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Old 10-21-2003, 04:43 PM
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I guess the question should be changed to :

Why doesn't anyone make a V bottom w/single surface drive today?
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Do these surface drives offer better reliability than a Bravo, for instance?
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Old 10-21-2003, 05:44 PM
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Rick, We made a 29 Scarab with
twin canopies and a Arneson
rockers, The Arneson drive was
installed by Paul Abreu and
He was the throttleman with
Bob Vila owner/driver.
As I remember it did very well
on the west Coast and Won the
First race at the Worlds in
the "A" Class.
I think it was the only 29ft
Scarab with twin f16 canopies, GREAT looking boat.
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We had a 26' Corsair with a single BBC & an Arneson. Great boat very fast. Just was a pain in the ass to try and turn in the river, or marina.
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Old 10-21-2003, 06:08 PM
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Why don't I see any v bottoms with a single surface drive?
How hard will this be to make?
With all the drive problems out there a surface drive seems like the way to go!

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Hmm, seems someone is having the same thoughts that I am. I asked the same question somewhere a week or so ago. I am only worried about the low speed handling.
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Old 10-21-2003, 07:01 PM
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I remember seeing a older boat up at the 1000 island poker run a few years ago. It was a brown color , mid 20 ft range and it had a 900sc . I believe it had a surface drive. It defiantly was an insane ride.
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Old 10-21-2003, 07:22 PM
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Twin Disc, who produce Arneson drives have come out with a new drive called the Zeta drive. Fountain may consider making a 29 fever. With a 500 Efi and ASD should run mid 80's.
 
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Harry Schoells' Infinity (31') and his PSI drive.
Super boat..great handling at all speeds and loves
BIG water.
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What about a Pantera 28' with a single 575 and arneson/bravo conversion drive.
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It sems like it would be a little finicky to dock-maybe a rudder might help.

Also for those who have had them-did the boat turn better to one side or the other?? It seems like a twisting prop on the end of the lever arm might try and turn the boat to one side.
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