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Old 02-19-2004, 09:30 AM
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Man how do they get a Transmision through that small hole!!!! a
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PM mongo. He has a friend with a big 42 Corsa with Konrads....
Mongo will fill you in..
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Old 02-19-2004, 01:16 PM
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$8k makes it competitive with SSM IIIs and Vs in both price and power handling. And you dont need to glass the transom of a TRS boat.
Sounds like a good deal to me.
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I think that there is definately a market out there for these guys... Great idea
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Old 03-01-2004, 12:36 PM
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Biggus,
I heard you are going to get the Konrads.
Keep us informed of your experience.
Let me know if you pick up any MPH with the raised x

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i myself will soon be in the market for drives...i will definitely look at this setup..thanks for all the info biggus.. i think i would be silly for someone not to jump into this market. there are so many of us trs guys that love our boats and do not want to get raped with putting in #3s... in my eyes there is a a large market for this, it will just take a few guys to have the balls to take a shot and these guys will be in business. just my 2 cents..Mr. Wonderful
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biggus how long have these guys been in the game? i wonder if it would be tough down the road to get parts...
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Konrad has been making these drives for the past seven years, the company has been in business machining for 34 years.

With all the recent Navy contracts over the past four years the parts will be available for a long time.
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If one converts from a Bravo, the cutout is larger to fit the Huber planetary, reversing gear. A tailpiece (carrier bearing) is bolted on to the gear. The extension box is made to the exact length for proper input shaft engagement from the drive into the tailpiece. This is the same as the #3 and shorter than the TRS, eliminating the gimbal bearing. The box cutout is larger than the existing Bravo Hole.

In the case of the Corsa 42 that Tim G mentioned was converted from Bravo to Konrad, a Cummins diesel was the engine and the torsional aspects of the six cylinder prohibited the direct couple as in the gasoline style. When traditional stern drives are concerned, diesel has a different set of rules from the flywheel to the drive input than gas applications.

Furthermore, the TRS replacement is much easier. Essentially, everything inside the boat is the same, even the inner transom plate. The bolt pattern is the same so the TRS gimbal housing is pulled out and the Konrad 540 fits right in to the transom. The oil hose is the same, etc.
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