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Old 06-12-2003, 10:32 AM
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My Dad had heard from a friend abouta discussion on OSO about somebody who had swapped the outdrives and had gained topspeed on an older non stepped 38 Cigarette. I did a search and could find anything. Anyone have any info or know where the thread is?

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Old 06-12-2003, 10:59 AM
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Usually works, docking takes getting use too. Easy to try. Craig Barrie
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Old 06-12-2003, 11:09 AM
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I tried it on my 86 38' Flat Deck running SSM3A drives.
I didn't do a whole lot of top end research but the boat was defenately looser at all speeds. At cruise speed (45-50) the boat was alot looser so I assume at top end, you might see a couple of mph. It depends on the whole power package but it's a simple experament. You should be able to swap the drives within an hour.
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Usually? I heard docking becomes a *****. Do you know why it helps? He has also already raised his X dim, 3/4 I think????
 
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Check this thread out:
http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/s...threadid=50068
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I flipped my drives on my old 35 and hated the results may be a bit faster but the handling bites.
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I had my drives spinning in on my non step Top Gun and docking was difficult. This spring I set them up spinning out and the docking manners improved greatly but it feels like it is dragging its butt at planing speed. I did`t notice much of a difference at top end speeds.

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I turned my props in on my 98 non step Top Gun, picked up about 3 mph. Docking was slightly less responsive, but nothing I couldn't live with.
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My Cigarette improved with the drives in, but you will have to learn again how to dock.
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I was thinking of giving that a whirll I'll post the results when I come around to it. I have a Cafe however not a gun with Bravos so no stern drive switch needed just the levers!
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