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Old 07-31-2014, 03:01 PM
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If you have a side by side that originally had trannies/trs and now runs bravos is there any advantage to leaving one engine in the original trs position and just moving one back ..My thinking is if the weight distribution was setup for the forward position moving both engines back might make the boat rear heavy or am I just overthinking it?
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Old 08-01-2014, 08:27 AM
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when you staggar it is to get the outdrives closer together and closer to center of the boat so engines need to be at least an engine lenghth apart this is not a beginner job would take new transom cut outs and a long jack shaft for
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That is not what I am asking but I do appreciate your input..
My question is if there is any advantage to moving one engine up WITHOUT moving them together.
On a trs boat with a transmision the engines sit further up than they do on a Bravo boat.
So my question is if I leave one engine in its current TRS/Tranny position and move one back to the Bravo position is there any advantage due to better weight balance than moving both to the bravo position.
What I am thinking is the balance of the boat is with the engines in the TRS position,Im worried that by moving both engines back to the Bravo position it will upset the balance of the boat so if I leave one in the forward position it would balance out better..

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Not unless your boat is super accurate in the balance from the factory (doubt it).....yes you are moving the motors back some 18" i think.....but keep in mind you are loosing the weight of the tranny's, and the bravos are a little lighter then the TRS's as well....so i doubt you will notice much change as far as balance
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Just a thought, but if you are worried about balance why not just leave both engines where they are?
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If you are looking for speed I would move both engines aft. Given you are losing the transmission weight from both engines I think that is another reason to move both aft.
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Staggering may make the boat fly flatter. There is also the benifit of being somewhat easier to work on the motors. What boat is it in?
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