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Old 06-04-2006, 11:12 PM
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can handle 600 hp all day long...have 2 with almost 300 hrs
Me too , just drive it sensibly. No straight arm holeshots and watch out catching air...those reentries are hard on drives
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Old 06-05-2006, 08:09 AM
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Im puttin 740 through a stocker...136 upper,and the boat is real light...but how you drive it dictates life expectancy
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Old 06-05-2006, 09:32 AM
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Depends on the driver!!
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Old 06-05-2006, 09:46 AM
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I agree, depends on the driver. Had a buddy blow his bravo, behind a 496 mag ho, in a 28 footer. But he only new one throttle position..now he knows more. Well atleast when airborn he remembers to back off...I told him it wouldn't last long like that, now he knows.
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Old 06-05-2006, 11:41 AM
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So what are some good/simple/cheap internal upgrades to the bravo one that will help it last under bigger power?
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So what are some good/simple/cheap internal upgrades to the bravo one that will help it last under bigger power?
Your fine, leve it alone. You have a very light boat and conservative HP. Anything you do inside will not pay off IMO with your set up.
No such thing as cheap upgrade
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Our buddy Albert has a 28 Pantera with almost 1000hp with a bravo with a tricked out lower unit. It all depends on the driver

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couple years ago, I was in a 32' advantage with twin 502s with CMI headers, (about 450+ hp aside) with upgraded propshafts. NO problems
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Cig Bullet (heavy boat) 2 565 HP stock Bravos 2 years no problems. No holeshots and quick on throttle for reentry.
Am going through them this year just to check and upgrading to xr vert, shafts
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Old 06-05-2006, 03:45 PM
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right on....i am starting to think the place to put a little money is in a labbed prop. I have a three blade 23P right now, and am thinking about a 4blade at 24p. What do you guys think?

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