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Any shorties results

Old 07-27-2006, 03:46 PM
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Not sure how this relates to other Cigs,; but Tres Martin told me to add a 1" spacer to my std bravo XR drives for more speed and better handling. I plan to do that this winter. With Tres' experience w/ Cig's, I am confident he is correct.
He also said too many MFG's have "raise the X" or "put speedmasters on it" mentality w/o research on their specific boat to back that thought pattern up. Thus they are actually sacrificing speed.

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Old 07-27-2006, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Canada Jeff
When we got our 36, the drives were so high we could barely run it! B1tch to get on plane and if we came out of the water when running, the props wouldn't grab agian, had to come off plane and start again. We bought one inch spacers and she is perfect now. We were told our pache ran 90 in Lake X . We now run mid eighty's . I am scepticle about it running 90, we weren't there to see it.
Looks like the step made a difference!

Last year I was seeing mid 80's with 700 hp blower motors. Now with gear ratio change I'm low low 80's. Oh well..... Bravo Shop thinks I have 5-7 mph if my boat can use a shorty but I don't have the time or the patience to test.

Looks like your drive height is pretty ideal now, you probably couldn't raise it unless you used a 5 blade. that's my guess.
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