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Old 10-17-2009, 06:42 AM
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Just wondering if anyone has run a twin engine boat with one lower being a standard XR Lower and the other a standard length (not a shorty) Imco Lower. I may have a great deal on a Imco lower and the only difference I have been told is the nose cone...... will the boat run the same or will this cause some sort of drag or other problems.
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No experience here. Is the XR lower a sportmaster or bone stock lower? Common sense would dictate running the same lowers. The only way I think anyone would run different lowers, is in a emergency situation. Buy another Imco lower. Or dont change at all. You will not see any performance improvement. Will look kind of weird for sure.
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Perfectly acceptable......in Oklahoma
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:22 AM
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John isnt considering running an XR lower and an Imco lower as a permament set up. He is only concidering this as an option for "in case" 1 drive should break during the short NY season. His concern is, would mixing a standard XR ( not sportmaster ) lower with an Imco SC lower create some sort of hydrodynamics problems for a short term use, until the standard XR can be rebuilt and re-installed.
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I ran a standard Xr loxer and a Sport master for about 30 hrs without any trouble.
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John isnt considering running an XR lower and an Imco lower as a permament set up. He is only concidering this as an option for "in case" 1 drive should break during the short NY season. His concern is, would mixing a standard XR ( not sportmaster ) lower with an Imco SC lower create some sort of hydrodynamics problems for a short term use, until the standard XR can be rebuilt and re-installed.
As a temporary thing I dont think it would be a huge problem..I wouldnt push the boat to its limits. Im no expert, but I would think the different shape and skeg style might affect hydrodynamics and could possible be dangerous at higher speeds. IMHO
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NO NOT IN OKLAHOMA
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