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Old 01-12-2003, 07:43 PM
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a little over a month a go B-MAX started shipping their own lower's. they are available in standard length OR 2" shorter. you can choose either when purchasing a drive.or you can purchase them separately, case only or complete lower with your choice of gear ratio. B-max does not use IMCO cases. in the past customers supplied lower cases when needed, not any more. RON BENDER
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Old 01-12-2003, 09:12 PM
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I think I will eventually end up with a pair of IMCO Extreme SC's.
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Old 01-12-2003, 10:14 PM
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I heard that the B-Max has trouble holding oil. No personal knowledge, just a rumor from someone that works on boats for a living.
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Not true, B max, or an affiliate, did in fact order tons of lowers from IMCO w/ no vertical shaft, as the vertical shaft won't work on the B max. Also, IMCO lowers are all one piece aluminum, and are available in 1, 2 or 3" shorter. The Bmax is a very strong drive, but it is a gorilla that takes tons of HP to spin, one could just as easily put a speedmaster for the price. The IMCO is the best all around choice.

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Thanks for your help Steve, talk to ya when I get back.
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Old 01-14-2003, 12:05 PM
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Mark,
What kind of power are you running?.
We have shipped close to 300 SC's last year, and have had very few problems. One thing you may want to consider is "Service". If you need to have it serviced, any Mercury repair shop can work on SC's, no need to send back to the manufacturer, which means very little down time.
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MARK ITS GOOD WHEN THE MAN. TRYS TO HELP YOU DIRECT LIKE ABOVE !!
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Wildthing TAZ, do you know what the cost is for a new B-Max lower with a nose cone. I have a two year old B-Max drive now. I had a nose cone installed on it and they didn't do a very good job.
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