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Old 10-02-2009, 02:36 PM
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You said money was no object, $250k is not going to buy a very "new" 700/#6 boat.
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:39 PM
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I said the fuel cost was not an issue. I have approval, from the wife, to spend the $250,000. Thats it. I think most on this site will understand what I am saying!
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:41 PM
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I have been keeping an eye on this 47

http://www.boattrader.com/listing/19...tning-94522183
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Got ya! The 700 hasn't been out that long, so it's not easy to come across exactly what you're looking for. Good luck though, with that budget there will be something out there!
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I have been keeping an eye on this 47

http://www.boattrader.com/listing/19...tning-94522183
I never heard of a 47 fountian with triple 800's, thats bad ass!
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Old 10-02-2009, 03:47 PM
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with #6 drives
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:25 PM
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This is what I have my eye on.

http://www.legendmarinegroup.com/sea...sortDir=DESC&#

Its a triple 525 boat.

I have any many a discussion's with triple 500 owners. The keys, as they put it, are how are you treating the boat. I have been told that the 'XR' drives are fine when the boat is up on plain. The issue is the strength from the start. There is alot of strain on a 42/47 foot boat, out of the box. Hammering the throtles is not the best thing to do in any application, but especially with 'XR' drives. However, I have been told, if you add the 3rd motor, you drastically reduce the stresses on the drives. With three drives you have 33.33% load vs. 50% load with two drives. Once you get up on plane, which in the triple boats, its pretty quick, then most of the stress is gone, and the 'XR" drives should do fine. Especially if your not beating the **** out of the boat, etc.

I also want the option to modify the 525's to 700's in the future, and have been told that the 'XR' drives can handle the 700's at speed as well.

Given the cost to repair/replace 'XR' drives vs #6, and or repair/replacing 700's/850's vs. 525's, I still think it makes sense to go with the 525's.

Sorry for the long rant.
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:13 PM
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This is what I have my eye on.

http://www.legendmarinegroup.com/sea...sortDir=DESC&#

Its a triple 525 boat.

I have any many a discussion's with triple 500 owners. The keys, as they put it, are how are you treating the boat. I have been told that the 'XR' drives are fine when the boat is up on plain. The issue is the strength from the start. There is alot of strain on a 42/47 foot boat, out of the box. Hammering the throtles is not the best thing to do in any application, but especially with 'XR' drives. However, I have been told, if you add the 3rd motor, you drastically reduce the stresses on the drives. With three drives you have 33.33% load vs. 50% load with two drives. Once you get up on plane, which in the triple boats, its pretty quick, then most of the stress is gone, and the 'XR" drives should do fine. Especially if your not beating the **** out of the boat, etc.

I also want the option to modify the 525's to 700's in the future, and have been told that the 'XR' drives can handle the 700's at speed as well.

Given the cost to repair/replace 'XR' drives vs #6, and or repair/replacing 700's/850's vs. 525's, I still think it makes sense to go with the 525's.

Sorry for the long rant.

nice looking boat.. as to the 525's with bravos on a large heavy boat...keep it with the 525's and leave well enough alone. When you start upgrading, then the drives need to be upgraded to handle the additional amount of power, but more important the extra torque. Then your speed and downforce will increase which will then have additional stress on the drives. Trust me..I have many friends on this board that have gone that route, to only get frustrated. Good Luck.
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:20 PM
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This is what I have my eye on.

http://www.legendmarinegroup.com/sea...sortDir=DESC&#

Its a triple 525 boat.

I have any many a discussion's with triple 500 owners. The keys, as they put it, are how are you treating the boat. I have been told that the 'XR' drives are fine when the boat is up on plain. The issue is the strength from the start. There is alot of strain on a 42/47 foot boat, out of the box. Hammering the throtles is not the best thing to do in any application, but especially with 'XR' drives. However, I have been told, if you add the 3rd motor, you drastically reduce the stresses on the drives. With three drives you have 33.33% load vs. 50% load with two drives. Once you get up on plane, which in the triple boats, its pretty quick, then most of the stress is gone, and the 'XR" drives should do fine. Especially if your not beating the **** out of the boat, etc.

I also want the option to modify the 525's to 700's in the future, and have been told that the 'XR' drives can handle the 700's at speed as well.

Given the cost to repair/replace 'XR' drives vs #6, and or repair/replacing 700's/850's vs. 525's, I still think it makes sense to go with the 525's.

Sorry for the long rant.
Great looking boat... Good luck
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Old 10-03-2009, 01:27 PM
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Maybee I will get lucky and find a used 700 triple with #6's.
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