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Old 10-13-2006, 02:45 PM
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Hey John , got your e-mail ,I really appreciate the response .I'll be checking with those guys next week ,and will let you know the results. I am a "SKATER" guy... I have the old GONE AGAIN race boat ,thats the reason for inquiry I'm hoping to upgrade these old drives???Are you the JAG owner on Taylor Lake?? If so ,that is a very" SWEEEET" ride!!!
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Old 10-13-2006, 03:09 PM
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I like the Gone Again Skater. Did you buy it from Dale?

Yes, the Jag is mine. Thanks for the compliment!
(David helped with the glass work and primer.)

When you talk to the drive shops, see if they'll make us a deal if we do 4 (or 6) at once!
I'd like to convert mine also & if we get Doug (35' Jag) to join in, that'll be six- 6s.
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Old 10-13-2006, 07:20 PM
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John, Randy at Cobra quoted me approx. $5000.00 each drive to rebuild and convert them to dry sump. Hope this helps. Doug
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Old 10-14-2006, 07:35 AM
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Doug-
Is he changing your drives to the late model lower housing (swept-back skeg) and is that included?
When are you sending yours?
Thanks
John

PS: Kenny, lets talk before you ship yours.
(you have my email)

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Old 10-14-2006, 10:13 AM
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John, That price is using our lowers. He stated that the swept back were 2 mph slower. I don't know about the speed, they sure look faster on the trailer with the swept back lower. He stated that the swept back was added to improve handling in turns under racing conditions. I have not made a decision and will wait for you guys to complete your research but count me in. Thanks Doug
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Old 10-14-2006, 12:35 PM
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Doug, Kenny-
I found my quote from Mat @ John Tomlinson's shop (TNT), but this is dated Sept 2003, so prices may be higher now.
Conversion, including labor for gear change (if necessary), oil, seals, bearings: $4,900.
Gears are extra.
Hering skeg: add $1,800.

I have asked them to quote for converting six drives total....see post below

Here's a clip from their site:

D R I V E S H O P
TNT CUSTOM MARINE takes the word "custom" to a whole new level. After two years of research, development and testing, we are now offering a drysump conversion for the old style No. VI and VI-A wetsump drives.

Every housing is machined to accept existing drysumpparts that are available from Mercury Marine. All fittings, hoses and connections are aircraft quality. Every TNT CUSTOM MARINE drysump conversion comes complete with reversing pump and oil filtering system.
Ease of of service, reliability,performance and maintenance is the same as the factory drives. This new found horsepower will come at a much lower cost than new drives. Additional performance can be gained by the installation of the "HERING SKEG" to your No. VI drives.


I'll let you know what they quote.
John

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Old 10-15-2006, 09:50 AM
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try Craig Colabella @ Colabella Performance
407-498-0094
He was the drive guy at lake X, 20+ years experience.
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I'll contact Craig too.
Thanks for the number
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Old 10-17-2006, 04:32 PM
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Here's the response from TNT Custom Marine/John T.:

"The dry sump conversion is now 5500.00 The gear replacement (if necessary) should be as before and the Hering skeg should be as before: $1,800."

alternate: "If you buy new Merc lowers you can deduct 500.00 from conversion price and add 4500.00 for each new lower housing."
John

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Old 10-18-2006, 09:22 AM
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More info:
This is from John Tomlinson @ TNT:

"A separate oil tank is not needed.
If the boats are that fast (120-140 mph) on old style skegs, I would think new swept back skegs should handle better and have an increase of speed. Maybe 2 or 3 mph or better.
Approx delivery 4 weeks"
(per pair)

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