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Old 10-22-2009, 03:36 AM
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yea im bad enough at it as it is...just slap one of those puppies on and ill really hit some ****
You are way misinformed.
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i imagine those could make docking interesting........

Ive driven both, the ASD's dock no different than my #6 set up...there is alot of wrong information out there. They also get up on plane just as good once set up properly with the correct props and can handle more hp and torqe than the NXT set up. Less parts easier to fix just not nearly as many repair shops as the big Monopoly co. These drive are used mainly over seas.. where we are brain washed that Merc. is the only co. to buy. I'm glad Ilmor and a few other co.s came on board.
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What kind of power loss does the bravo kits have compared to a Bravo?
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Ive driven both, the ASD's dock no different than my #6 set up...there is alot of wrong information out there. They also get up on plane just as good once set up properly with the correct props and can handle more hp and torqe than the NXT set up. Less parts easier to fix just not nearly as many repair shops as the big Monopoly co. These drive are used mainly over seas.. where we are brain washed that Merc. is the only co. to buy. I'm glad Ilmor and a few other co.s came on board.
Thanks Jassman, I am really looking for a boat that when I go out I know I will make it back under my own power.
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What kind of power loss does the bravo kits have compared to a Bravo?
The kits have a loss (including transmission) of less than 15 hp. A stock Bravo B1 has a 39 hp loss.
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o no doubt way less moving parts i bet they are reliable as hell. Can they make the same angles as a stock b1>? I thought they only have a small range of steering movement>? Thats why i figured they would suck around docks.
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The kits have a loss (including transmission) of less than 15 hp. A stock Bravo B1 has a 39 hp loss.
I have always wondered then why don't we see more of these. I think when my Bravo's go that I will look into this kit. It seems to me in the 80's to early 90's surface drives like ASD's and Karma? were more popular.

As for around the dock, on my twin when I am docking I use the shift levers, and the wife on the back
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o no doubt way less moving parts i bet they are reliable as hell. Can they make the same angles as a stock b1>? I thought they only have a small range of steering movement>? Thats why i figured they would suck around docks.


Buddy of mine had a 28' Jones offshore hull back in the early 80's with a single 460 BBF twin turbo deal and Arneson bronze drive.It performed really well , and docking wasn't too bad considering being a single engined boat.Try docking a V-drive cruiser in reverse ,then you'd appreciate an Arneson or Kaama drive.
Never been in a twin Arneson boat , but I imagine it would be no different from a twin Bravo boat using the sticks only at the dock.I've built my46" RC boat back in 1980 inspired by my friend's boat "Putt Putt" Had to build my ASD drive ,since noone in the hobby shops had them at that time.


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That RC boat is pretty cool, any Video's
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ran the boat on some lakes back in the ol' days when I didn't have a movie camera . Hopefully next season I'll take some.Me and my son playing with electric helis now a days.
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