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Old 08-31-2015, 10:28 AM
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Default Twin OB Brave?

Stumbled upon this twin ob brave in the OSO classifieds... http://www.offshoreonly.com/classifi...le-o62935.html

Anyone know if its a factory setup? or any performing numbers?







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Old 09-10-2015, 01:24 AM
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Based on some research I did a while back on the 28 Braves including talking to Bobby Saccenti, Eric Froberg (Cherokee) and Mark McManus id say it was a conversion. Looking at the pictures the dash looks like a panel was laid over the top of the original helm. The rigging of the dash panel is a mess compared to OEM Apache rigging. Those Mercs are defientely later model years based on the engine cowls and were not available in 1991 when this hull was built. In 1991 I think the 2.5 280hp Merc ROS were the top HP outboards available and I doubt Apache would have rigged a boat with them. I bet the layout of the bildge and transom would give it away as to it being originally a twin IO boat. Neat idea and I bet with some real TLC this rig could be really cool.

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Old 09-10-2015, 07:14 AM
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I looked at this boat years ago and it was rigged with a pair of 300 Johnsons.
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Bobby made a few like this in the past. Bet she moved pretty good with them old 300's back in the day.
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In the early 2000s it had a pair of 2.5L Mercs, a buddy of mine owned it at the time. I actually had the entire Gaffrig gauge setup, minus the two tachometers - note the photo of the helm all other gauges are black...he was I the process of updating it back then, and I'm not sure what happened thereafter.
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I was interested in boat, Its conversion to OB, seller didnt want to budge under 20k, boat needs some attention, its been beat up a bit...
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