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Old 11-01-2006, 11:34 AM
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Has anyone done it?
I thought there was a post a while back on a DCB or something but couldnt find it.
Any comments on how they would work as a Bravo conversion.
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Old 11-01-2006, 11:56 AM
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First you need to buy a boat with Bravos Second you better bring more power than a Konrad can handle....


How is Stecz doing with baby chit under his fingernails?
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there is an excalibur cat there in Texas with konrads... and r-tec's intercooler system on the motors... TOMCAT.... look up r-tech threads... maybe I'll edit this post later with a link


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How is Stecz doing with baby chit under his fingernails?
He said it doesnt taste that bad
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Has anyone done it?
I thought there was a post a while back on a DCB or something but couldnt find it.
Any comments on how they would work as a Bravo conversion.
The DCB was done at Dorrs Marine Engines in Windham Me. As far as i know it's working well.

It is not a simple Bravo conversion, you need to add transmissions. It would be nice if they made a bolt on replacement for the Bravo... Maybe something in the future? Kurt?
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Tyler Crockett recently provided the power for a 36' Spectre with Konrads. I believe that the power was T/598 w 10/71 blowers putting out over 1000 HP per engine.
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The DCB was done at Dorrs Marine Engines in Windham Me. As far as i know it's working well.

It is not a simple Bravo conversion, you need to add transmissions. It would be nice if they made a bolt on replacement for the Bravo... Maybe something in the future? Kurt?
All you need to do is open the hole up a bit, and the stand off box holds the trans. Engine doesnt move. This is on the ACE so I dont know about the 540.
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The DCB conversion was completed last April. The owner could not be happier with the boat. He logged close to 50 hrs with no issues at all behind Teague 800's
I personally spent many hours in the boat and man, what an impressive hull the 34 DCB is! Rock solid, no bad manners at all. We set it up with 1:33 gears and the best run to date was 126.0 mph on GPS spinning a Bblades labbed 34 Maximus @ 6000 (on the limiter)

I'm presently travelling, I'll post pics when I return home.

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Here's some pictures of the conversion of TOMCAT the boat.

Rtech and Konrad promoted this package to owners of older boats with TRS drives that want to keep their boat, but want power to keep up with the new boats. The Rtech package on a 500 HP engine brings it up to 800 HP. The Konrad package can handle this power easily.

This particular boat, a 1986 Excaliburcat was running 80-81 with 500 HP 502s. After the Konrad installation the boat ran 83-84 because the drives are about 1.5" shorter than TRS. Finding this mph took some prop testing.

After the installation of the supercharger system the boat runs 101-102 after more prop testing. We finally settled on Hydromotive P5X. The Maximus was too much blade and the P5 wouldn't trim out enough.

The conclusion is you can add 20 mph to a heavy boat (8500 lbs) with 300 HP and a drive that can handle it. This should help you run with the new boats for a lot less money than trading in that "old girl" you love so much.
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Imco 1000's or the 4x4's are rated for higher hp than the Konrads. That might be another option. Engine does not move, but utilizes a transmission in the extension box. I have a set of 4x4's with five hours I can sell cheap.
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