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Guys,

Any thoughts on a B1/ or an XZ at $1700 + or an XR and $3400 +, behind a 496 HO?.. Bravo 1 props fit all?

Jeff,

What exhaust do you have on your 288/496? Would you do anything different, add or delete options-from Sunsation?

Thanks,

Gilla

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I have a 496/ho with a Bravo hooked up to it. I almost ordered the ZR drive from the factory when I was thinking about dropping in my blower motor but in a single engine boat that I really look forward to being reliable, I've decided to stick with the 496/ho because it's gets me where I want to go reliably and economically.

I got the through hull exhaust (no captains choice) and because they exit below the swim platform it's hardly noticable at speed and it has a great throaty sound at docks.

when it comes to options that I purchased I wouldn't change a thing...not a single thing...

I've owned a lot of boats in the past and never had the opportunity to order one exactly the way I wanted until I ordered the 288 and this boat basically represents everything I ever wanted on a boat...

the bottom line.

I love it's lines, I love the way it's built, I love the paint and I love the ergonomics of the cockpit. I honestly would not change a thing on it...


I love the Sunsation Guys and I love my boat... IT RULES!
 

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I have to agree with you jeff. I run the same boat and each time I run it hard in the big water I'm just more impressed with it! Mine also came with the standard Bravo 1 and I think Jeff may agree with me on this one that if my drive blows, I will then up grade and fix my old one fo spare. But so far so good, Knock on wood!
 

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gilla,

the standard bravo is rated to handle 500 hp. the 496/ho is a 425 hp engine and the sunsation 288 is only 4,500 lbs.

this is a great package.

One thing I do know from talking to lots of bravo experts is that if you want to blow up a bravo drive....do a lot of hole shots.... Hole shots are the worst thing for an outdrive....
- jeff
 
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