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Old 02-18-2004, 03:09 PM
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Default Konrad 540 HP drive. A better idea!!!

The highlight of the show for me was stepping into the Konrad Marine booth.

Konrad has unveiled the new 540 High Performance drive. This drive will be a direct replacement for the TRS. I was extremely impressed with this unit and the market for this drive is huge!

In talking with the Mercury rep, TRS parts will be totally discontinued by the end of the year. Up until now the only reasonable alternative was to re-rig with Bravo drives and, in my opinion, the Bravo is a much lesser drive. Speedmasters are the answer but it really does not make much sense to shell out that kind of dough on an older boat.

The Konrad drive fills a big hole in the market when you are running say 650-750 hp, and another benefit is the HP unit is 1.6" shorter than the TRS.

So, all you TRS fans out there have an alternative that make sense!

I'm seriously looking at a pair for this season.

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Kurt it seams to me I read something about them building a direct replacement for Bravos a couple years back could that be???
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Dyno,

I think there is a west coast off-road transmission
manufacturer that is making a pretty stout Bravo
replacement.

Can't remember the name, maybe someone here
can recall............

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The Konrad rep said they are running them on the Hong Kong police boats, a v-hull similar to a triple engine 47 Fountain, with 540 Innovation motors. The results have been fantastic, 1000-1500 hrs service!

Konrad warranties the 540 HP to 739 ft lbs torque. He also said that was a very conservative figure!

They also offer a set up for a Bravo conversion, it looked awesome, the tranny is located in a stand-off box so you do not have to move the engine forward.

I'm pretty pumped about this. It's a great alternative for sure!

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Here is a pic of the Bravo conversion. Pretty clean unit.
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check out the website

www.konradmarine.com

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Wow, that's pretty cool. I've been leery about looking at TRS boats, this might just change my mind...
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I had a good look at those last year, although I don't remember them having the standoff box/transmission package. If you have 650-750 hp, this looks like a nice package. I noticed it was hooked up to an Innovation engine, too. Looked like one of the 598 ci/725 hp units that was going into an un-named boat that didn't show up....
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Yeah, Did you happen to ask how much $$.
He told me $21k for the trans, stand off box and drive. No prop.

So.... $40k to put drives on...
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