Teague On Tech: Q & A with Bob Teague July 2021

As seen in Speedboat Magazine’s
July 2021 Issue.

Power Steering Remote
Reservoir

Dear Bob:

I am installing a full hydraulic steering system
on a Formula 312 FasTech with twin 502 cubic inch carbureted motors. I currently do not have a secondary reservoir for the hydraulic fluid. I was wondering if the Teague Custom Marine power steering extension tank (#TCM BIL210-EXT) could replace the secondary reservoir? If so, can it be installed on the stock MerCruiser power steering pump?
Danny Laviolette
Alberta, Canada

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Teague On Tech: Q & A with Bob Teague June 2021

As seen in Speedboat Magazine’s
June 2021 Issue.

Bravo XR Slipping?

Dear Bob:

I have a 2004 Powerquest 380. It has Mercury Racing 525EFI engines with Bravo XR drives and 30”-pitch Bravo One four-blade propellers. At WOT, I get 74 mph with port engine running 5,200 rpm, and the starboard will rev to 5,800. The paint on the starboard upper case looks chalky like it is running hot. Is there something in the drive that is slipping causing the high revs and discoloration of the outdrive case?
Lee Moore
Clyde, OH

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Pitch Perfect

As seen in Speedboat Magazine’s
April 2021 Issue.

Recently, a customer asked me for some advice about choosing a prop for his 2003 Cigarette Gladiator. The boat was equipped with staggered stock Mercury 575 SCIs and Bravo I XR outdrives, with 2006 style SportMaster lower units on ITS gimbals. He’d purchased the boat with 30”-pitch Bravo Is; after testing it, he bought a set of new 2016
Mercury Maximus ST 15.3″x32″-pitch Pro Finish (shiny). The 32″-pitch Maximus choice was based upon the prop choice of other Gladiator owners on the online forums, who claimed they were able to reach 92 mph using this propeller.
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