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Old 03-03-2003, 04:53 PM
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while watching freeze frame , the narrator was saying 500hp engines to most of the boats.is this true?is there a limitation?
so why are they using ssm-6 drives with 500hp engine?
what are the speeds on this class?
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yes it is true, hp500 is the only motor. We ran #6 drive because they will never break with 500hp. You have to finish to win.
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For the 2003 Season SCL can run one of three power options. That being the HP500 EFI, HP525, and the GM Vortec HP3. Also having the choice o Sterndrives such as the Mercruiser Bravo One, XZ, XR, XR Sportmaster, XR Short Sportmaster, and the #6 SSM Sterndrives from Mercury. The IMCO Xtreme Advantage Drives are also approved for this class
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i know you cant beat a 6 drive but its very expensive.i mean bravo sounds enough to 500 hp. am i wrong?
i am talking about 40k price difference...
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Your best answer to that would be to someone who has raced the class. I have not. I heard that the #6 did not need the amount$$$$ of maintanence as the bravos. Now the Bravos have been upgraded and built to stronger tolerance I am told. I have also been told that you give up MPH with the #6 but make up for it in the rough water. Team Tellium was a #6 boat and was very dominate with there set up. I think now you will see more people running the bravos cause of the speed advantages with them.
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Like he said, you have to finish to win. Think the DPX is also allowed in SVL, not sure of SCL
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Chris sorry forgot to call.will call you tomorrow from your office
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Your best answer to that would be to someone who has raced the class. I have not. I heard that the #6 did not need the amount$$$$ of maintanence as the bravos. Now the Bravos have been upgraded and built to stronger tolerance I am told. I have also been told that you give up MPH with the #6 but make up for it in the rough water. Team Tellium was a #6 boat and was very dominate with there set up. I think now you will see more people running the bravos cause of the speed advantages with them.
What you say is very true. The #6 drive costs $0 to race, just the inital cost. I also think anyone who is serious about racing, a cat anyway, needs to completely rebuild a bravo after every race and probably replace the gimbal ring and bell housing too. Maybe every two races at the most. There were a few gimbal failures and I haven't seen an upgrade there, yet. The bigger drive shaft help a lot also.
In rough water you can't beat the #6 drive, if flat water you really need to work to be competitive.
I was the driver for Tellium the two years it raced.
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mr-velocity: what are the structures of the teams racing in this class. you said you were the driver.were you also the owner of the boat?what i am wondering is in this class boat owners or more professional people race ?
-can you also estimate a yearly budget for this class including the boat,drives,transportation etc.?
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what is the budget for each race assuming nothing is broken
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