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Old 12-03-2007, 01:02 PM
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Thats my gut feeling too Jafo. Do you know anthing about the drives? Are they bad news?
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The drives were innovative, and if placed on the right hull (and a lot of time spent by the mfg. in their placement on the transom) they could be very fast. The fact was they could not perform well in as wide a variety of hull applications as a conventional drive.
Given the fact the Bravo was already in use in so many boats and enjoyed a decent reliability factor, the Blackhawk never took off.
There are a few places out there that can support them; I even see complete drives from time to time on Ebay, but what is your down-time worth if one fails?
Don't get me wrong, the P-29 was a sharp boat, and if it's something you have always considered as a 'must-have' dream boat, by all means pursue it. You only go around once in life. Resale may be tough down the line just because of the drive installation though, and I can almost guarantee you're going to want a bigger boat someday....
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Was wellcraft not selling enough Scarabs and thats why they quit them? I know they still make fishing boats.
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Old 12-04-2007, 05:45 AM
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Wellcrafts liscensing agreement with Larry Smith to use the Scarab name expired in 2002. Wellcraft has reacquired the rights as of last year, however, this market is probably not the time to start rebuilding high perfomance boats. they are currently only a very small percentage of toal boat sales. Center consoles and fish boats however...........................
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I think i have this March issue
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If march of 96 Pkspx does not mean much too you I'll mail you a check. What do ya got a have for it $$? I'll send a post marked envolpe all you got a do is drop it in the mail. By the way nice picture!!! nova26
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If march of 96 Pkspx does not mean much too you I'll mail you a check. What do ya got a have for it $$? I'll send a post marked envolpe all you got a do is drop it in the mail. By the way nice picture!!! nova26
I checked last night and while I found issues all around that date, I didn't find March 95 or 96. The good news is that it is highly likely that I still have it at my beach house. I lent the house to a buddy of mine for a few weeks, but I will be back there at teh end of the month. I'll let you know then.

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