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Old 05-03-2013, 01:18 PM
88 PS190 88 PS190 is offline
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I like 1:1's better for real world stuff, I don't pull jumpers, I don't do short set up private lakes, and I don't mind how efficient a 1:1 ratio transmission (AKA no gear reduction unit) is in real life use.

Also, slots went from 1.5 to a current 1.25is ratio - so they split the difference anyhow, and most boats now are running 12.5-13"X11.5-14.5 pitch props - so we've seen a shift, the 1.5:1 14X18 to me is a smidge overkill, but got the older lower HP engines to pull like mad.

Just don't need that in the day to day for most folks.
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