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Old 07-18-2008, 08:04 AM
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Wouldn't the HP losses turning the #6s produce a pretty slow ride?
There is more HP loss with a Bravo than a dry sump #6
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There is more HP loss with a Bravo than a dry sump #6
Please explain??? #6 you are spinning 2 vert shafts, more gears, and its heavier??

You could be right just explain how you think a bravo takes more HP?

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Please explain??? #6 you are spinning 2 vert shafts, more gears, and its heavier??

You could be right just explain how you think a bravo takes more HP?

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The Bravo is full of fluid which covers all of the components, the dry sump 6 is not because it has a pump that sprays the gears. It's probably about the same for the two as far as HP loss (about 35 HP). The wet sump #6 robs about 100HP because it's filled with 5 gallons of lube as opposed to about 3.5 quarts in the dry sump. I talked to a Merc engineer about it when I got my boat and that's what he told me.
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The Bravo is full of fluid which covers all of the components, the dry sump 6 is not because it has a pump that sprays the gears. It's probably about the same for the two as far as HP loss (about 35 HP). The wet sump #6 robs about 100HP because it's filled with 5 gallons of lube as opposed to about 3.5 quarts in the dry sump. I talked to a Merc engineer about it when I got my boat and that's what he told me.

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The Bravo is full of fluid which covers all of the components, the dry sump 6 is not because it has a pump that sprays the gears. It's probably about the same for the two as far as HP loss (about 35 HP). The wet sump #6 robs about 100HP because it's filled with 5 gallons of lube as opposed to about 3.5 quarts in the dry sump. I talked to a Merc engineer about it when I got my boat and that's what he told me.
Not only that, but the #6 design with the swept back skeg is more hydrodynamically efficient. Almost all of the cat lite's run #6's. The vee's with 525's do to.... Miccosoukee and the Yatchs Fountain run #6s on 525s.
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That Extreme 39' in the ad above shows 104 with this pkg, not bad.
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I never thought of it that way, very good explanation.

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imagine trying to run in a swimming pool and then image trying to run out side the pool makes since.

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That Extreme 39' in the ad above shows 104 with this pkg, not bad.

to achieve those kind of numbers you also need to run a crash box instead of a tranny if im not mistaken.

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