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Old 02-15-2006, 10:38 AM
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I have a 92' Cig Cafe Racer and I am wanting to repower it yet again (this will be the second time). When I first bought the boat it was 3 years old with around 30hrs on it it was powered by a pair of 454 mags with Bravo drives. The motors had problems and the speed just wasnt there so I went and repowered it with a pair of 500 hps and kept the same drives. This past year the motors are starting to seem a bit tired and i blew both drives at different times (both during poker runs). I want to repower and make the boat as bullet proof as possible so im think i want to go with a pair of 600sci's and a pair of B-max drives what are your thoughts on this combo?Any help will be greatly apprciated.
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Old 02-15-2006, 10:48 AM
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That should be fine.
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Mucho dinero I guess the power would depend on how fast you want the boat to go
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That's a lot of coin to drop into the boat. If you are married to Mercury power, go for it, but I would build some N/A 600HP motors, perhaps some http://www.raylarengine.com/ pieces, or something else.
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The 500,s are an excellent motor to rebuild/upgrade.You might want to consider that along with an upgraded drive.
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Old 02-15-2006, 11:01 AM
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700sci with new merc drive
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Take them to dean gellner and he'll make those 500's 600's with a little head work and new piston's. then upgrade your drives.
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600's good solid engine , the boat should fly , and as far as cost you pay not to have problems.
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Im not "married to Merc power persay Im just thinking about the warrenty issues and servicing aspects. There are alot more places to get work done on Merc Racing stuff then there is for something like Chief engines or Rich Zul or somthing like that. The way im looking at it I love this boat and i dont think there is a more beautiful boat than the Cafe racer and any money i put into it to repower is still cheaper than buying a new boat.
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