Like Tree0Likes

TRS positives and negatives

Reply
Old 11-13-2007, 07:04 PM
  #11
Banned
 
cuda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Deland, Florida
Posts: 25,191
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scarab3DMC View Post
Just Be Wary Of The Merc II Transmissions.. Stay With Borg Warner.
I had my Merc II transmission gone through when I bought the boat. I had it clearanced, and an extra clutch plate installed. I love my TRS. If you switch from a Merc II, to a B/W, you have to relocated the engine. It's one the 1982 22 Donzi.
cuda is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2007, 08:10 PM
  #12
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
Top Banana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Rhode Island summer, Florida winter
My Boats: 1974 35 Cigarette BENIHANA, 1976 24 Banana Boat.
Posts: 3,423
Default

The TRS drives were so good, that we raced with them in the open ocean on long races...... 100 plus miles...... and then used them the next day, to go cruising to the Bahamas.

Many teams raced for a couple of seasons without ever touching them.

Mel Riggs is another guy that is an expert with these drives, and will fix you up and get you running no matter what the problem is.

I still run them on my 28SS Cigarette with no problems at all.
Top Banana is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2007, 08:14 PM
  #13
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Tampa,Fl.
My Boats: 2001 26 ZX DONZI 496HO
Posts: 1,124
Default

Thanks for the in-put this board is so awesome when someone needs to know!!! I'll sleep better tonight with that said.
Donzi Corleone is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2007, 10:04 PM
  #14
Registered
Trade Score: (4)
 
Rookie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
My Boats: 30 Scarab Panther, 37 Active Thunder, 34 Wellcraft Gran Sport
Posts: 3,789
Thumbs up

Good to finally see a positive thread about TRS's.

Love mine.
Rookie is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2007, 10:21 PM
  #15
Registered
 
thisistank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Channel Islands, So. Cal.
My Boats: Making the best in the industry BETTER for over 25 years...... Lip-Ship Performance 305-933-9988
Posts: 10,675
Default

pros: strong, strong, strong. Close to "unbreakable".

Cons: hard re-sale and like it or not parts will eventually be an issue with a drive thats been discontinued for many years.
thisistank is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2007, 10:44 PM
  #16
Registered
 
Moses's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Henderson, NV
My Boats: 36 OutLaw 500HP's
Posts: 159
Default

Curious, whats the cost on the Konrad upgrade and is it a simple conversion for someone with some mechanic skills? Very interested in an older TG and would replace with Konrads if I lost one of the drives.
Moses is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2007, 10:53 PM
  #17
Registered
 
thisistank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Channel Islands, So. Cal.
My Boats: Making the best in the industry BETTER for over 25 years...... Lip-Ship Performance 305-933-9988
Posts: 10,675
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Moses View Post
Curious, whats the cost on the Konrad upgrade and is it a simple conversion for someone with some mechanic skills? Very interested in an older TG and would replace with Konrads if I lost one of the drives.
about 10k a side if you use the original TRS gimbals.
thisistank is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2007, 11:06 PM
  #18
Registered
 
stecz20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: San Francisco CA
My Boats: I am Jersey's B!tch
Posts: 7,772
Default

i shifted my cig with my thumbs, never ever had problem getting parts for rebuilds... i love em, shift like butter.... great around the docks.. strong drive, easy to service....
stecz20 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2007, 07:56 AM
  #19
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Trade Score: (3)
 
cigrocket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Endicott, NY
My Boats: Playboy T/S
Posts: 2,097
Default

Like they said 10k a side, but you will recover some of the cost of the conversion when you sell your TRS PARTS on ebay or OSO
cigrocket is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2007, 11:14 PM
  #20
Registered
 
Moses's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Henderson, NV
My Boats: 36 OutLaw 500HP's
Posts: 159
Default

Cool. Now all I have to do is unload the 36Outlaw and pick up the Top Gun. Which I do think my Baja is far nicer than the TG I plan on doing what Tank did and update it.
Moses is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
42johnny
Drives and Lower Units
14
04-18-2008 10:49 AM
jeff1000man
General Boating Discussion
3
02-27-2007 10:45 AM
ratman
General Boating Discussion
5
09-09-2006 02:29 PM
stecz20
General Boating Discussion
17
05-31-2006 07:47 AM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:49 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.