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Old 08-31-2009, 05:11 PM
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It ends the "Bravo Blues" for sure.
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The first drive I would look at is the Weismann. Fifteen years ago they dry-sumped Mercury's #6, then designed and built their own. It's half the weight of the Merc and is rated @1600hp. They are also testing a new version of the old Blackhawk twin prop drive also [email protected] Their drives and transmissions have been banned from US Offshore racing because they were TOO good, i.e. giving Merc too much competition.

Give Pat Weismann a call, see what he can do for you;

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Old 08-31-2009, 05:19 PM
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what kinda of pwr are you running?
I think the SCX is rated for 900/900 or close to it.
Between 1100-1200hp depending on setup and fuel....the boat has run 132mph, but there is more there, ran out of prop...I have the whipple 5.0L SC
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Your Max is not gonna hold up under 1300+. You say the new X Power doesn't work and the Arneson takes too much transom rework, so you're really confined to either the Merc 6 or the Weismann 6. There is another drive, called the Sage Drive, but I'm not sure if it can be run as a single.

The weight issue in your small cat will probably make the choice easy.

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Your Max is not gonna hold up under 1300+. You say the new X Power doesn't work and the Arneson takes too much transom rework, so you're really confined to either the Merc 6 or the Weismann 6. There is another drive, called the Sage www.sagedrive.net but I'm not sure if it can be run as a single.

The weight issue in your small cat will probably make the choice easy.
Thats what I am worried about with the #6 is the weight, I like the Arneson, and Steve RPM says that the center pod work is not a big deal, but after reading the fourm in the Force section I don't know if that is the way to go, just weighing my options right now, I have looked @ the weismann, but there website doesn't give much information...
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Thats what I am worried about with the #6 is the weight, I like the Arneson, and Steve RPM says that the center pod work is not a big deal, but after reading the fourm in the Force section I don't know if that is the way to go, just weighing my options right now, I have looked @ the weismann, but there website doesn't give much information...
300 extra pounds
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Was wondering when I was going to see this post. Can't wait to see what you decide on. I think I'd be really tempted by the arneson...
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Between 1100-1200hp depending on setup and fuel....the boat has run 132mph, but there is more there, ran out of prop...I have the whipple 5.0L SC
very impressive. clean and tight
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Was wondering when I was going to see this post. Can't wait to see what you decide on. I think I'd be really tempted by the arneson...
Yup, changed the drive coupler, but the drive has a problem also, it will be @ MMW Wednesday morning for a rebuild...what a biotch 3 grand last year, 6 grand this year, and so on, oh well thats what we, as high performance boaters look forward to...spendin money I am just thankful I am able to afford it....for now

John you have seen me run the boat, no jack rabbit starts and I never hammer the throttle I always ease into it, WTF I just don't understand why the chit keeps going out, that is why I am looking @ other options, the Arneson is damn fine but alot of work has to be done to the bottom center pad of the boat, maybe I ought to just get a 496 with a bravo...NOT you know you will be one of the first to know next summer...
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scx hands down, easiest most reliable setup without major modification.
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