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Old 01-09-2022, 02:15 PM
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Old 01-09-2022, 07:08 PM
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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?
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Old 01-10-2022, 07:58 AM
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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.
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Old 01-12-2022, 06:08 AM
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Thanks Prowler. I'm gonna be going to the Miami boat show. So I'll be checking stuff out while I'm there.
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Old 01-12-2022, 08:07 AM
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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.
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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
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Old 01-14-2022, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by boostbros View Post
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
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Originally Posted by Prowler View Post
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.
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Old 01-14-2022, 10:37 AM
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Back in the day, my 1999 Prowler came from the factory with Imco single ram, back cap installation. It was a great setup.
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Old 01-15-2022, 07:50 AM
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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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