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Old November 16th, 2008, 02:05 PM   #61
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unless required I wouldnt spend the extra cheese on premium, I'd just go with midgrade and call it good.

As for labbed props, you "MAY" se good results in upping your cruise speed by 2-3 mph or your top speed by 2-3 mph. But you have a "somewhat" fast heavier boat. IMO labbing a prop to gain a couple mph is a waste unless you really are looking for that last 2-3 mph for bragging rights, or your running a drag boat in the 1/4 or 1/8 miles.

Labbing can also shorten the life span of the prop because it thins the blades.

on a boat like yours think 3 blade for top speed and a good 4 blade for cruising and 2-3 mph slower top speed.

Try a Bravo 1 4 blade.

As for getting better fuel mileage...find your optimum rpm and stay there...no WOT and dont carry un-necessary weight, keep boat, drive clean, and work OT
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Old November 17th, 2008, 06:50 AM   #62
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Midgrade it is...

What do you mean "somewhat" fast? LOL, j/k....

I don't really care if I were to loose 2mph up top if everything else were to improve. The boat should run 58-60 from what I am told, so that is fast enough for me.

No OT here, I am salary.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 07:59 AM   #63
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Old November 17th, 2008, 08:31 AM   #64
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Yeah, I am lazy so no...
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Old November 17th, 2008, 04:50 PM   #65
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Updates.

We need updates.

Has the outdrive at least given you a dirty look yet? A sideways glance?
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Old November 17th, 2008, 04:54 PM   #66
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Updates.

We need updates.

Has the outdrive at least given you a dirty look yet? A sideways glance?
I don't know why but I laughed my f*ckin ass off at that.

At the moment the outdrive and I have nothing more to say to each other. Maybe when it gets pulled again in the spring it will be more talkative...
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Old November 17th, 2008, 05:01 PM   #67
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I don't know why but I laughed my f*ckin ass off at that.

At the moment the outdrive and I have nothing more to say to each other. Maybe when it gets pulled again in the spring it will be more talkative...
One of these looks....it is going to kill you.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 05:03 PM   #68
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One of these looks....it is going to kill you.
Hopefully it spends all summer planning its attack so I can spend some time on the lake first.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 09:41 PM   #69
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its going to blow up the first day above 40 degrees after aprill 1st
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Old November 18th, 2008, 07:06 AM   #70
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its going to blow up the first day above 40 degrees after aprill 1st
From what the mechanic says, the gears are real nice inside and there was no water in the oil. So hopefully like I said earlier, it takes all summer to plan its attack.

Side note: I have read that the cone clutch king cobra is stronger than a bravo 1, or just as strong anyway. Any truth to this?
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Old December 27th, 2008, 08:29 AM   #71
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BTT,
I hear Greygoose's OMC outdrive has a new year's resolution to maim ***at least*** three people in 2009.
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Old January 15th, 2009, 08:55 AM   #72
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I hear Greygoose's OMC outdrive has a new year's resolution to maim ***at least*** three people in 2009.
Lets hope it isn't me...
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Old February 12th, 2009, 10:02 AM   #73
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my buddy has a 201 liberator while/yellow/blue with a 350chevy and KC OMC drive, no problems so far with the drive. he is just mad cause its not as fast as my checkmate! hehe. if your out on st. clair this summer look for it along with a white/teal checkmate!
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Old March 6th, 2009, 10:38 AM   #74
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my buddy has a 201 liberator while/yellow/blue with a 350chevy and KC OMC drive, no problems so far with the drive. he is just mad cause its not as fast as my checkmate! hehe. if your out on st. clair this summer look for it along with a white/teal checkmate!
I will be on St. Clair, that I can assure you! If all goes well, the boat will be ready before May 1st. (all repairs and waxing / polishing included)
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Old March 6th, 2009, 01:54 PM   #75
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I will be on St. Clair, that I can assure you! If all goes well, the boat will be ready before May 1st. (all repairs and waxing / polishing included)
$10 says it kills you first. OMC outdrives are teh devil1!!
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Old March 7th, 2009, 09:11 PM   #76
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Side note: I have read that the cone clutch king cobra is stronger than a bravo 1, or just as strong anyway. Any truth to this?
I would say similar strength.
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Old May 14th, 2009, 02:39 PM   #77
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Update!!!1~!

So far the outdrive is operating as intended. We will see if I become an amputee before the summer is over.

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