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Old 10-03-2009, 02:08 PM
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Maybee I will get lucky and find a used 700 triple with #6's.

if you feel the need to travel faster than 91mph.. then you need trips..but a semi stagged twin 700 works just fine..
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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.

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You want a triple 525 boat, fine, but keep it stock. Both that boat and a twin 700 boat will run close to the same speed. You want to go faster, the 700 boat will only need a pully swap and a tune. The #6/NXT drives will be fine. The trip 525 boat will take lots of money to go faster and then you have bravo drives to mess with. Go with the 700 boat.
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if you feel the need to travel faster than 91mph.. then you need trips..but a semi stagged twin 700 works just fine..
The 47 is a full stagg.....and with a reggie tune and pulley swap he will be 100mph with two motors.....i would think.
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Old 10-03-2009, 05:25 PM
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I already know I am going to plunk down $225,000 or so on a boat. So, I also aready know that after the motors need to be "refreshed" that I will probably be wanting to modify them. Just trying to make the decision by buying the right boat now, so I dont have to purchase another one 3 years from now.

Money does come into play here with the 700/850's. We all know how many hours they are good for, and what its costs to refresh and overhaul. Just trying to keep it in the reasonable range. I still have to put 7 kids through college. Oh, and 4 weddings to pay for!

Thanks for all the replies.

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Old 10-03-2009, 07:00 PM
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At a cruise the 700's won't be boosting, so you'll be very reliable. You're nuts to get the triple 525 boat. Really is a heavier, thirstier less reliable package.
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I still have to put 7 kids through college. Oh, and 4 weddings to pay for!




700 boat will still be a cheaper more reliable package when its all said and done.

Whats wrong with a smaller twin 525 boat....? Thats the ticket there.
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Old 10-14-2009, 06:49 PM
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Well I have narrowed it down to the triple 525's or the twin 700's.

I would love to include the 850's but I have heard that these motors are really touchy.

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Not touchy just spendy.
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:10 PM
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I have been keeping an eye on this 47

http://www.boattrader.com/listing/19...tning-94522183


That's a sweet boat for sure. SC800's and #6 drives. Seems like a steel.



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I have a 1997 47' with 900's and #6's for sale. Were 800's. fresh motors.
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