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Old 08-24-2005, 03:51 PM
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Product launches, deals marked the big Miami shows
Soundings Trade Only
April 2002. Pgs. 40-41.

Volvo Penta debuted its Ocean Series composite drive. They are
hoping to move some ocean sportfishing boats from outboards over
to their stern drive.
"We want to give the transom back to the fisherman", said Clint
Moore, Volvo Penta of the America's president and CEO.


(Same article also announced relationship between Mercury Racing and All Star Engine Company, Inc. to produce All Star's aluminum 708 engine. It is a fuel injected V8 targeted at the high perf marine market, but Mercury plans to extend it to commercial and non marine applications (auto racing). Is an example of potential coming of age of large marine aluminum engines.)
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They work out when they are rigged correctly!!!!!! Ours are getting pulled and shipped back to Mercury over the winter. They are fine, no problems with them so-to-speak. All rigging issues. Bigger power would be great!
I would think more power out of the 1075 would be trivial... Pulley changes and a computer upgrade should do the trick....
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any idea what the 708's are gonna sell for? are they available yet?
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I would think more power out of the 1075 would be trivial... Pulley changes and a computer upgrade should do the trick....

We would do that if Cig could figure out their rigging issues. The pullies and computer would be done, gotta get'er running more than an hour at a time first!
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any idea what the 708's are gonna sell for? are they available yet?
They were hoping to release something the end of this year last I knew. And also trying to keep it in the $$$$$$ in the mid forty's.


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I saw an article on the Allstar 708 five years ago. I called Steve Mugerauer and he said they were just getting started on the project and it was designed for 1000+hp. Now it makes just 800??

Merc already has the 850SC, why would they want a motor that makes just 800? I think they bought the company to suppress competition.

Seems kinda a mystery, maybe just me but it seems like alot fo the website disappeared once Merc got involved. There was a lot more info there before from what I remember and now it just seems very basic. So who know's hopefully something great will come of it.

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Buy a company to surpress the competition? No, Brunswick wouldn't do that would they?
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Cougarman what power do you have in your boat? Would the Allstar's 800hp be enough for you? That's probly crankshaft hp, propshaft would be 25hp less.

None, the bay is empty.

Have three 572's going in though dyno @ 720 each coupled
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P.S. Is it ever enough power

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Can the drives be converted to dry sump?
Yes Weismann can do it, they are the originators of drysumps.

Also Colabella and TNT do a nice job with the conversion but not quite the same as what Weismann does inside.

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Cougarman- that's going to be one wild boat!

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