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Old 09-19-2004, 11:49 PM
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I hate limping back to the harbor on one engine, especially on what has become the last day of the season. I think this is the fourth time this season. Any suggestions for next year? Replace the XRs with surface drives?
What's good with a 42' Sonic and 750s?
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Old 09-20-2004, 12:05 AM
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Should have used two RIGHT hand drives
Left hand drives always get blown
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For that size boat and HP, #3a's
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Old 09-20-2004, 07:33 AM
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I had a 42 Sonic w/500 efi's and bravo's. It's to heavy of a boat, and w/750's, I don't care even if you take your time getting on plane or go easy keeping the boat in the water you will still have problems with the weak link, the drives. I have a 4300 Nortech with #5 drives, 1400 Bam trannies, Stelling boxes and 750hp TMP motors, havent had any problems, pretty much a flawless set up. #3 would be suffecient, I just like overkill in this area. Anything with a tranny will help your situation, good luck. Jeff

If I dont sell my boat by end of season, I will be repowering and selling everything from transom back, I'm going w/Weisman drives, their #6 version.
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Old 09-20-2004, 08:48 AM
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Bob,

I think the problem is that there is too much liquor in the boat!!!

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You definately need something. I would look into the bravo-arneson conversion with the trans in the box. Breaking sucks!
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RJ1340

Were you leaving from Boaters Beach?
If so we talked about the XR's over a beer.
Sorry to hear.
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Here you go www.konradmarine.com.
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Old 09-20-2004, 01:47 PM
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Sounds like new boat time to me! Wink wink, nudge nudge, know what I mean?
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Go get 'em Terry! Put 'em in one of them fancy HOT RODS! I hopefully we will see you at the Lauderdale show.

JASSMAN,
The only difference between a 3a and a 5 is the "X" dimension. My thought on the SONIC was it needed a deeper drive because of the weight. That's a cool looking NOR-TECH you got there.

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