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Old 07-18-2005, 12:51 PM
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kinda looking at a boat that has them. any drawbacks to them? parts availability? props alot more expensive then bravos?
 
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Old 07-18-2005, 12:54 PM
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kinda looking at a boat that has them. any drawbacks to them? parts availability? props alot more expensive then bravos?
1-yes. 2-drying up........3-new props.........5 times a bravo..........anything else?....mark..
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Old 07-18-2005, 02:06 PM
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that about covers it
thanks mm
 
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Old 07-18-2005, 02:19 PM
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What are you looking at Steve? Say you're old Apache in my cove last weekend. It ujst didn't seem right without you driving
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What are you looking at Steve? Say you're old Apache in my cove last weekend. It ujst didn't seem right without you driving
i feel the same way

im looking at anything and everything but this Chris Cat kinda sparked my interest.

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Old 07-18-2005, 03:31 PM
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You could always tell him to keep the drives, deduct the price of 2 rebuilt SSMs, and buy a pair of used Vs.
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You could always tell him to keep the drives, deduct the price of 2 rebuilt SSMs, and buy a pair of used Vs.
5s are obsolete as well..........so i was told.............next stop #6...........cya..........
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Old 07-18-2005, 05:26 PM
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Buying a boat with 4's isn't all bad as long as you do the proper planning. If you buy the boat, stock up and have one good set-up of drives rebuilt and waiting just in case. If you puke a drive, it's hard to get them back together fast.

Here are two sets in the classifieds. Again, although parts are getting harder to come by, if you plan ahead and take care of the drives with frequent oil changes, it shouldn't be a bid deal.

What ratio does the boat have?

http://www.offshoreonly.com/esvon/page-5717.html

http://www.offshoreonly.com/esvon/page-5537.html
dont know yet. waiting for call back/email from seller.
 
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If you are looking at a boat with #4's make sure they are large propshaft #4's. If they are not nothing and I mean nothing is available for them. If they are large shafts you can still get bearings and seals but not the gear sets, and run the same prop as a SSM 3A or 5. There is a clean set for sale in the back of the Florida boat trader.
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If you are looking at a boat with #4's make sure they are large propshaft #4's. If they are not nothing and I mean nothing is available for them. If they are large shafts you can still get bearings and seals but not the gear sets, and run the same prop as a SSM 3A or 5. There is a clean set for sale in the back of the Florida boat trader.
thanks for the education guys. i dont want anything that i cant readily get parts for.

the shopping continues...................
 
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