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Old 08-05-2012, 08:51 AM
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As many of you may know, anything shorter than a -2 on a Bravo drive creates a definite clearance problem and limits prop selection. Thought I would share some modifications I made to my Bravo to show what can be done with a little time and effort. I've seen a few threads on this topic but nobody has really detailed the process they took other than bolt on an aftermarket cavitation plate. I wanted a "factory" look and you can see the steps I took at the link below. A little welding and body work and I'll be done.

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Old 08-06-2012, 01:48 PM
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Nice work! What year is your boat and what power are you running?
I see that you run the same prop as me (although I run a stock 24").
Please post the results once completed.
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'97 model w/ a couple upgrades to a 502MPI
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ttt

done and ready for the water. still have some body work to do but I'll save that for the winter. Bunch of new pics added to the gallery
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John at the Bravo Shop does something similar. He reconnects the cav plates back together at an angle.
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If you need the cav plate to get on plane I think you will have to fill in between the 2 or it will suck air from the front. Please post how it works.
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I mocked up a few pieces but didn't like the way they looked so decided to try it like this for starters. It won't be a big deal to add them later, if necessary. I'll know more this weekend.

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It stays as it is. Have to feather it a bit to get on top but no real issues. Seems to work real well and I have no issues.
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Thanks for posting the results, glad it all worked out for you!
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