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Old 06-16-2004, 09:18 AM
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When the x-dim is as high as Weissman or Arneson drives, isn't dock handling going to be about the same? If they are, I have to think the Arneson drive would be the choice because of its simplicity and strength. I am happy to see Weissman enter the market, but at this point, I would still have to go with the old reliable.
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GLH: That is an awesome shot. Where is it from?
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Old 06-16-2004, 09:43 AM
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I dunno, I always liked the look of Weissmans. They look like something out of Terminator or Cyborg... I believe they will also throw a decent trail and will handle bigger power than Jeff will initially use. They are also pretty reliable, as reliable as a #6. And how reliable is a #6 behind 750hp. Very.

The point is: Jeff likes the idea of #6 drives but does not want #6 but something similar. Weissmans are as close as it gets. I'd never buy them, I'd go for Arnesons but if Jeff likes WSD, why not? I certainly don't think he would be making a mistake
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Old 06-16-2004, 10:13 AM
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I do understand that resale might be a problem, only because the product, (Weismann) isn't out there. He was out there in the mid/late 90's if you all remember, won 11 races, and then was banned from racing. Sounds like A little politics there, gee, who sponsors the racing programs, but I won't get into that, and since that year Weismann always gets shut down. So as the TERMINATOR would say: I'll Be Back So commercial and military applications is where his #6 look alike drive has been tested, and on heavier and more powerful boats/yachts. When talking to Pat, I always like the integrity of a person, and we get along just fine, just a straight shooter of facts and no B.S.. We are exploring the options to become a dealership with Weismann, his product has some benefits over a #6 and definatly belongs in this market place. I feel we build some of the finest motors here at TMP, and we need a strong partner in the drive industry to enhance our engine building program. We are in PowerBoat this month, pg 44, please check us out. Call me anytime on my cell if anyone has any Q's. Thanks for everyone's help and support, Jeff Jassby

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Damdonzi that shot is of ANCESTRIAL SPIRIT owned by Nauti Kitty running from suagatuck back to grand haven a couple of weeks ago on lake michigan we were running a couple of buts over from him and a ways behind him. That baby flys with Chiefs and 6's.
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GLH: That is an awesome shot. Where is it from?
Parnell (Nauty Kitty)'s 41 ft Saber breaking 100mph on Lake Michigan.
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Jeff, do you have a website?
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Super T, its listed in the Power Boat ad as well, Thanks Jeff

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hey Jeff,,
the local shop here seatons marine, (offduty) is his oso name, just did a 38 fasttech formula this thing has everything in it ,, loaded,, has teague motors 850's i believe, just put arnesons with the rocker plates etc looks sweet,,
i have seen him out and the rooster is sweet,,
ask steve as i think there is other chit they learned as they went along like helm had to be changed etc..
should be in powerboat as they came up and ran it in the san fran bay.
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I need to start a thread on shaft drive vs stern drive.

Our drives are stern drives.

WSD is a "racing" surface drive. (Lucas Oil)
WMD is a "pleasure drive" is a subsurface surface stern drive. (Predator)

We designed these two drives to work in very different inviroments. There are pictures and info on our site. www.weismann.net
They have nothing in common with arneson or tri-max.
Some people need to take the blinders off and have a good look at what we are doing. There is more to come.
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Shaft drive boats drive the bow in the water. Stern drives have the ability to trim positive and steer. That is just a couple of things.
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