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Old 07-13-2013, 05:46 PM
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Back in the boat owners club after a few year hiatus. Just took over ownership of a '95 43' Scarab a few weeks ago, and it needs help. Currently set-up with triple HP 500's with Bravo 1's. 1 engine is ok, the other 2 need help.... Do I yank them all and re-power with all 3, or do i consider a staggered set-up with 2 big boys. Considering this since i definitely have the hatch room. Or do i consider just putting in some high horsepower 2 rear engines?? I realize any option the includes eliminating 1 of the motors will more than likely require a drive upgrade, as it will take more hp from 2 engines, to run as effectively as it did with triples..... Any input on anything would be great
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:48 PM
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Make all 3 high hp
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:59 PM
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leave it at three, I bought a triple fountain that had been converted, I put two engines in 850hp each , would had rather put 3 600s and been happy like that. I just think triples on a 43 is the way to go, now if you got 1000hp per side and #5 or 6 drives then twins would work in my book. which one did you get.
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romie I would like to see more pics of your boat looks good in the little pic.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:14 PM
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Heres a few
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:24 PM
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Three right hand drives?
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if it were me i would sell what you have as turn key packages (engine drive combls or if you have buyers for all 3 go that route..then either buy #6 drives or arneson asd drives and staggar 900's and go boating..
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Brother... take it from me... you'll be working on it forever if you decide to go a different route. Yank out all three motors... rebuild them... and reinstall. You'll have a rock solid reliable boat that you can actually use. New stringers cost 15k to go stag... big drives cost extra $$... etc...etc... No real reason to switch unless you are looking to burn 50k to 75k.... just my 2 cents...
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:13 PM
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Yes thats how i got it. Is there a better set up as opposed to 3 RH?
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Fixx and Psi are right, turn key is best.
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