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Old 02-21-2007, 09:07 AM
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Konrad - There's only one!!!

I beleive there has been more than a single failure with the NXT.
Do tell, like I said,there were trans/cone clutch issues at 1st and they were taken care of, do you think Merc would still use the NXT trans in front of the #6 drive on the high x boats if there were still tranny issues? I dont think so in this market place, Shogren ran over 100hrs in his Fountain/mule last summer with the NXT drive with no failures and he aint exactly easy on equiptment
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:12 AM
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Why not just go with Konrad drives? They have a tremedous proven track record.
I was an Illmor/Teague/Spectre test dummy last year, no thanks, I'll stick with Merc
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:23 AM
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they sure can but between fountain and outerlimits, every mph counts...

BTW, this drive fails to excite me. same old stuff, the idea behind it is 50+ years old. It still has all the disadvantages of the #6 without some of the advantages of a cone clutch drive. It doesn't push the envelope in any way...
You are right about that. You think that overall performance would be their goal. But, alot of these manufacturers want to squeeze every last mile per hour out of their boats. That is fine for them, but is that wise for the consumer? I also heard that at a certain poker run, a certain manufacturer ran out of gas twice. All, just to squeeze that extra 1-2 mph. How ridiculous. If dropping the x dimension lost you several mph, but gained you better drivability, handling and maybe even reliability, woudn't that be the wiser choice? Especially now that alot of these boats are doing 100mph+.

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Old 02-21-2007, 09:48 AM
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Interesting ....

Now , what are the minimum octane requirements on the 700 ?
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:49 AM
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Interesting ....

Now , what are the minimum octane requirements on the 700 ?
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I was an Illmor/Teague/Spectre test dummy last year, no thanks, I'll stick with Merc
I am not a bravo lover, but do tell us how the experience was with the Illmor motor. Thanks Jeff
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You are right about that. You think that overall performance would be their goal. But, alot of these manufacturers want to squeeze every last mile per hour out of their boats. That is fine for them, but is that wise for the consumer? I also heard that at a certain poker run, a certain manufacturer ran out of gas twice. All, just to squeeze that extra 1-2 mph. How ridiculous. If dropping the x dimension lost you several mph, but gained you better drivability, handling and maybe even reliability, woudn't that be the wiser choice? Especially now that alot of these boats are doing 100mph+.

This is not going to happen when consumers care only about the top speed number however unrealistic it is. NK
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I am not a bravo lover, but do tell us how the experience was with the Illmor motor. Thanks Jeff
The first challenge, was purely a personal preference, the engines {twins} sounded like a Cummins diesel when coming on plane! and that was with no mufflers thru 4 inch tips. At speed outside of the boat 5900rpm they sounded good but at idle and getting on plane they sucked, The second issue was the powerband, not a real good mid-range hit and if you didnt prop the boat for 5900-6000 rpm instead 5500 or so you lost a lot of top end power, kind of like a 2.5 merc, the 3rd issue was outside temp/heat and power loss, totaly fell on its face when we hit 115 degrees out more-so than a 525 merc, I lost 400rpm and what mid-range hit that I had, 3rd was water pump {raw water} taking forever to draw raw water and eventually failing both pumps, the 4th was trying to sell the piece of ****
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who ran out of gas once oops, but twice turn them in
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Well, it wasn't Cig or Fountain. And,...that,s all I have to say about that.

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