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Old 03-11-2017, 03:42 PM
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Sixes to M8's who's done it? What challenges did you face?
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Old 03-11-2017, 03:53 PM
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8 is shorter so I imagine there will be some setup to do again
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Interesting.....It does seem like people like the M8 more than they used to, would be cool to hear more about them.
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Old 03-18-2017, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Unlimited jd View Post
8 is shorter so I imagine there will be some setup to do again
These were delivered with 2 inch spacers so same height. We will run them and then decide if an adjustment would be appropriate.
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Originally Posted by offshorexcursion View Post
Interesting.....It does seem like people like the M8 more than they used to, would be cool to hear more about them.
The M8R has a hydro-dynamically more efficient lower gear case than the original M8. The mechanics of this conversion are straight forward however the bullet measures about 1/2" larger in diameter and the skeg is thicker. I was hoping someone had done this and could shed some light on handling characteristics. They are rated at 1600 ft lbs vs 1160 for the #6 so hopefully these will stay on the boat Lol. Seriously, the #6's are great units that can for sure handle more than 1160 Ft lbs. We ran them at at almost 140% of their rated capacity and finished races, broken, worn out yes...but finished all except one.
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Aren`t the M8`s double the price?
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Old 03-18-2017, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by ICDEDPPL View Post
Aren`t the M8`s double the price?
Probably not double but I don't know what new sixes cost.
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Sounds like your going to be spending a lot of $$ and still have breakage issues. Didn't the MTI's break the hell out of these things too?
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Old 03-19-2017, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Boatlesss View Post
Sounds like your going to be spending a lot of $$ and still have breakage issues. Didn't the MTI's break the hell out of these things too?
I don't know. Where did you hear this? I know this drive is improved since it first came out and Merc puts it behind their 1750, and warranties it behind a 1350.
Thanks for the heads up.
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In the middle of a #6 to Weisman upgrade for similar reasons.

I'd consider going 6 to 8's a walk in the park..

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