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Old 02-07-2013, 11:38 PM
Scot Scot is offline
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Join Date: May 2012
Boat: 1981 MC skier 351 W
Location: southwest
Posts: 87
Any advice on whether it is worth swapping from a powerslot to a 1:1 velvet drive? Longer shaft needed?

I have owned and driven many ski boats in my day and have never had an issue with a 1:1 lacking low end power. The powerslot seems unnecessarily low geared. Top speed is just about 40 MPH and I would rather have a little more top end and better fuel economy. Maybe my problem is due to wear? Can I get the same top end performance with a fresh tranny and a different prop? Not looking to race or anything, just want a little better fuel economy at 36+ and more at WOT than 40-.
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