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Old 07-16-2016, 02:19 PM
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See if you can find some 24 bravos....might be a good starting point.
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Old 07-16-2016, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by turbo rr View Post
See if you can find some 24 bravos....might be a good starting point.
You might be spot on. The 21" 4 blades are too small and are only 14" diameter. I tried a set of 27" Mirage plus but that was too much pitch, (only got to 5000 rpm or so with no trim), and I didn't want to keep testing with the motors so loaded down.
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Old 07-19-2016, 10:50 AM
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turbo,
Do you run bravo 1's on your Powerplay? Is it blue with 300 opti's?
thanks
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Old 07-20-2016, 02:53 PM
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Congrats!!
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Old 08-02-2016, 03:49 PM
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Got ahold of a set of B1 24's and they perform well. Could only turn 5700-5800 rpm and 68mph but pretty good slip #'s and generally good handling. Surprised how much the boat likes to porpoise which I don't recall when driving the previous triple setup. Talking to bblades about their OBF props to try. Anyone have experience with them?
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Old 10-14-2016, 02:36 PM
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Looking good Marshall, I miss that boat. Did you ever figure out the porpoise problem, I never experienced that while I owned it, wonder if the Jack plates have something to do with it. Good luck, I hope to hear 80mph out of it soon.

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any updates? pics are always good?
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Old 11-20-2016, 11:52 AM
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Hey Craig, She still tends to porpoise a bit and also wants to fly a bit in a chop but actually raising the motors helped. Now the prop shafts are about even with the bottom.

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Old 11-20-2016, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by dastruggleisreal View Post
any updates? pics are always good?
After a largely successful season, had a pretty bad ending when I blew up both lower units on an "Around Manhattan Fun Run". Kicked a hole in the side of my LH aftermarket lower and an hr later seized a bearing in the RH while limping home. No power in the Harlem River of all places. Not exactly how I imagined the day going... Seems that both lowers lost some seal(s) and basically ran a Sahara no oil test until something failed. So, I had planned on taking the boat south to key west which I had to scrap.
Plan now is to rebuild the RH lower which is a Torque-master and get a new LH Torque-master by springtime.

Went to post a pic from the fall but I guess my membership expired, I'll renew and post.
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Old 11-21-2016, 07:34 AM
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MDonziM I read you were having issues with water pressure on previous post. Now you had lost your drive oil. Check your lowers for overheating thru the exhaust. I've had this happen on a 8m Carrera with twin 250. Once the boat started attaining high speeds in conjunction with engines set high started the night mare. The lowers did not have the front low water pickup. We installed a kit that Merc has to increase water flow and we blocked of the top two water ports with set screws. We chased this thru water pumps, gaskets, water pressure regulator, thermostats and cleaned out the mid section ( recommend you do this as salt will have built up in exhaust do to overheating) It will also cook you lower unit seals. Due to your lower units so high when you turn the boat right or left the outside motor losses water flow. We resolved this by finally getting some torque master units and converting the splines on the shaft to mate with the 250 efi's After that all problems went away. Hope this helps. We also ran labbed B1 26p props. Your porpoise problem is probably coming from having engines so far back. Bracket and jack plates are putting props to far. We also tried and then removed the jack plates.

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