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Old 06-17-2021, 09:55 AM
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Bought an 89 marlin 26 offshore boat with 454 and bravo one . First two minutes on lake would not shift into forward. Pulled outdrive , something is jacked up in outdrive . They are 2500 to rebuild and 3000 for refurb.

question could I bolt a bravo 3 upper on the bravo one lower and it work ? I know they are different ratios Ö if they bolt up how would it affect my performance
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Old 06-17-2021, 12:51 PM
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Joys of buying a used boat unfortunately...

What model is the Marlin, Ceaero? Do you have a pic? There was very few made, wondering which one it is. Where are you located?
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Yes will mate. Figure out what teeth gears you have to figure out the ratio. That will determine performance as well as what prop youíll want.
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I found a whole bravo one upper and lower for 1000 I think Iím going to just buy it . But itís a gamble too the guy doesnít know anything about it . Anything specific I should check
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Originally Posted by bajaholic View Post
Joys of buying a used boat unfortunately...

What model is the Marlin, Ceaero? Do you have a pic? There was very few made, wondering which one it is. Where are you located?
yes!! Itís a marlin cearo 26, has 454 , bravo one , 23p prop

do you know about these boats ? I couldnít really find any information .

it wonít let me post pictures until I have 10 posts , I just joined the forums

Iím in Tennessee
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If you broke your last post down into individual sentences, you would be at 6 posts.

re drive - oil condition, metal on magnets, leaking seals ( pressure test drive is best), ensure all the splines ( prop and input shaft) are arrow straight and not twisted, u-joints are tight, drive turns FNR, corrosion/ cracked cases etc.
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I found a whole bravo one upper and lower for 1000 I think Iím going to just buy it . But itís a gamble too the guy doesnít know anything about it . Anything specific I should check
For $1000 I would be suspicious.
Your next post will be saying you bought a bad drive.
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Old 06-17-2021, 02:52 PM
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question could I bolt a bravo 3 upper on the bravo one lower and it work ?
Yes BUT ....
The difference in a "standard" B1, B2 and B3 is the lower ONLY. The upper is all the same

Now for the BUT
The lower will bolt to the upper provided they are compatible. Basically after 1993 your good



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Originally Posted by underpsi68 View Post
For $1000 I would be suspicious.
Your next post will be saying you bought a bad drive.
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