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Old 01-24-2002, 05:38 PM
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Hey everyone.....I was just ragging on my fellow Cigarette Brother KWB of San Clemente....just trying to jerk his chain...and I did a poor job of it....Kwb...I sincerely apologize and take it all back..Jon...you are right..a little harsh...sorry about that...next lunch is on me!!!!! Even though you owe me one!!!!

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Old 01-24-2002, 06:58 PM
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I am on my way!!! Can I get a ride this time I knew you were busting so was I.

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Old 01-24-2002, 09:40 PM
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Dman, You owe me lunch too. So with that said, when you Jon & Ken are having some lunch at the Chanticlaire, I'd appreciate you buying mine as well you big tight ass miser .... ** Ahhhh... what the board has become over the winter.....brrrrr.....

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Old 01-24-2002, 11:24 PM
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While on the subject, just what is involved converting from a TRS to a #3, etc. Does the transom cutout actually have to be glassedup and recut or are they close to the same?
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Old 01-25-2002, 09:20 AM
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NW Jim... you might want to look at the Konrad 540HP instead of the #3 drives. The Konrad uses the same bolt pattern as the TRS, utilizes the transmission, and is rated at 800 hp (more than the #3). The best part is that it uses standard props (not $3000 speedmaster props...each)and is less expensive.

See there site in the marine links section.
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Old 01-25-2002, 10:18 AM
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biggus, i have a 28ft cig clone 1000hp with velvet drives and trs's with bullet noses and 4 blades. i have been through 3 engines, but never a drive or tranny, the drives are solid, the trannies are solid. parts are always available at bills marine in lauderdale! the parts are still easily accessible just not as easy as bravos. good luck, dont worry about the drives, if they pop, we can get you rebuilt ones with 1 yr warranty for 2500-3000 each!! powdercoated too!
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Old 01-25-2002, 12:05 PM
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the bottom gears in the lower are the weak part of the setup. If you run through the drive and change them out, you will have a setup that is good for another 5-6 years.
 
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Old 01-25-2002, 02:58 PM
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Hey Rick 32 and Jon....I was going to buy lunch for KWB!!!! Not you two freeloaders!!!! Hey 32....I hear the only thing you ever want for lunch is a PUGburger!!! Sorry...I could not hold back...now, I owe you lunch too!!! Hope you guys are having a good one.

DMan....as in....that was a Dam big speed bump that I hit!!! Now I owe you two lunches!!!
 
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ROFLMAO!!!
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Old 01-26-2002, 02:56 AM
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Seems like teh TRS is actually pretty reliable. If the drives are good to begin with, you should be able to use them long enough to save up to convert to SSM drives. Then (since you live in the cold NE) you can do a conversion over one of those long, long NH winters after a couple of seasons.
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