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Old 09-12-2004, 06:04 PM
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I recently ordered a 36 Cat and some people are telling me that the boat is just too big for XR drives. I am being told that is just too much surface area for the XR's to handle. I really can't afford to put #6 Mercs on the boat and don't know too much about the Arneson's. Any advice and opinions would be appreciated. Don't many bigger V-Bottoms use XR's? They have to be heavier and more surface to push, right?
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Thanks troutly and Too Old. I was just given these opinions over the weekend and plan on calling both the dealer and the manufacturer on Monday. Just wanted some other opinions.
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i would agree with too old and the fishman , drives are pricey to say the least, #6 's , big $$$ .maybe look into the KONRAD drives.they will hold the tourqe, and you will have smooth shifting due to the use of a tranny unless you go to crash boxes. just food for thought. how much hp are you looking to pump out???
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I have a pair of #6s wet sumps like brand new complete transome assemblysm for sale terry knows about them call me on monday 248 909 0240 jim styke
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There's a 36 Nor-Tech cat in MI with Arnesons. It looks very sweet. I've never seen it run. But, talked to the owner and he loved it.
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The transmission is the key to keeping the drives together. For Stern drives, #3, #5 or #6, or better yet, a Weismann Stern Drive.

For surface drives, Arneson. Good Luck, Jeff
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I have a pair of #6s wet sumps like brand new complete transome assemblysm for sale terry knows about them call me on monday 248 909 0240 jim styke

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I recently ordered a 36 Cat and some people are telling me that the boat is just too big for XR drives. I am being told that is just too much surface area for the XR's to handle. I really can't afford to put #6 Mercs on the boat and don't know too much about the Arneson's. Any advice and opinions would be appreciated. Don't many bigger V-Bottoms use XR's? They have to be heavier and more surface to push, right?
Hey Chuck, Whatever it takes get the #6 on the back of that boat, call me if you need more details. 805-896-6886 pacific time.

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You have to remember one thing about drives, they are what limit your use of horsepower in thre future. You get a few more bucks later on and want to increase HP you also have to change drives or change boats!

Of course today a Nortech with 575's and Bravos may be breaking 110, you are still at your limit.
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The boat is going to be powered with 525 HP's. Would # 6 mercs be overkill? Does anyone know what someone should expect to pay to upgrade from the xr's to arneson #6's?
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