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Old 03-10-2003, 11:34 AM
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95 31ss 502's and blackhawks.

Are the blackhawks a faster drive? and what is the price difference between them and bravos? What about parts availability for the blackhawks?

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Hi Mark, those drives were discontinued after only 1 or 2 years from merc. They were suposed to be the greatest thing but uctualy realy FLOPPED !! They are very slow ! They have cavitation problems at higher speeds . 2 props on each drive turn oposite directions . They work pretty good on slower speed , heavy cruisers but not ment for a GO FAST !!

As far as price , parts and /or swapping out for bravos , I don't know . JOE
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If you buy it ,plan on replacing with Bravo 1's. But you can easily sell the Blackhawks to some of the Classic Donzi guys.
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thanks joe.

also....has anyone ever dealt with Bruce Bullock Marine?
Or live in the area who could give me a real opinion on this boat? The pictures on the website are terrible, and they said that they were the only pictures they have.
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The Blackhawks have some positives. They run best as a surface piercing drive, with a high X dim. Because of the limited run, Prop availibity is very slim, and if you can find them, youll be paying $$$ for them, so forget about any serious prop tuning. They need to have a hull with some rocker to create bow lift. Im not that familiar with a sonic hull, but it doesnt look like a big rocker hull. Yeah, it sounds like you'd have to add the price of a couple of Bravos to the price of this one.
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Does anyone know of this boat? Or ran a similar style hull with a set of blackhawks?
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I may be wrong, but I think I remember seeing that the Bravo's will bolt up to the Blackhawk transom assembly- If thats the case you could probably break even on the swap.
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You really want to go to Texas don't Ya! Did you ever look at some of those rebuilt fountains out there? There are a few in this months PB mag in the ad section.
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I don't have any Blackhawk experience, but that boat has been for sale for a long time...a really long time. I would imagine that you could get it cheap. The 31 Sonic is a great boat.

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