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Old 07-17-2006, 10:03 PM
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My friend is looking at a 1988 33 fountain with TRS drives. What are the pros and cons to the TRS drives? Reliablility, parts, etc....

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My friend is looking at a 1988 33 fountain with TRS drives. What are the pros and cons to the TRS drives? Reliablility, parts, etc....

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How much horsepower will be fed to the drives?
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Ask Lucky Strike. They are very reliable drives, but somewhat old technology. Since they are so far out of regular production; parts are getting harder to get, but definately can still be found.

Someone wil bring it up any second now, so here goes:
http://www.konradmarine.com/

Konrad builds a rock solid direct bolt on replacement for the TRS. They tout that a Konrad has never been broken due to HP/Torque.

I boat of that age is not my taste, but if it were, I would not have heartburn in the TRS and would feel comfortable upgrading to Konrads someday. OSO member Biggus works for Konrad and can answer any TRS/Konrad questions you could ever dream up.
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They are great drives...you can get parts no problem you just have to know where to look........ Konrads fit on ez if you want to go that way'
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Love the one on our Donzi. Shifts smooth as butter.
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TRS is one of the best drives made by Merk next to a SSM VI. If you snap one (which is hard to do) you can go to a Konrad. We run Konrads on our own Fountain and will NEVER go back to Bravo or Bravo varients. Konrad has yet to have a drive break and I can personally attest to how robust they are. They don't run as deep as the TRS and as such will let you run a modern prop.
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I've owned many TRS boats over the years. They can certainly take more abuse than a Bravo and maintained correctly, they can handle up to 500 hp no problem. Yes, parts will be a problem in the future but that's where Konrad fill the void.

Our Konrad PRS system is designed as a direct bolt on for a TRS application.Absolutely no fabricating is involved in a TRS conversion.

I speak from experience, after you've installed your new Konrad drives, you can kiss drive problems goodbye. I'm over the 250 hr mark with mine. (behind 700 hp in a heavy old Top Gun) ...and most of that was R&D time, trying to break them.
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I've owned many TRS boats over the years. They can certainly take more abuse than a Bravo and maintained correctly, they can handle up to 500 hp no problem. Yes, parts will be a problem in the future but that's where Konrad fill the void.

Our Konrad PRS system is designed as a direct bolt on for a TRS application.Absolutely no fabricating is involved in a TRS conversion.

I speak from experience, after you've installed your new Konrad drives, you can kiss drive problems goodbye. I'm over the 250 hr mark with mine. (behind 700 hp in a heavy old Top Gun) ...and most of that was R&D time, trying to break them.
Kurt, the Gun looks like it's sitting in the same place i saw it last... I hope you're getting to use it...
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I have no experience w/ the TRS, but would buy a boat that had them no problem! I agree w/ what others stated... especially about the konrad conversion.
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