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Old 08-06-2007, 09:56 PM
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Thanks Fastboat. I have heard great things about the 300 boat. I am high on it because of the deadrise and no, I'm not looking to do 100MPH. But over 60 would be more than fine. I have a friend that I work with that used to sell these back in the day and he says you really can't appreciate one unless you see how they are built. And boy did they overbuild these things. True, a lot of you are right. It is a floating brick, way too heavy, a stone's throw away from being a navy war ship, but hey, if I can get one someday and get it one here to show it's just as good as the formula's, cigs, etc, That works for me.


DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY FOOTAGE OF THAT SPRUCE GOOSE RACE OR ANY 411 ON THAT RACE WHERE THE COBALT WAS ACTUALLY OUT IN FRONT WINNING UNTIL IT BROKE DOWN?? ANYONE??
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Old 08-07-2007, 09:32 AM
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cant seem to post my pics...... Newby here...sorry..... any help appreciated.......
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if you want send them to my email address and I'll post them for you.

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Old 08-11-2007, 11:47 PM
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Hey stroker what did you decide to do?

Im having a BAD time trying to get my pics up.... will send them to Pantera...

Ive been Wrenching the 269..... Cutler F/I is giving me fits.....

Dam electronics.......

It may be time for some 800 Holley's!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-12-2007, 03:14 AM
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i am still looking into it. EVERY Marine tech I talk to seems to think that I'm going to need 1000+++ HP to move the thing over 60 mph because it has a 26 degree deadrise. That will mean big $$ with no return after I want to trade up. The hull is straight, but it would literally be a 2 year project with the motor budjet!! We are talking 20k+! Just on install of engines
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No way. A Cig Top Gun And a Black thunder are faster than that. That Cobalt doesn't weigh 12000 lbs does it.? No twin engine boat is cheap and you would end up with a boat more solid than a Scarab.
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Twin crate 502s with a cam change, is what HOMBRE a Cobalt in Lake Mich. is running.
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Old 08-12-2007, 11:36 AM
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I have a 1986 Cobalt Condurra 269 for sale if anybody is interested it's in good shape with twin 350 mags if anybody is interested I will try to post it in the classifieds this week We just wanted a larger boat
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I custom ordered a Condurre 300 back in 1984. It was delivered in September 1984 as a 1985 model and was heavily optioned with Mercruiser 440 Cyclones and TRS drives.The boat ran 75 mph on radar which back in the day was considered fast. It had a 26 deg deadrise and was a true wave crucher. It was was very well built, very heavy and handled fairly well at the top end. As I remember, Cobalt entered into an agreement with Humberto Pican (sp??) of Carerra Boats to gain access to his 30' mold. They paid him an override on every boat built (which wasn't very many). I have owned many HP boats, but I will always have fond memories of my Condurre!!

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YOU SEE EPDRB, Thats what I like to hear!! But was the HP back in the day the "real" HP that what is today. Is it that every Marine Tech just wants more money with putting in 500's than 450's or 460's?? I found a great affordable set of 460 hp engines made by this place called "Marine Engines" in Mass that look pretty affordable. Now I just wonder if they will hook up to a set of Velvet Trannies with TRS drives!!!!???? Would anyone know?
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YOU SEE EPDRB, Thats what I like to hear!! But was the HP back in the day the "real" HP that what is today. Is it that every Marine Tech just wants more money with putting in 500's than 450's or 460's?? I found a great affordable set of 460 hp engines made by this place called "Marine Engines" in Mass that look pretty affordable. Now I just wonder if they will hook up to a set of Velvet Trannies with TRS drives!!!!???? Would anyone know?
Mercruiser rated the engines at 440 HP at the crank. By today standards, they are real dinosaurs....dual point ignitions, Holley 850 carbs, etc. But, with the dry Gil Exhaust (std. equipment), they sounded awesome!!
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