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Old 08-30-2007, 01:02 PM
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hi guys i have just purchased 1994 formula 382 s it has great body and upholstery almost new i am willing to put brand new twin 525 efis with xr drives i dont know if it will be ok and i am willing to put full hydraulic steering and brand new gauges but it has k planes and kieghafer indicators which i am willing to keep please help me am i doing wright what should i put pleasssse....help
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fastboy, A full repower, pulley to prop nut is good. Hydraulic steering another good choice. Gauges are a toss up, You can add the new smartcraft displays . It really makes analog gauges obsolete. Great start with a new boat new warranties. Happy boating.
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Old 08-30-2007, 01:57 PM
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alot of these boats are running around with regular bravos.....XR's aren't perfect, but for the power used it will be OK.



ALSO, If you are looking at a complete re-rig you REALLY need to consider the Arneson ASD-8 (i believe it's the 8) kit. It seems expensive until you consider it comes with the belhousings, transom plates, hydraulic steering, and drives. If I remember correct a twin setup was around $22-25K but buying ALL that stuff for a twin bravo set-up will be about the same. The reports I found all claimed a nearly 10 MPH gain at both cruise and top end speeds with the surface drive set-up.
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I'd go with 1.50:1 Bravo XR's.

t500hps is right about the Arnesons being quicker, but they are much harder to sell on the resale market...at least down here. Good luck with whatever you choose.
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Originally Posted by Edward R. Cozzi
I'd go with 1.50:1 Bravo XR's.

t500hps is right about the Arnesons being quicker, but they are much harder to sell on the resale market...at least down here. Good luck with whatever you choose.
I agree - you would really have a hard time selling the arneson set up in the midwest. Kind of interesting, as I think the set up has a lot of superior qualities, but resale is not one of them.
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I did a lot of looking and really did'nt see any boats w/ Arneson drives, but I would have been real interested.
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