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Anyone else waiting on Verados for a repower? Updated!

Old 02-20-2019, 11:47 AM
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Default Anyone else waiting on Verados for a repower? Updated!

Repowering the Donzi and going stir crazy. 225 Opti's to 350 Verados and I cannot wait!!

Week 1 down, hopefully only 2 more to go. The boat is rigged and waiting.

85 degree weather in February isn't helping either.

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Old 02-20-2019, 12:13 PM
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You're going to be happy with the change. Will be worth the wait.
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Old 02-20-2019, 03:39 PM
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I canít wait. It will be like a new boat.
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Old 02-20-2019, 04:30 PM
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Congrats. I made the same engine jump....although different boats. You will be blown away with the 350’s.
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Old 02-20-2019, 05:11 PM
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Geez, you're going to see like a 12mph increase !!
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Old 02-20-2019, 05:23 PM
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Hoping the Bravo 22ís run out, if not Joey and Ken have made some recommendations.

The fastest she ever ran was 54 mph with the Optis, Iím hoping for a cruise at 45 with a 65 to 68 top end give or take a few mph.

......and no more 2 stroke oil BS
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Old 02-20-2019, 05:28 PM
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I'm going to predict 66 !! You may do better with a good setup. Unless the motors are mounted too low, you'll want to run 4-blade props. You'll have a lot of aeration coming off the steps at that speed so your prop slip will be fairly high, so you might need more pitch than you'd expect.
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Old 02-20-2019, 05:41 PM
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Running 4 blades now, Bravo 1 FS 22p. Iím not a prop god, but the true prop god said run the 22ís first and see where Iím at.
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Old 02-26-2019, 05:19 AM
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They came in early....The cup holders were put in place of the old smart craft gauges. I'm hoping I'm on the water this weekend!


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Old 02-26-2019, 05:48 AM
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Nice work with the cup holders!
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Old 02-26-2019, 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Tiretyme View Post
Nice work with the cup holders!
I second the comment on the cup holders. Where did you get the angled bezels? Could you tell us a supplier?

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Old 02-26-2019, 08:29 AM
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Iíll have to ask the installer. I just told him what I wanted. They are very well built also.
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Old 02-26-2019, 08:35 AM
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While I too like the cupholders, damn those 350s are sweet! That's one hell of an upgrade. Congrats. Look forward to shakedown numbers.
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The cupholders look good and is a brilliant idea, but those motors, now that looks awesome and is an even better idea... My old Verado's has 23" B1's and tops out at 68, just for your reference.
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Originally Posted by Tritanic View Post
I second the comment on the cup holders. Where did you get the angled bezels? Could you tell us a supplier?

Thanks!!
Livorsi has them.
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Originally Posted by Flying_Norseman View Post
Livorsi has them.
What a great idea!!!!
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Old 04-26-2019, 06:47 AM
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Get 'em dialed in yet?
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Old 04-26-2019, 07:17 AM
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Close, still trying to decide on props.
WOT is 64-65 with 22P Bravo's at 1.01MPG
4000 rpm has me at 34-36mph at 1.7ish
4500 RPM is approximately 43-45mph at 1.5-1.6

I need to get the RPM's up a little bit, struggling to get 6300rpm light without trimming to the moon.

Sundance recommended the Bravo 1 FS 23P, but I haven't found any used ones yet to test with. It is my understanding that this prop will bump up the rpm's due to the shorter barrel and are just repitched 22's.

I'm not a prop guy, so I'm having trouble spending big money on props for testing. Ken doesn't carry any of the FS props for testing.

It is like a new boat though.
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Sweet motors. had 300s for 10 years . having a new Comp built with 400r s and need those cup holders?
could not find them on the Livorsi website

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Old 04-26-2019, 11:29 AM
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They are not actually cupholders. Livorsi has gauge bezels that are the right diameter to be a cupholder. Very cool solution to that problem. I called and asked about them. Guy at Livorsi had no idea about angled cupholders until I sent him a pic of the repurposed gauge bezels.
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