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Old 01-05-2007, 03:29 PM
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Does anyone have any expierence with Pulse Drives. Handling, drivabilty, Docking. Any info would be helpfull
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Old 01-05-2007, 03:46 PM
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I like our pulsedrive. I am still working with prop selection but I believe it will get worked out this Winter. The plusses are great handling, easy docking and no maintenance. It makes a great swim platform that is at water level. It allows you to get in shallow spots. The big minus is that it's not a merc product, so reselling the boat may be difficult for the money you want out of it.

I would not want to put a pulsedrive on a single engine vee bottom sport boat if I wanted anything but top end. You need twins to realize all the pulsedrive benefits.

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how does the pulse compare to the asd 7, what is it rated hp at, what about price , is it similar to arneson, does it have tranny?
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Frequency how does your boat handle when it get rough meaning 2-3's . Also how does handle in the turns.
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I drove a 29' Infinity with a Pulse drive. It was a single with I think 450 hp. It handled extremly well! The main difference between a Pulse and an ASD7 is you stear with the drive. There is a rudder directly behind the prop.
There is a trasmission and the drive can be built to handle most any HP.
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My boat handles OK in the rough, but it could be better. The inner strakes run all the way to the transom on Envisions - lots of stern lift. At speeds over 80 mph the bow is pretty much planted. We'll be taking some hook out of the bottom that should free up the bow. Turns are no problem. My trannies are ZF-63A's upgraded by Huber and are good to 1100 Hp. The u-joint betweeen the tranny and prop shaft is the same one used on Merc's #6 drive. Set the rev limiter to protect the engines and you don't need to deal with the throttles much when getting a lot of air.

I know it may be a tough sell when I'm ready for a different boat, but the benefits of this system are worth the hit. When we raft up you can sit on the platform with your legs in the water. Tube the kids and pull the tube up on the platform for loading and unloading. I can back into a slip with precision, due in part to the smooth shifting transmissions.

I'm pretty close to pulsedrive management. Let me know if you need more info.

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I know that with Arnesons it is harder to dock, I was on the Hustler and expierenced it first hand. Also at top speed the boat feels loose, is Pulse the same way.
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I know that with Arnesons it is harder to dock, I was on the Hustler and expierenced it first hand. Also at top speed the boat feels loose, is Pulse the same way.
I drove 2 back to back Hustlers, one with Vyper motors and Arnesons and then the Merc motors with bravo's. The Arneson boat got on plane quicker, backed into the dock as good, but when turning sharp at higher rates of speed on this particular hull, which can get squirly to begin with you had to get use to it. I personally have no problems with them. They are more reliable, can handle more horsepower, downside not as serviceable. A friend has them on a 38 Hustler with 950hp per side, not one problem once all the adjustments were made. I also have straight ASD-8's on my Nortech, very pleased when I went on my test ride, handles and docks as good as my Speedmaster #5's did on my 04 Nortech 4300. Jeff
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Jassman when where docking, was it in strong current? Having the props higher up means less bite at slow speeds. Also getting up plan you really have to tach it up 4500-5000rpm. On the Pulse drive it is a rudder system so that is why I am curious as to how it handles vs a bravo style.
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