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Old 07-13-2005, 10:36 AM
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I wish I had volvos!!!!

Don't do the switch!!

What everybody else just said... PLUS: The smoothest shifting I/O in the business. Your friend will be the new docking champion of the world.
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Glad to here I'm not alone. Now what do we do for performance props?

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I've had both, and currently have a Volvo. One more vote to keep the Volvo drive.
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Old 07-13-2005, 04:18 PM
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I bought my boat with a volvo and just repowered the motor and drive with a volvo....not the norm here on OSO but I have heard very good things about volvo.
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uhhh . . . actually maybe you shoud change 'em. . . .tell ya what . .. i'll trade ya my alphas for your Volvos
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Glad to here I'm not alone. Now what do we do for performance props?

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Vipers are decent, Turbo, and if you get a Flo-torque II hub for your drive you can run all the Merc hi-perf props.

And boy do they shift smooth!!!
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Old 07-13-2005, 05:25 PM
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even the old 280's didn't earn the nick name" rockcrusher" for nothing.
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No boat I have the Dual prop drive.
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No boat I have the Dual prop drive.
Ahhhh, yeah that's a different story. But in stock applications those props HOOK UP! Only problem is when you start modifying/changing the motor/hp/rpm.

What boat do you have?
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I have a 25 Checkmate Convincer. Pictures are posted in the Checkmate section on this site. The experts say the drive with slow a boat down. I have a stock 502 (415hp) and so far saw 73.1 on gps only turning 4600 rpm. I need to turn more rpms. But dont know if I can get my props reworked or get new ones. If I get the RPMS right and maybe build some more HP to gain some more speed I have another problem. External streeing? Does and one make a set up for the Volvos?

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