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Old 02-22-2011, 10:37 AM
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Noooooooo Bravoooooooooo. Huge waste of time and money swapping to a Bravo setup. You could probably find speedmaster lowers for your trs's if you tried.
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Noooooooo Bravoooooooooo. Huge waste of time and money swapping to a Bravo setup. You could probably find speedmaster lowers for your trs's if you tried.

Only Speedmaster lower that bolts to a TRS Upper is the SSM II and no parts available and not stronger then TRS. Go Konrads or stick with TRS. TRS good for 600 HP. I had a flat bottom Cigarette Mistress with 675 NA motors. Ran 80-90 hours without failure. Then went Konrads.
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DON'T DO IT! TRS's are much better for a big heavy boat like that. If you really want an upgrade go konrad, or as Rik would recommend, Arneson. Brovo's would be a major waste of resources on that boat.
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Call Cary @ (315) 382-8828 he is looking to put a set of Konrads on his boat.
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:44 PM
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What's the new hardware cost to go from TRS to :
Arneson drive conversion including props ?
Konrad drive conversion including props ?
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Old 02-25-2011, 03:20 PM
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Look in the classifieds, there are set of Konrads in the Swap shop, that only have a few hours on them.
the conversion is easy, and that set is very reasonable everything there.

I would never switch to a bravo on a 38, too heavy for a weak drive. not to mention too much work, and poor balance once complete.

When I read through the tech section and see so many posts of people looking for a bravo solution it makes me wonder why others want to switch to them?
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and as said above trs is a better drive than the bravo, to begin with. they are good up to 600 hp.
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alot of top guns have bravos....i switched my cafe to bravos with 700s not that hard to do and boat ran great 5 years and no problems with the drives...whatever you decide get new gimbles
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This looks like a great deal. You will not find them cheaper. "Plug and play" and peace of mind.
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