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Old 08-14-2010, 08:32 PM
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When converting a bravo drive to a #6 plug-in.

Does anyone know how far this will push the engine forward?


There is a certain amount of hardware your going to trade and put the tranny and tail stock in place of it.

So if anyone has knowledge of the extra space required it would be greatly appreciated.


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John,

Give me a call and I will be able to tell you.

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If converting a bravo boat I would seriously consider the arneson SD-6 conversion kit......leaves the motor in the same place and puts the transmission in an extension box.
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It's been a while but I want to say it's about 12" forward.
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cougarman why not consider XPOWER drive very simple he now has a stainless gimble ring for them was weak link before call i have them on my skater
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what about a nxt?
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what about a nxt?
Can you buy them with out the whole package (ie 700sci/NXT)?
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Jon, I have an OEM Mercury installation drawings for performance products manual. The distance, along the crank centerline, from the back of the 1/4" rear motor plate to the inside of the transom on a motor with a #6 plug-in is 17 13/16". The distance from the same point on the transom to the rear of the motor on a Bravo boat is 8 1/2"

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cougarman why not consider XPOWER drive very simple he now has a stainless gimble ring for them was weak link before call i have them on my skater
Probably because $70K just for the legs is more than the cost for a pair of a new #6 much less Arnesons! Also, good luck dealing with a company that is not longer in business.
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Jon, I have an OEM Mercury installation drawings for performance products manual. The distance, along the crank centerline, from the back of the 1/4" rear motor plate to the inside of the transom on a motor with a #6 plug-in is 17 13/16". The distance from the same point on the transom to the rear of the motor on a Bravo boat is 8 1/2"

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Gary,

Haven't had a moment to call yet.

So if you subtract 8.500" from 17 13/16 then the engine is 9.3125" farthur forward correct?


Thanks to everyone else for your imput also.


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