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Old 11-11-2006, 01:51 PM
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I don't think the question ever got answered as to why more OEMs are not using surface drives. I'd be interested in knowing.

Also can someone point me to an Arneson drive price list?

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Probably because Mercury has a liberal credit policy and fronts a lot of engines and drives to the manufacturers and waits for payment. I know they ended up taking a huge chunk of Fountain stock because Reggie owed so much money to them.
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Anyone want to bet a Arneson boat takes the overall in Destin
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Probably because Mercury has a liberal credit policy and fronts a lot of engines and drives to the manufacturers and waits for payment. I know they ended up taking a huge chunk of Fountain stock because Reggie owed so much money to them.
Bingo!
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I know they ended up taking a huge chunk of Fountain stock because Reggie owed so much money to them.
I thought he was wearing fewer gold trinkets
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Old 11-13-2006, 05:08 PM
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125mph in an outboard cat? Why is it the outboards always run 103 or similair at the radar shootouts? Some guy on here who has a redline of 7700, no fuel, ice cold conditions, Race motors writes he went 117-120 on his GPS for 12 seconds with a race motor. Kind of a mute issue anyway. 6 lowers in one season???????? They never break. They never get cracks in them. Powerheads never come apart. Bulletproof package.

Hey T2x, do the math, lol.
2900 RPM=67mph,
3900 RPM= 90 mph

Someone tell T2x
Rocker Plates only move a quater of an inch. Too fuuny!
Last time I checked..many inboards blow up too. As far as speed is concerned with outboards there are some mighty fast ones out there......... The record is 176 mph.... and this thing is no dog either. (if I ever get the cojones up to open it up)
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This was no dog either......Fastest boat in Modified that year by about 15-20 mph over the inboards.
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But I'll be glad to pin your eyeballs back with this.........

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We like Inboards too.........
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We even played with Surface drives....

Made 'em from scratch actually....... put our money where our mouth is..........They were fixed of course.

' Course this was only an artists rendering...sort of a design exercize....

Nobody on OSO has enough expertise to discuss surface drives with the "experts" of course......especially with a dead level shaft angle and a selection of gear ratios from 2:1 to overdrive........ with a quick change gear feature....inside the boat.... connecting two engines on each side into one shaft.... Did I mention the props were 24" diameter 5 blade cleavers with pitches of 32" to 36"? or that the struts aerated the props?

Don't even get me started on the rudder project.

Nobody would actually be able to make such a thing in real life....


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Unless of course you actually did it
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