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    What are the advantages of a stand off box?

    I am repowering my 26 Daytona this winter and was wondering if that upgrade should be on the list along with the drive upgrade?

    Second question, does going with a lower unit with the streamlined nose cone improve top speed or handling or both?

    Thanks, Walt
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    When we did the first ones the boat was running @ 102 MPH with drives on the transom it went to 115 MPH (38 Cougar Cat) The pluses, Drives can be a little higher and they have more mechanical advantage to the boat.
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    SteveOne is correct that the standoff boxes help create more mechanical leverage from positive trim to help carry the bow on boats that don't inherently have enough lift built into them (such as the Cougar Cat). They also create more bow lift simply by moving the weight of the drives farther aft of the transom, which moves the cg of the boat back, also creating more bow lift. There are many factors involved when considering wether or not a standoff box will help your combination of hull/drive and horsepower. I'd recommend consulting your boat manufacturer for advice, as I am sure they know what works best for your application.
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    Good info, I believe that stand off boxes also put increased stress on your drive which may lead to premature failures of the drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lavey29 View Post
    Good info, I believe that stand off boxes also put increased stress on your drive which may lead to premature failures of the drive.

    True Running the drive in a surfacing mode would add to the loading in the Gimbals as well, But the Excitement makes it well worth it. You go fast things get broken sometimes. Do not forget we started surfacing #3 Speedmasters before the 4 –5 and 6’s

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