a power package that would have the effiency of BRAVO's and be able to hold up behind a 10,000# boat would decent power. I know some of ya'll have had good luck with BRAVO's a BIG power, but I think that's the exception, not the rule. Hell, I blew three drives on a 382 FORMULA w/HP 500's, and I am extemely conservative the way I drive. BTW ya'll should see the "PILE" of BRAVO gear cases behind the shop at SPEEDMASTERS in DeLand, Fl.
OK, I'm done Cheers, heading to the boat for a nice fall ride.
A couple of cents worth of thoughts.....
The new 39 is a terriffic way of Skip and Neill to broaden the line and add another option to buyers. It's also a good way to get previous and existing buyers to step up to something new and keep the value of the older boats up I think. (I think it's called Planned Obsolesence or something like that)
As for the design of the new 39 I think that they have addressed a few of the issues in the dash that had a lot of us previous owners occasionally griping and grousing around. The lack of seams in the panels especially on the Lip Ship boat that was shown is a great way of sealing that dash, i think, and a welcome change. Also the molded steps to the deck as others have commented on is a great addition.
What I look forward to seeing is how they changed the bottom and some of the improvements there. After all it runs off of the bottom not the deck. So what have they done to make that more efficient. Less drag means less stress on the drives and more speed for the same HP.
As for the comments on the Bravo's et. al., I do agree with WW and several other of the posters that hopefully Merc will come out with a drive that spans the gap between the XR and the Six. But one has to ask oneself. Why would they (Merc) want to. Fewer drive types means fewer replacement parts, Less training for technicians, and fewer headaches. It's not like they are not selling all the production that they can manufacture now and people just keep steping up and paying for repairs no matter when or how or why they go boom. I guess what I am really getting at is that until Merc sees that someone else is taking some Market Share (Arneson, Volvo, anyone else???) especially in the OEM market, I think that they have very little impetus to "try harder" and that makes for a climate where you can sell a round peg for a square hole and get someone to buy it.
Just my .02 cents worth
"Lovin' Life and Livin Large"..OffShore
It's also a good way to get previous and existing buyers to step up to something new and keep the value of the older boats up I think.
Isn't that oxymoronic? Seems that if this model is as successful as everyone initially thinks it may be, there'd be an oversupply of late-model TG TS coming onto the market.
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