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Old 07-16-2007, 11:14 PM
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I had the opposite experience, nothing but trouble with the Cobra drive. It said King Cobra on the trim cylinders, but it was just a regular Cobra drive. I had trouble with the shift cables and had them replaced several times.
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:21 PM
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my 201 ran 62mph on gps and still does with a 350 bow-tie block bored .040 lunati cam, dart heads balanced assembly rpm intake stock carb and ign and aftermarket center rise exhaust. It has a king cobra on it and I know it has more than 1000 hours of abuse and has never been apart changed the shift cable twice. I do know that we have had two king cobras in our family and one volvo and now a bravo 1 and alpha 1 and the mercruiser drives have been nothing but trouble
Yeah and people say to stay away from Libs with an OMC drive!

I have 4 friends with libs, one 201 and 3 221a and all have the newer cone clutch King Cobra. They're bulletproof.
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Old 07-17-2007, 01:31 PM
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I think what they mean is stay away from one with an OMC Cobra drive. You have to be careful because a lot of the drives said King Cobra on the trim cylinders even though they were just your run of the mill Cobra drives. My boat had the 350 King Cobra engine, but just a regular Cobra drive that died. It then died repeatedly when the engine had extra power even with a drive shower installed. The Bravo should be able to handle the 383's power without any problems.
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Most of the bad stuff I have heard about the King Cobra comes from those that have never owned one. I have broke many bravos, but power does that. I have talked to some owners of the Kings who say they are bullet proof. The boat I now have has a King, and we are preparing to strap 750 ponnies to it so I will keep you posted, on bullet proof. Though they do not shift smooth, I will say that. You don't want a rookie running the sticks in tight corders with my boat. And yes, I even had a life time boat mechanic and certified at one time Cobra tech adjust it, it is as good as it gets.
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Old 07-17-2007, 03:00 PM
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Back to my original question:
Does anyone have a 201 Liberator that runs 70 mph or faster on GPS?
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