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Old 08-04-2005, 10:16 AM
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Default New!!! Konrad 540 Bravo conversion

In response to the recent thread on the most durable drive/engine packages, I thought I'd post a few pics of our newest product. Dimentions of the box are very similar to the Merc ITS.

This system is designed specifically to bolt right up to any boat that does not have the room to move the motors forward. (most bravo applications) The transmission tail shaft is located inside the extension box.

Also, this new system incorporates a full hydraulic WPM steering system to simplify installation.

As a side note for Merc XR users, the Konrad 540 drive shares the same size propshaft spline (1.25") as the Merc XR.



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please tell more....................as i have three bravos Tom
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Look out, Merc!!! What's it rated for, Kurt? I'm assuming the tranny is included? Who builds the transmission, is it Konrad or someone else?

Details, man, we need details!
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Default Re: New!!! Konrad 540 Bravo conversion

Pretty neat!! So it kind of has the theme of the 4X4 (Trans is located in the extension box.)

Can you PM me details on pricing etc. for the complete package.
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Default Re: New!!! Konrad 540 Bravo conversion

dockrocker,

The drive system is rated at a very conservative 740 ft lbs of torque. Tranny is your choice although we reccommend the BAM Cyborg series.

Panther,

This is a brand new unit. At this time, pricing has not been established. I should know by the end of the week. I'll send over a PM as soon as I get the figures together.

As soon as I get more info I'll post it here.

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What's it rated for, Kurt?
THAT IS THE MILLION DOLLARD QUESTION...
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Old 08-04-2005, 10:59 AM
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Ok since you beat me by a second Kurt now...

-Price?
-Availability?
-Prop Shaft?
-Ratios?
-Warranty?
- Yaddi Yaddi Yaddah
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Default Re: New!!! Konrad 540 Bravo conversion

Biggus, since you started this thread, I'll post my ?s here.

With the extension box, you dont need external steering?

Also, have many boat manufacturers done Konrad installs? If so, which?
Would you say that a manufacturer willing to do an install can do this properly? How about a good rigging shop? or would you say the best thing to do is to send the boat to Konrad like you did?
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GL,

The Konrad 540 drive is rated very conservatively at 740 ft/lbs of torque. Although we have tested them at much higher levels without failure; (1200 hp in a single engine 26' cat) we feel it is best suited for the 600-800 hp range.

Pricing will be determined by the end of the week. This is a brand new unit.

Propshaft dia. is the same as an XR, 1.25"

Gear ratios for the 540: 1.21:1, 1.33:1, 1.51:1, 1.69:1 we also offer a 1.09:1 for special applications (light single engine diesel)

Warranty is one year at the rated power level.

Stormrider,

This particular extension system comes complete with WPM external hyd steering.

We've worked with dozens of new boat builders all over the world in our commercial applications. The performance boat market is relatively new to us. The installation process is very straightforward. The prototype unit in the above pictures was shipped to a well known performance boat manufacturer for further testing and evaluation.

Yes, any competent rigger should be able to handle the installation with ease. Konrad Marine is not an installation facility, we prefer to have our dealers handle the install.

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