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    Jim I've heard many different opinions in regards to the use of whip struts. I recently purchased a Sanger mini cruiser that has two struts the regular and whip. I have a 1 Inch shaft unknown length (still at shop)I'm building a 496 stroker 10:12 to 1 merlin heads edlebrock rpm air gap manifold with a holly 850 marine carburetor mechanical roller cam 585 lift nothing to drastic I want it to be reliable and respectable if possible. The Sanger has a casele v-drive, Borg warner72c velvet drive transmission; I've talked to many sanger mini cruisers owers and none have the whip struts. So the question is do i need the whip strut or should i get rid of it. could it have been added on after it left sanger.
    Thanks for any advice this is my first v drive project in about 30 + years.
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    My opinion is keep the whip strut. It does much more good than bad. For sure someone could have added the whip strut after the boat left Sanger.

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    Jim I've heard many different opinions in regards to the use of whip struts. I recently purchased a Sanger mini cruiser that has two struts the regular and whip. I have a 1 Inch shaft unknown length (still at shop)I'm building a 496 stroker 10:12 to 1 merlin heads edlebrock rpm air gap manifold with a holly 850 marine carburetor mechanical roller cam 585 lift nothing to drastic I want it to be reliable and respectable if possible. The Sanger has a casele v-drive, Borg warner72c velvet drive transmission; I've talked to many sanger mini cruisers owers and none have the whip struts. So the question is do i need the whip strut or should i get rid of it. could it have been added on after it left sanger.
    Thanks for any advice this is my first v drive project in about 30 + years.
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