Teague On Tech: Q & A with Bob Teague March 2019

As seen in Speedboat Magazine’s March 2019 Issue.

Can’t Test With 8 People

Dear Bob:

I just picked up an HTM SR24 with a 8-71 blown 489, a Max Machine Works Bravo One drive, and 30 pitch Bravo One four-blade propeller. I’ve had it out once, loaded with eight people, and it took forever to get on plane. Would an aerator help with getting the boat on plane with this application?Do you guys have plans to design one for Bravos/XRs? How about adding a tunnel tab? Any help would be appreciated.
Corey Gurley, Riverside, CA

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Teague On Tech: Q & A with Bob Teague

As seen in Speedboat Magazine’s Nov/Dec 2018 Issue.

Bravo 1 Sticks in Forward

Dear Bob:
Is there any reason my drive would stick in forward? I can sometimes get it out using some force on the shifter, but sometimes I had to shut down the engine and then it shifts back to neutral. It shifts to reverse and back to neutral without any problems. It also appears to work fine once it is shifted into forward but won’t come out. This is a new boat to me, and I’ve only been out twice in it. It kind of did it the first time out, and then was a real issue this last time. Docking is really not fun. Here are the specs: Bravo 1, twin BBCs with B&M supercharger (circa 1989), hydraulic steering, drive showers.
Syd Crawford Poughkeepsie, NY
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Teague On Tech: Q & A with Bob Teague

As seen in Speedboat Magazine’s September 2018 Issue.

Seizure Situation

Dear Bob:
Got a weird one for you. I am stumped.

I was working in a buddy’s boat last weekend. He bought a bare hull and stuck a 496 and Bravo One drive in it that had been sitting around for a while. The interesting thing is it will run fine for several minutes, then slow down, then seize. When I hit the key, it seems pretty well seized. Let it cool for a few minutes and it’s good to go again. No funny noises or anything.

At first, I thought it was water reversion and hydro locking, but it happens even at 2,000+ rpm. Plus, I pulled the plugs and there is no water in the cylinders.
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