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Old 02-22-2006, 07:02 PM
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That picture is with my standard length lower, the maximus clears by 1/4". On my 2" shorty which I run now, I had to grind the plate out to clear, but it works great and I gained a few mph.

I really like the Bmax crescent lower. Its tube is shorter and the skag is smaller. Itís defiantly faster than my old sportmaster lower. I don't know how it will compare to a stock merc lower. I was always afraid of blow out. I highly doubt you will lose speed, and there's a good chance youíll gain, especially if you start raising the X dimension, and try different props.

What diameter maximus are you running ?

I'm thinking of getting a set of the 2" shorty's,
and I have 15 1/4 " diameter maximus's, and wondering
if this will be a problem.

How much material did you have to remove ?
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What diameter maximus are you running ?

I'm thinking of getting a set of the 2" shorty's,
and I have 15 1/4 " diameter maximus's, and wondering
if this will be a problem.

How much material did you have to remove ?
If youíre getting Bmax shortys, you should be fine at 15 1/4".
Mine are 15 5/8", I removed about a 1/4 inch. Dean will do it for you when you order.
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The real beauty of the Bmax is the separation of the upper and lower. The oil is not circulated so a blown lower will not affect the uppers oil.
.....One more question,

Is there a "fill" level plug on the lower ?
( similar to that of an outboard lower ? )

Being there not connected,
changing oil in the upper ( reg bravo)
could be messy

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.....One more question,

Is there a "fill" level plug on the lower ?
( similar to that of an outboard lower ? )

Being there not connected,
changing oil in the upper ( reg bravo)
could be messy
There is an oil passage between the lower and upper, so changing the oil is no different.

The difference is the lack or oil circulation from the lower to the upper. Bravos continuously pump oil throughout the drive, which is fine until something blows.

Sorry I wasn't specific.
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