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Old 09-05-2021, 05:17 PM
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Please ignore the skeg damage. Itís a day I donít wish to relive.

But as I have been researching new props to replace the one I damaged, I noticed that my Alpha one drive looks different from most.

It resembles an SS drive but I donít think it is one because it doesnít appear to be short enough, plus it has water pickups and the pics of the SS drives I have seen donít have the pickups.

itís a 1990 and mated to a 350 magnum. Any insight anyone can provide, would be appreciated.

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Old 09-05-2021, 05:47 PM
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How long have you had the boat? It looks to me like someone tried to emulate a Sportsmaster lower unit with a custom fab job...
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Old 09-05-2021, 08:15 PM
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It’s a standard issue lower with a nose cone added
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Bob's Machine makes these nose cone kits
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Nose cone on a Gen 1 Alpha. Like noted above. How fast is the boat? That would probably slow the boat down if it doesn't go over 65.
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Thanks for the info. Iíve had the boat since 2000. Itís a 1990 Baja 196ESS. It will GPS around 62 with the right prop
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