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Old 09-08-2005, 03:18 PM
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I actually think the Volvos look better than a Bravo. They look low and mean like a bulldog, if that counts for anything.
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Old 09-08-2005, 03:55 PM
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My $.02.....the volvo DPX is a better product, but sale/resale is a problem. A dealer told me if a potentail client sees black on teh back then he doesn't have to "sell" the engine package. (how many people sign up for AOL when they buy a computer even though they SUK)

Also had a 2001 Formula 312 just like mine for sale at a local repo lot for almost a year because it had Volvo 385's and DPX drives. Ended up selling for around 73K.
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Old 09-08-2005, 04:04 PM
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You are right about black on the back.

My OMCs are painted black. I was gonna paint em grey again but they guy at the dealer said that I would lose 3 mph.
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Amazing. Why do people actually PREFER drives that are more expensive and weaker? It's like choosing 8-track tapes over CD's.

I had my boat built to spec in 2000, and plan to keep it until 2011. At that point, the DPX's may make it worth more after history has played out!
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Old 09-08-2005, 04:45 PM
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Go git'em, Chuck.....
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Old 09-08-2005, 05:11 PM
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striking resemblance.... no???
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Too bad the rams on the Bravo don't do the steering.

And what's with that 747-sized skeg?
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Loo, they were feeling so guilty about ripping off Volvo's technology that they wrote a dissertation about it...

http://www.mercurymarine.com/mercruiser_volvo
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Volvo introduced its “new technology” cone clutch drive in 1963 and its DuoProp in 1982. Apparently, Volvo feels that twenty- and forty-year-old products are “new technology.”
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Too bad the rams on the Bravo don't do the steering.

And what's with that 747-sized skeg?
The ITS has it.
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