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Old 11-12-2010, 11:13 AM
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Why don't we see more Skaters built with surface drives? They seem to have Mercury...

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Several factors:
- resale value (real or perceived)
- package pricing (Mercury Racing power, drive package)
- possible lack of knowledge of drive options
- local maintainability (probably perceived, Arneson hardly ever breaks)

There have been a reasonable number of Arneson Skaters, and we just recently had an Ilmor Indy drive 30 and a X-Power Drive 30.

For me personally, my next Skater build, will get serious consideration for Arneson drives.
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(probably perceived, Arneson hardly ever breaks)
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Ever noticed that the heavy duty boats the coast guard and military use seem to favor Arnesons.

Tells me a lot.

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Also there has to be a different bottom for the two different setups.
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Why don't we see more Skaters built with surface drives? They seem to have Mercury...

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heres a new skater w/arnesons
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What power's going in the Arneson vee?
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- possible lack of knowledge of drive options
I think this is the biggest problem.
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Also there has to be a different bottom for the two different setups.
Sorry, but the bottoms are exactly the same

This goes to "lack of knowledge"
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heres a new skater w/arnesons
480hp diesel Cummings.
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Two Speed trannies??
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