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Old 08-13-2009, 01:10 PM
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Default #6 drives on a formula 357-SR1

has anyone installed #6 drives on a 357-sr1? If so what kind of advantages did you get?
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:16 PM
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No one has tried this? What about #5 drives?
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Old 08-13-2009, 09:19 PM
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Boats are built to handle certain weights and loads. Be careful, but a Formula that size from that era (not knocking them as they are nice boats) might not be capable of handling a #6 unless certain structual upgrades/additions have been done.
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I think the drives would out value the hull?
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I had that boat.

I had a boat with # 6's.

Thge drives would be worth more that the boat.
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Seems like overkill. What size motors are you running? What is the reasoning behind added the 6's?
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compared to bravo's -nothing is overkill.
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I have one question. Why?
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Dude - that would be a pain in the ass. All new transom, all new motor mounting locations, fair amount of new rigging, etc.... and then you still don't know what it will run like.

Advantages - no drive failures.

Disadvantages - just about everything else....
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There is a guy at my old marina that either 3's or 3A's, I'm not sure, swinging some big cleavers. I think he was running high-70's low 80's maybe?
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