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Old 02-20-2006, 09:15 PM
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konrad looked cobbled together and unfinished, merc well, looked like a merc, like they put some thought and research into it....

and the blunt nose seems to work just fine on the demo boat...
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I thought the looks of the new merc drive was very nice and looked like a mini number six drive. The only thing that I noticed is that it can not possibly be faster though. Did you notice the very blunt nose on the drive? No bullet nose which I would think would be consideralby slower.

if it is slower im sure Merc will offer you an "optional" nose
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Well damn Scott, not to get in a pissin match or anything but if Merc isn't releasing theirs until next year I would think you can't really make any assessment. Good design isn't always the prettiest, agreed?
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And just for the record, my next drives are Arneson.
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I thought the looks of the new merc drive was very nice and looked like a mini number six drive. The only thing that I noticed is that it can not possibly be faster though. Did you notice the very blunt nose on the drive? No bullet nose which I would think would be consideralby slower.
iasked the Merc guys about nose cone options, they looked at me as if I were insane.
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konrad looked cobbled together and unfinished, merc well, looked like a merc, like they put some thought and research into it....
Oh lord, Sean H and I agree on something? Look, up in the sky, its a byrd, its a plane, its a flying pig?

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and the blunt nose seems to work just fine on the demo boat...
buck twenty somethin aint nothing to sneeze at....
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What's different about this ACE drive from Konrad. Is it a new drive for them?
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iasked the Merc guys about nose cone options, they looked at me as if I were insane.
mercury spends allot of money on hydrodynamics. you dont want a sharp leading edge because of cavitation. i have heard allot of stories where guys have added nosecones and lose speed. look at the six, a proven drive, it has about the same profile.
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mercury spends allot of money on hydrodynamics. you dont want a sharp leading edge because of cavitation. i have heard allot of stories where guys have added nosecones and lose speed. look at the six, a proven drive, it has about the same profile.
I agree, it's hydro dynamics.

People don't knife edge crankshafts anymore.....
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