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Very exciting day 04 Feb 2010 06:05 #1

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Well, todays the day...After all the talk, all the chat and all the thinking, our 2859 went to the dealer today for her new engine.

The 496 Mercruiser looked fantastic sitting on its pallett, and the mechanics are starting the swap in the morning.

Part of the installation is the new Merc Monitor engine interface that will replace the speedometer. I'll be consolidating a few gauges to make room for a Xanatrex battery monitor, and a bennett auto trim tab controller.

While the engines out they'll be installing a nice new set of 30"X 12" bennett trim tabs, and replacing or checking the rest of the drive train as well.

We're going with a new Bravo 2 drive which the dealer made me a great deal on to finish out the job.

As soon as the boat comes back from the dealer, we'll be finishing up the Raritan Sea-era and Lectrasan installation. This will completely update and replace the holding tank system.

I can't wait for spring...I wonder just how fast she'll go with the new engine? The first prop we're going to try is a ss 3 blade 21 pitch. With a 13% prop slip this should get us right near 30 knots at a 4000 rpm cruise.

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Very exciting day 04 Feb 2010 06:41 #2

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I like the Bravo two drive as well. My 2855 with a 7.4 Vortec pulled 19" three blade to 4900rpm so you prop selection sounds about right. Let me know if you get better fuel economy with all that torque. You can carry six aluminum props for the cost of one set for the Bravo 3. I made the change to a Bravo 3 from a Bravo 2 when I repowered and I honestly didn't see what all the fuss was about with the Bravo 3. Although I will say the Bravo 3 sheads it's way through kelp and Eel grass.

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Very exciting day 04 Feb 2010 15:18 #3

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Congrats on the new repower hope its all you ever wanted-until next time.:kidding

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Very exciting day 04 Feb 2010 17:20 #4

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Look forward to seeing you pass by this summer. Probably go to Whittier later today or tomorrow for a little boat work/R & R. First trip planned for some Winter Kings, Rockfish, Halibut in mid-March.

Give a holler when you go by.

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Very exciting day 04 Feb 2010 21:06 #5

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I can't wait to see performance numbers on this repower.

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Very exciting day 04 Feb 2010 21:16 #6

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Download_Complete;414732 wrote: I can't wait to see performance numbers on this repower.


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Very exciting day 04 Feb 2010 21:52 #7

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What was your original outdrive?

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Very exciting day 04 Feb 2010 22:08 #8

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itsabowtime2;414757 wrote: What was your original outdrive?


The same, 2.0 B2

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Download_Complete;414732 wrote: I can't wait to see performance numbers on this repower.

dITTO

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