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Old 07-19-2009, 11:53 AM
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Jass your correct. In a application like yours now doubt the NXT's are the way to go. But in a modest boat with modest up grades save the money and stay with Bravo's.

Before Mercury went to multiple stages of Bravo's I had a 97 Thunder with Twin 800's and stock Bravo's on Boxes with 3 trouble free season.

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...Mercury had a 36 BAJA w/ a single 700 and an NXT drive...
How fast did it go?
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Jass your correct. In a application like yours now doubt the NXT's are the way to go. But in a modest boat with modest up grades save the money and stay with Bravo's.

Before Mercury went to multiple stages of Bravo's I had a 97 Thunder with Twin 800's and stock Bravo's on Boxes with 3 trouble free season.

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That's because you never took it over 60.....
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Old 07-19-2009, 03:18 PM
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Your right Pat, because the 32 foot boat weighed in at 12,000 lbs, without me in it.
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Old 07-19-2009, 03:20 PM
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for us with the heavy resin buckets, over 12,000+, it is all about piece of mind. LT
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I can tell you from experience a couple summers ago when I was testing the drive in one of Mercurys test boats. Mercury had a 36 BAJA w/ a single 700 and an NXT drive. Part of the routine was to try to break it. In trying to break it we would hole shot it from a dead stop. We tested it for months under those kind of conditions - It Never Broke....
Price starting at 20k each.....
Just curious, why a 36 with a single?
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Old 07-19-2009, 05:33 PM
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Not to argue but,after building a few boats,I would rather sell what I had and buy something with the right hardware.That conversion is gonna be costly no matter what.I would think konrads would be cheaper?
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Old 07-19-2009, 06:00 PM
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Just curious, why a 36 with a single?
The single drive has a huge load when trying to get on plane with such a large boat ,so the time to get on plane would take longer ,and that was probably their purpose to load the drive as much as possible to see what will happen.
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For what you would be getting into cost-wise, it would seem some Areneson's would be the more cost effective upgrade to a Bravo.
I agree

$20K for the leg, + $10K for the transom assembly + a transmission and $$$$$$$$$$$$

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for us with the heavy resin buckets, over 12,000+, it is all about piece of mind. LT
I agree...

Here's my take on it..Boating is to be fun..thats why we buy these machines..when going out if it becomes a hassle once or twice a year with a break down, or always having it in the back of your mind especially on a PR..thats when it becomes un-fun..
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