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    Quote Originally Posted by RogerH View Post
    What's the "story" 'bout these gearcases. These were received with Diablo 3 1-RH, 1-LH but they both have #4/6 propshafts installed. Did the factory make an SSM with these prop shafts, or did someone modify them?

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    Roger:

    What about them makes you think that they are 4/6 shafts and not later style, larger diameter SSM's? Our later style T2x SSM props fit directly on the early "crescent" units (#4's)
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    20 Foot Switzer Wing 2 X S3000 (Dust'n the Wind II)
    !6 foot Wood Eltro Vee (2X Merc 1500's) (Dust'n the Wind IV)
    15 foot Powercat 15C (2 X Merc 1500) (Dust'n the Wind III)
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    16 foot Lee Craft Merc S 3000-(Gold Dust II)
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    Quote Originally Posted by T2x View Post
    Roger:

    What about them makes you think that they are 4/6 shafts and not later style, larger diameter SSM's? Our later style T2x SSM props fit directly on the early "crescent" units (#4's)
    Rich, I have never seen a picture posted or comment about a SSM gearcase (prior to the #4/#6 release) that came from the factory with prop shafts this size in diameter. Just trying to see if these were done by Mercury or someone else.

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    WE used the same props on the later SSM's and the early Crescents (4's)
    20 Foot Switzer Wing 2 X S3000 (Dust'n the Wind II)
    !6 foot Wood Eltro Vee (2X Merc 1500's) (Dust'n the Wind IV)
    15 foot Powercat 15C (2 X Merc 1500) (Dust'n the Wind III)
    (Single engine boats are lacking something)

    16 foot Lee Craft Merc S 3000-(Gold Dust II)
    (The exception proves the rule)
    Obsolete and Proud of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raceman View Post
    I just stumbled on this looking for another old thread. The unit pictured here appears to be the one in post #2 on page 1 with some hacking done on it, although it could be any of the SSM's after the MC1 with the same whacking. To the best of my knowledge there are only 2 diameters of the bullet on the SSM's with the MC1 being the only larger diameter, through the last SSM made BEFORE the VI's and IV's came out. I don't have the diameter of either within my easy reach, but all of 'em had the same small propshaft and would take the same props, with the exception of the earlier style (again, picture in post #2) which had the long exhaust snout that would interfere.
    I learned second hand from Mr. Steckbauer that these lower units are the predecessors of the Merc IV lower units used now.
    I'll try to find out more this summer when I get them rebuilt.
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    Evolution? How about Extinction?

    Saw on the web someplace that the MSRP for a bare machined case for the #6 is now a whopping $9800! No bearings, prop shaft, water pump, pinions, seals, nose piece, etc. I remember getting complete #6's out of the box from Mercury HP for $4500.................Also saw a PR release on S&F from Mercury for pricing and parts availability for 2018 that seems to imply that the screen "goes dark" for any Mercury OPC parts at all in 2019 (except existing inventory?).

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