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Old 03-09-2004, 03:08 PM
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Default Extension box,,, stern jack on sunsation 288

Wondering if anyone w/ a 288 has an extension box or has any info regarding performance gain with one.. I was looking at www.land-and-sea.com and they are getting some great numbers,, between 5 and 10 mph with their stern jack for about 2,000...
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My advise would be to go with a box and steer clear of the Land and sea. The land and sea puts way to much strain on the gimbel ring and if that thing breaks, the boat will be doing a minty degree turn, in other words unless you have hydraulic steering, the land and sea is just to dangerous. Go with a stelling or imco box. You can find them used for the same amount of money.
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Have you been talkin to Kappus
I know nothing of the 288 and what effect an extension would have but the traditional "extention box" mounted on the transum looks like a much cleaner, stronger set-up to me.
You dont want to mess with steering or lack there of
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Have you been talkin to Kappus
I know nothing of the 288 and what effect an extension would have but the traditional "extention box" mounted on the transum looks like a much cleaner, stronger set-up to me.
You dont want to mess with steering or lack there of

Chris,, he mentioned it to me last year, then I saw he replied to a post for one in the parts for sale section,, just got my curiosity wondering what it, or a stellings or something would do for a 288..
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You can find used ones around that IMCO built just like the land and sea but have ears for external steering. I sold one awhile back for around $800.00.
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My advise would be to go with a box and steer clear of the Land and sea. The land and sea puts way to much strain on the gimbel ring and if that thing breaks, the boat will be doing a minty degree turn, in other words unless you have hydraulic steering, the land and sea is just to dangerous. Go with a stelling or imco box. You can find them used for the same amount of money.
I would agree with mag. The return warantee is really nice too. Until you realize you just chopped off your ram eyes.
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Your correct.
He was looking at one and was going to buy it. There was some investigative work done by another OSO member and there was some "previous application" concerns with the particular piece he was looking at. I believe he is still looking because he believes (as do I) there is room improved in his max speed with his set-up of HP & Hull. I would like to see him go with the extension box but the Stern Jack was available at the time and if that got him positive results it would be worth the time and money to look for a good box (Imco or Stellings) w/ the wing of the side to mount your hydraulics for the steering.
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Your correct.
He was looking at one and was going to buy it. There was some investigative work done by another OSO member and there was some "previous application" concerns with the particular piece he was looking at. I believe he is still looking because he believes (as do I) there is room improved in his max speed with his set-up of HP & Hull. I would like to see him go with the extension box but the Stern Jack was available at the time and if that got him positive results it would be worth the time and money to look for a good box (Imco or Stellings) w/ the wing of the side to mount your hydraulics for the steering.
I totally understand,, didn't realize ( or pay attention ) to the fact Pauly had hydraulic steering..

I would guess the performance of a box would totaly depend on the hull design, the better balanced and efficient a hull is, the less the effect of the box, maybe a couple mph's,, but what do I know about hydrodynamics..




P.S. Tantrum,,, dump your PM box, its full,, outgoing also..

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