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Old 10-24-2006, 11:08 AM
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Default Re: Would you put Arneson Surface Drives on a new boat?

If I had that choice, I'd go with Konrads, surface drives whilst efficient and tough seem to be nothing but a PIA when it comes to using the boat, trailers, swimming around it etc.

Been very impressed with what I am hearing about the Konrads so far.
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Old 10-24-2006, 12:17 PM
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If I had that choice, I'd go with Konrads, surface drives whilst efficient and tough seem to be nothing but a PIA when it comes to using the boat, trailers, swimming around it etc.
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Huh?? They are easier to put in the trailer, you never have to worrry about raising your drives. If you swim into a Bravo drive you're gonna get hurt too. Have you ever owned a sd boat?
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Huh?? They are easier to put in the trailer, you never have to worrry about raising your drives. If you swim into a Bravo drive you're gonna get hurt too. Have you ever owned a sd boat?
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Haven't owned one, but spent a lot of time around one. The owner loved the performance, but disliked having to always watch and make sure no one got too close when we were on a beach or rafted up. Most boaters know to give enough clearance for an out-drive when they are swimming, the SD's are just enough further out there to catch the unwary.

By trailer, I meant having to have a longer and or customized trailer if you make the switch.

Not against them for a performance only application at all.
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My experience with swimming around drives is that surface drives are not actually the problem. The problem is really sharp cleaver props that usually come with them. If you swim into them, these are much more aggressive than standard props that you normally expect to see on Bravos.

Having said that, #6s come with this type of prop as well and I've hurt myself on a #6 before.

Thus, it is not so much the drive in itself. It is the fact that ASDs are mostly used in very high-performance applications which require sharp props. If you compare them with a #6, they don't stick out that much more, especially compared to a #6 on a box. Also, integrated swim platforms on some of the newer boats do offer adequate protection.
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Old 10-24-2006, 04:45 PM
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And there are no real reasons to choose a #6. ASD is better in every respect apart from one: resale.
Re-Sale ... Good enough for me ... #6s


Also my kids have no problems climbing back in the boat with #6s if they would do that with Arnesons someone would be callling them stumpey...

Back to more important things...
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Re-Sale ... Good enough for me ... #6s


Also my kids have no problems climbing back in the boat with #6s if they would do that with Arnesons someone would be callling them stumpey...

Back to more important things...

You need to look a bit closer at the photos that are on this thread. THEY HAVE A PROPELLER GUARD over the propeller. More so than any other drive out there.

There is no way that your children can get hurt in any manner which they wouldn't with a SSM#6.

Now heaven help you if your child gets hurt on a SSM#6, after all that would be impossible right?
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The kids frigging drinking Budlite and your worried about
some propellers.
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Arnesons on a new boat?? Heck ya! They have been good to us as far as reliability.
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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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The notch will have to be filled in order to fit correctly.
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What are thecomplications with filling in the notch and is it done by Skater or by Arneson?.... and have any of them been done yet?

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