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Old 10-24-2006, 02:57 AM
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Can a single engine rudder boat (like a radio controlled boat, or small single engine cruiser) with a fixed surface or V-drive and steerable rudder, be backed around a corner very well? I would think that a twin-engine V-bottom in a staggered configuration with fixed (non-steerable, but trimable) shaft drives and a steerable rudder would be damn near impossible to back into a tight spot, although it should be very fast in a straight line considering it only has one rudder in the water.

I hear this conversation in the boat. "We're gonna pull into _______ to get a bite to eat, hand me the oars and hang lots of fenders."

I do realize that an Arneson is steerable and not fixed. I was just curious as if anyone had tried this and the results.

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Old 10-24-2006, 08:47 AM
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Tantrum is right though. Bravo vs. Arneson is not even a conversation, the real question is #6 vs. Arneson.

And there are no real reasons to choose a #6. ASD is better in every respect apart from one: resale.

And it will stay that way as long as people listen to lies about docking, incompatibility with certain hull designs, etc.
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Arneson over Bravo
Six over Arneson


I already got metal stuck to one of my drain magnets
on these SS6,s.

Ask me which is better Arnesons or Sixes.


How many right angle gears do you need in a drive?
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I was looking at 32 Skaters. I noticed quite a few skaters with bravo drives have a transom notch... the ones with merc-#3,4,5,6.... have no notch and the one I have seen with ASD doesn't have a notch..... can the ASD-bravo replacement be used with the bravo boats or does the notch need filled?

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Can a single engine rudder boat (like a radio controlled boat ) be backed around a corner?
If my neighbor is any proof, then no, not easily. It's not a performace boat, but it is a single inboard diesel. Even with a bow thruster, watching him dock is always entertaining. And he lives on the corner of two lagoons with plenty of space to dock. I couldn't imagine him docking in tight quarters.
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