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Old 11-17-2007, 06:41 PM
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Tres Martin used to change all his customer's TRS oil to full synthetic Royal Purple. Made them more reliable.

It seems like any more prop than the Mirage series, (3-Blade), puts a strain on the drive that eventually finishes it off.
They seem to like the 3 blades better becasue they are so low in the water.

I used some 4 blade hydro's and it actually slowed the boat down running the same rpm's

go figure?????
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:16 PM
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They seem to like the 3 blades better becasue they are so low in the water.

I used some 4 blade hydro's and it actually slowed the boat down running the same rpm's

go figure?????
I have had the same luck with my 20' Cigarette setup. Running a 4 blade hydro was slower and handled strange, bow steer. With the drive deep it is tough to getting a good combination. I have tried 5 different props and the best is a solid hub Mirage 25". I have a Mirage + 27" but it needs to be labbed or something. My boat has a Mertrans and I had Huber install additional clutches and beefed it up, because I wanted it to be bullet proof. TRS is a great package but I will eventually replace the drive with a Konrad. I could probably pick up 2 - 4 mph with a shorter drive.
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We've had great luck over the years with Redline Shockproof Heavy.

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Old 11-18-2007, 06:38 AM
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when craig colabella buit mine , he only use's merc gear oil.. as for the treating of the gears , when i orderd parts from bam i spoke with mark and he told me that treating the gears was crap and he no longer offered that option...

as for blades , i have been told trs's really don't like 4 blades . but , i'm sure if you talk with throttle up they have a wealth of info on who's boat with trs's does what and with what prop..
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Old 11-18-2007, 07:50 AM
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The 4-blades thing is simply touque loading. Like putting slicks on a car. A bit of slip softens the load.
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Old 11-18-2007, 11:29 PM
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[QUOTE=Chris Sunkin;2339179]I've been hearing about Royal Purple from a pal who races BMW's. He swears by it. I'm going to try it.



Lots of guys in the Ferrari community swear by the Royal Purple in the transaxles. Works VERY well. Shifts easier and quicker, and really helps them live.



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hey thats my old cafe.. i wanted to to get konrads bad, glad he did it... looks great... stecz
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How do you guys think that the TRS drives would run with cleavers? Didn't they originally use them? I have 3-blade Mirage 25s on mine, and I am looking for more stern lift without going to 4 blades.
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Which Royle Purple product? (Max-gear)?
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How do you guys think that the TRS drives would run with cleavers? Didn't they originally use them? I have 3-blade Mirage 25s on mine, and I am looking for more stern lift without going to 4 blades.
I ran 21 pitch cleavers on my Velocity 30 race boat (long ago) It had a high X and the pad bottom. It's really more about the boat than the drive. Since you see it infrequently anymore, my guess is that prop technology has evolved to the point that there's better choices.

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