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Old 03-15-2011, 07:52 PM
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I saw U do'n that in Key West!!
Yeah, but where's my beer you were gonna buy??
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Yeah, but where's my beer you were gonna buy??
Ya had 2 much already, that's why U didn't even know U were wiz'n on your 525's from the cockpit!! I guess U were using the bilge pump form of flushing!!!
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Ya had 2 much already, that's why U didn't even know U were wiz'n on your 525's from the cockpit!! I guess U were using the bilge pump form of flushing!!!
building the 725 Ilmor boat next week. Thinking you want to ride it in KW this year's race? We won't be pizzin'!
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building the 725 Ilmor boat next week. Thinking you want to ride it in KW this year's race? We won't be pizzin'!
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:33 PM
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Change oil every 50 hours and you'll never need them.

You would think they would listen to someone who has spent multiple years working on these drives. I guess they never asked themselves why Merc never put one on them. After all Merc did design, develop, engineer and manufacture these drives. Not to mention that they have to warranty them too.

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Have to agree with that one. Scooping up water and dumping it on the top cap is, as they say, like pizzin' on a spark plug.

You need an actual cooler or radiator.
DREW MARINE HAS HAD A COOLING SYSTEM FOR YEARS
COOLING IS MOST NEEDED ON HI SPEED HI X DIMENSION OLDER SETUPS
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:56 AM
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Wink How hot is Hot!

Remember being out with a friend quite a few years ago now when I knew even less about outdrives than I know now and he demonstrated how hot Bravo drives get in performance boats at speed. I was arguing that those silly drive showers I had seen on drives were a waste and the water being boated in would more than adequately cool the drive and oil. He stopped the boat slowly and told me to place the palm of my hand on top of the drive. After sporting a nice big blistered section on the palm of my hand for about a week or so, I never made that silly statement again!!

Want to make your Bravo drive last longer, 1. Cool it any way you can. 2. Use good drive oil and change it every 25 hours or so, cheap insurance!!

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