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Old 06-14-2015, 06:18 AM   #11
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Sounds good Kev. I'm looking forward to starting this and seeing what I end up with.

Lets pretend for a moment. Is it possible to install a Bravo dual prop on this boat?
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Sounds good Kev. I'm looking forward to starting this and seeing what I end up with.

Lets pretend for a moment. Is it possible to install a Bravo dual prop on this boat?

To switch to any Bravo you would need to remove the engine, replace transom assembly with a bravo one, install an inboard raw water pump, add Bravo drive.
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Possible, but not practical.
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Old 06-15-2015, 03:26 AM   #14
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Ok then. I guess we'll stick with the Alpha drive. Is the dual prop that much better?
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The B3 dual props provide torque canceling that limits slow speed wander in single engine boats and provides more bite. If you want the benefits of it buy a boat with it already installed unless you planning on a repower with all new package, but you have to plan to keep the boat for a long time to recover the cost.
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What Mike said, but, the benefits are all low speed. There is a big trade off on top speed, drag and weight.
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Old 06-17-2015, 02:45 AM   #17
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Ok. I found that I have an oil monitor for the lower unit. Electrically, it isn't hooked up but it is plumbed. What problems will I have in trying to remove the outdrive with this monitor system?
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No problems in removing the drive it has a valve interface that will close when you pull the drive to prevent the lube from running out.
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Pulled the drive off with no problems and about two cups of water came out with it. The drive shaft bellows has about a cup of water in it and the bearing was stuck. I was able to get it unstuck with my fingers but it's rough. I guess I already know the next step. As per Kev's recommendation, I'll be taking it to the boat shop to have a new gimble bearing installed and new bellows. I'm guessing it's best to just replace all the bellows as well. U-joint moves well and it appears to be sealed. Drained some oil too and found it to be nice and green. The magnet did have some very fine shavings on it.
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IMO I would replace all 3 bellows, gimbal bearing, water hose, lube hose, trim limit and trim sender, lower shift cable, and the u-joints (cheap and you are there).

Also have them check the swivel shaft for play.
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