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Prowler 01-09-2022 01:15 PM

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Gary C 01-09-2022 06:08 PM

No, I'm not planning on more power. 70mph is good enough for me. Lol! I put on a new gimbal ring last year. So I figured hydraulic would be a good thing to add. I also feel my 12x12 Bennett tabs need replacing too. The porpoise at cruising speed drives me nuts. And I feel I have to drop the tabs too much to stop it. I figure longer tabs would do it. Looking at Dana hp 900 or 750. Thoughts? Steering first? Then bigger tabs? Or bigger tabs and no steering. I'm torn. But I do appreciate the advice Prowler. And all you guys giving comments and advice. So Prowler have you run that new bad ass motor in that boat yet?

Prowler 01-10-2022 06:58 AM

i really don't think you need the steering on it. i would go with bigger tabs. the only way to get away from the porpoising is to go faster, lol.i haven't gotten on mine yet, 72 mph @ 4200 rpms with a 34 pitch. i didn't want to blow my stock drive. now i have a Teague Platinum still only rated for 825 HP. but if i can make a stock Bravo one last 550 hrs and still be a good drive, i should be OK with the Teague. i still might have to change the gears in it. it has the 1.50. i can still get on plane easy, less than 3000, tabs down, drive tucked. my Prowler 60 mph is a good cruise speed. no tabs needed and no positive drive trim.

Gary C 01-12-2022 05:08 AM

Thanks Prowler. I'm gonna be going to the Miami boat show. So I'll be checking stuff out while I'm there.

Prowler 01-12-2022 07:07 AM

there's really nothing i can think of to add on mine. maybe upgrade the stereo deck, it still has the stock one with that thing they call a cassette player, remember them things? i had added a 6 disk CD player and a couple of amps, it's loud, it thumps, i can make ripples on the water when i crank it up.

boostbros 01-12-2022 08:48 AM

i would put the steering money into engine upgrades and 380 tabs i don't think the steering makes any difference till the mid 80s and up

Gary C 01-14-2022 08:04 AM


Originally Posted by boostbros (Post 4817846)
i would put the steering money into engine upgrades and 380 tabs i don't think the steering makes any difference till the mid 80s and up

I like that advice. Although...380 tabs, those are huge! I was thinking 280 tabs

Gary C 01-14-2022 08:08 AM


Originally Posted by Prowler (Post 4817833)
there's really nothing i can think of to add on mine. maybe upgrade the stereo deck, it still has the stock one with that thing they call a cassette player, remember them things? i had added a 6 disk CD player and a couple of amps, it's loud, it thumps, i can make ripples on the water when i crank it up.

wow cassettes? Lol and cd player? I just installed a kenwood blue tooth radio. I then use my phone to play spotify. It was cheap 120 bucks.

Sydwayz 01-14-2022 09:37 AM

Back in the day, my 1999 Prowler came from the factory with Imco single ram, back cap installation. It was a great setup.

Prowler 01-15-2022 06:50 AM

that's why i have to upgrade it. that's the original stereo from 1998. worst part about it, it still works, try saying that about something in today's world you bought.


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