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Old 05-23-2002, 09:20 PM
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Powerboat, June, p 44. This may be old news, but............ That IMCO SC they put behind the (1300hp) Daytona Eliminator (144 mph)................ got it from a good source that the drive blew within something like 10 miles of initial testing...........

I'm not bashing anyone - I'm suppoda get my SC next week..... But I'm pushing about half that power....
 
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Old 05-23-2002, 09:44 PM
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Sortof have to power up to find the next weakest link. If IMCO can make it last behind the 1300hp test bed boat , now they have something.
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Old 05-23-2002, 11:08 PM
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That new IMCO SC drive is supposed to handle something like 750 foot pounds of torque with about a 5000lbs boat. If you're running a twin engine boat then it will handle 10,000lbs of weight. 1300hp is pushing it quite a bit I would say. Merc is supposed to have a new "Sportsman" drive coming out sometime in the near future. I guess it's supposed to close the gap between the BRavo and the SSMasters. I haven't seen it yet though. Anyone know where a website is that would show a picture of this new drive by Merc???
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Old 05-24-2002, 12:25 AM
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Powerboat has an article on the Sportmaster drive in it this month. If I remember correctly, the drive is not supposed to be any stronger then the xr. It has a nose cone on the bottom to help prevent blowouts.
 
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