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Old 04-07-2004, 02:34 PM
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please share all you can Poorshe!! I need a set with the boxes and trannies!!
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1997 Konrad introduced the 520 for the diesel stern drive market of 180-370hp range. Four years later (2001) Konrad introduced the 540 in two versions, one for high performance work and the other for recreational use. I cannot state how many 540's are out there but after 3 yrs, I suspect several at the least. They seem to have a better mousetrap and thanks to BIG we all will get some reliable feedback and not that of a backyard Miami u-fix-it shop.
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How do the Konrads compare to the B-Max drives? If anyone has info on both as a comparison it would be helpful.
I currently have Bravo1's on my Powerplay and in the future I know I will want to beef up the HP500's with some more power, so I will need to upgrade the drives without going to # 3's+ and having to add trannys.
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so I will need to upgrade the drives without going to # 3's+ and having to add trannys.
Dont forget having to shift the motors forward to allow for trannys.
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Dont forget having to shift the motors forward to allow for trannys.
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What's up dude, long time no see! I do have room in the engine compartment to move the engines, I just don't want to spend the money to do all that.
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You taking the new toy to Havasu for the HW Poker Run?
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You taking the new toy to Havasu for the HW Poker Run?
Probably, I am picking it up in Havasu next weekend, so I might just keep it there is storage for the run. I wanted to get used to it first before being around all those other boats.
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I believe Dean Clauson (sp?) at B-Max started out working for Konrad and then moved to FL to start his own business.
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Kurt,

Please be sure to post some comparisons once you get the drive testing done. I spoke with Ken at Konrad Marine and they are excited to test your current set up and the set up after the Konrad drives are installed.

If everything goes well, I will be seriously looking at a set for replacing my current TRS confirguration.
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Had a customer in our shop with an Eliminator looking to swap from the TRS Drives. I told him about these - This is definately better than re-glassing the transom.

Interested in your findings here.
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