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Old 08-04-2004, 09:58 PM
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They look like they can still be "blowed up" with the right efforts.
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They look like they can still be "blowed up" with the right efforts.
You mean: Putting them in gear?

Precisely. If the internals are essentially the same, why should anything change? After all, Fred Kiekhafer himself said that Bravos were never intended to go with engines over 300 hp....

Maybe they're trying to copy Konrad's look.
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Were these on the back of a Sonic by any chance?

They aren't too bad, way too close in design to a Volvo though, hence Volvo - I'm sure - will use that somehow against Merc. in the next go-round of "why they are better and..." (in smaller boats at least...)

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Found this picture of Merc's new XR drive....kinda looks like the old Volvo design...

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Were these on the back of a Sonic by any chance?

They aren't too bad, way too close in design to a Volvo though, hence Volvo - I'm sure - will use that somehow against Merc. in the next go-round of "why they are better and..." (in smaller boats at least...)
Yeah ... Yeah ... Yeah

And the Volvo was just an OMC King Cobra
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lol! It's the chicken or the egg theory of outdrives, who had it first and who had it best? Then again if they would just not grenade, they can make 'em look like whatever the hell they want! People would take function over form all day long if it means you can boat all season without having to keep a spare drive in your truck.

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King Cobra the sequel: Back in Black
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