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Old 03-31-2005, 11:24 PM
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I would not buy a 90 to 95 boat that had bravos, they = junk
i fixed to many of them in that year range. especialy ones that have not been apart aka. time bomb
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Just check the Lower pinion for pitting and case hardening wear every two years and enjoy reliability!
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Old 04-01-2005, 12:08 AM
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Come on you guys, TRS is yesterday's news. Any more than 525 HP and you're on borrowed time. Put on a pair of 4 blade Bravo 1 props and you'll wear out the TRS gears in short order.

That smooth shift comes with too high a price. A very heavy hydraulic transmission that steals 25 HP from the prop AND pushes the two heaviest things in the boat forward 18 inches! Even a Top Gun with TRS is a MF to work on. Where do you stand? Ever change a bilge pump or float switch?

The Bravo drive has much better hydro dynamics and is lighter in weight. If you have one that shifts too hard, you probably need a shift cable adjustment. If you MUST have a sissy shift, then install the Power Shifters available.

Of course the early Bravos were worse than they are now. Testing them for five years in Lake X was a waste of time. Test those puppies out in the ocean where they belong. I can make an Alpha live forever in Lake X!!

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"Of course the early Bravos were worse than they are now. Testing them for five years in Lake X was a waste of time. Test those puppies out in the ocean where they belong. I can make an Alpha live forever in Lake X!!"

TOTALY AGREE WITH U, THATS THE BEST WAY IT WAS EVER PUT

if i was buying a new boat with hp up to 525hp, i would definately go with bravos. Otherwise speedmasters.
I do agree bravos = faster and lighter but, on lake erie a heavier boat = into smoother ride in the rough. Thats more important to us than top speed. Second, i have passed many new boats with hp 500 w/ bravos on the lake in the rough. our old mistress takes the rough like a tank. Infact the rougher ther better. I atrribute this to the weight of the boat plus the trs and transmission since it moves the CG forward wich keeps the bow down. if i was looking for a early 90's boat i wouldnt rule out going with trs's.
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I see your point, but you can give it a little tab and still keep your running attitude so that your ride is better.
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I say get the boat before the wife changes her mind !!! As for the TRS drive, do not run more than a 3 blade prop and they will out last the Bravo x 5 !!! I have seen as many as 600 Hrs. with 550 Hp. a side on my 30 Velocity in the 18 years I have owned it !!!! The boat will be better balanced than a Bravo boat as well !!!
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I do agree bravos = faster and lighter but, on lake erie a heavier boat = into smoother ride in the rough. Thats more important to us than top speed. Second, i have passed many new boats with hp 500 w/ bravos on the lake in the rough. our old mistress takes the rough like a tank. Infact the rougher ther better. I atrribute this to the weight of the boat plus the trs and transmission since it moves the CG forward wich keeps the bow down. if i was looking for a early 90's boat i wouldnt rule out going with trs's.
I would buy another TRS Boat. I owned two of them. Seas off the Jersey shore can get really rough. I too have a Mistress and I never really have to run a lot of Tab which is nice. I like the comfortable ride.
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