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Old 07-06-2005, 03:05 PM
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Default Blew Bravo 1 upper....your recommendation for replacement ?

After about 100 hours behind 500 inch BBC with 9-10 boost, my stock B1 upper blew, i.e. gear broke, locked & sheared shaft.

Upper totally destroyed.

What do you recommed for replacement.

I'm running IMCO lower shortie, B1 26p, 1:1.50, 5300 prm max.

The Boat is used only on small lakes & rivers = I've never flown the boat & gotten the prop out of the water.

Your experience / advise appreciated.........Larry
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Old 07-06-2005, 04:25 PM
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Default Re: Blew Bravo 1 upper....your recommendation for replacement ?

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After about 100 hours behind 500 inch BBC with 9-10 boost, my stock B1 upper blew, i.e. gear broke, locked & sheared shaft.

Upper totally destroyed.

What do you recommed for replacement.

I'm running IMCO lower shortie, B1 26p, 1:1.50, 5300 prm max.

The Boat is used only on small lakes & rivers = I've never flown the boat & gotten the prop out of the water.

Your experience / advise appreciated.........Larry
want to sell your imco lower?
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Old 07-06-2005, 04:28 PM
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Default Re: Blew Bravo 1 upper....your recommendation for replacement ?

an Bravo XR drive should hold up ok especially in the manner you use the boat
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Old 07-06-2005, 05:32 PM
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Default Re: Blew Bravo 1 upper....your recommendation for replacement ?

I have 2 1.50 XZ uppers from my boat and will sale upper for $2500 plus shipping if interested email me.the drive has 6 hrs. on it.rich
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Cool Re: Blew Bravo 1 upper....your recommendation for replacement ?

Might want to check out Max Machine Worx in Lake Havasu Arizona, they build an incrediblibly strong Bravo replacement upper. Dollar Offshore in Florida is a dealer for them also.
Good Luck, don't skimp!

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Old 07-06-2005, 11:24 PM
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Default Re: Blew Bravo 1 upper....your recommendation for replacement ?

You are already running the Imco lower, why not put the Imco upper on it instead of mix matching your parts? Call Don at Triad, he's an Imco dealer
602-438-1361. He's given me some smokin deals on parts before.
The previous post about the XZ uppers sound like a very good deal too. I think the Imco upper may be stronger but it won't be close to that price.
My .02 is I would rather have a drive that matches if it were my dollar.
Good luck, I've been there done that too, most of us with blower motors have........
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