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Old 10-23-2006, 07:10 PM
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Lake Texoma, Labor Day
what does that have to do with arneson?
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I recently saw a relatively new V-hull boat with a notched transom and Anesons. It had a handling problem. I think that the notch causes you to install them too high, requiring that the drive be run in a down angle to get the propeller into the water. This caused the boat to bow steer and be somewhat difficult to manage.

It would seem to me to not put them on a notched transom boat, however they keep showing up on new boats that way.

Other than that, they are reliable and a good rig.
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Old 10-23-2006, 07:21 PM
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Is this pole for real?



Arnesons or Bravos?


Hmmm.























Arnesons
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Old 10-23-2006, 07:44 PM
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I recently saw a relatively new V-hull boat with a notched transom and Anesons. It had a handling problem. I think that the notch causes you to install them too high, requiring that the drive be run in a down angle to get the propeller into the water. This caused the boat to bow steer and be somewhat difficult to manage.

It would seem to me to not put them on a notched transom boat, however they keep showing up on new boats that way.

Other than that, they are reliable and a good rig.
Please!
Heres a notched transom

Ran 117mph and was rock solid!

The notch helps in adding clean water to the props.


I would run Arnesons in a NewYork minute.
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Old 10-23-2006, 08:03 PM
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Arneson 7 is a great drive for a cat application, I believe the Konrad ace would be great for a V bottom, definately no bravo at 700hp.
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Arneson over Bravo
Six over Arneson
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Old 10-23-2006, 08:29 PM
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ASD 8's With no notched transom will put the drives low enough. This will also let you lower the motors about 8-10 inches useing ZF gear boxes with electric shifts, This works very well in our Super Vee, and the 39' MTI that we built in 2004.
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Arenesons with hydrolic steering or bussel mounted rudder
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I would, did. Arneson is faster than a six.
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I recently saw a relatively new V-hull boat with a notched transom and Anesons. It had a handling problem. I think that the notch causes you to install them too high, requiring that the drive be run in a down angle to get the propeller into the water. This caused the boat to bow steer and be somewhat difficult to manage.

It would seem to me to not put them on a notched transom boat, however they keep showing up on new boats that way.

Other than that, they are reliable and a good rig.

Please enlighten me as to which boat this is.

If you think about it, negative trim will want to push the bow over and cause the boat to bow steer, not running the drives with the propeller shaft level to the boats bottom. If running the propeller shafts parallel to the boats bottom makes that particular boat bow steer, then there is something to be said about the boat itself.

Now if the boat you are referring to has to run with the drives full down and the trim tabs full down especially when it is running around 110-115 mph. Then the bottom really should be looked at as the problem.

Then again, if the same boat had Bravos, the finger would for some reason be pointed in a different direction.

As you stated, they are installed on boats with a notched transom and this is obviously so because they perform well on them. So I would not let one bad example sway ones opinion.

There were no accidents this year that were related to an Arneson Surface Drive failure. With all due respect to those involved in the Lake Texoma accident, the fact that one boat had Arneson Surface Drives has ZERO to do with the accident itself.

The #7M works equally well on V bottom and Catamaran applications. Granted, there were a few boats made in the past that were/are not a good candidate for a Surface Drive, but if the boat is a modern era, stepped bottom boat then the Arnesonís will out perform the alternatives hands down.
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