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Old 08-28-2003, 11:56 PM
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Question Merc Sportmasters

I've been hearing stories from racers and fellow Go fast boaters that the Merc Sportmaster drives arent holding up to the task. Anyone else having similar problems?

Why would they blow up after just two or three races when a XR still holds the line? I dont understand that just 25 - 50 HP could make that much of a difference.

Hey APBA.... bring back the allowance for XR drives with 525s.
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Stock Bravo Lower is FASTER than the Sportmaster Lower in most applications.

The Sportmaster looks cooler - but is Sloooooooower.
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Yeah...I heard the same thing.
The IMCO lower is better.
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Sportmaster lower, Bruce.

XR drive.

I have a Sportmaster lower on a XR drive.

Two races with the Boyz on it.

90 hours overall.

(Knock on glass: ) No issues with it, except for the blasted splashplate falling off whenever it feels like it.

Drive oil looks good when it's changed.

Randy has the same XR/Sportmaster combo. He's been racing it since Savannah. No issues from what I've heard.

Also, no complaints about the speed. Neither on his boat nor on mine. Both seem to like the Hydromotive props.

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Old 08-29-2003, 10:03 AM
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Hey Peconic...check wit Randy . I think he is experiencing problems too
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He does?
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Old 08-29-2003, 10:09 AM
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Yup..thats the word around town
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I invited him onto the thread. Talked to him last weekend before I left for Euroland. Not a mention.

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We need to get the six drives much more competitive for the SCL and SV classes, but that is a whole nother issue.
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I have 3 for sale ........blow out deal for end of season
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