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Old    michael morton (mortbike)      Join Date: Feb 2005       07-20-2014, 9:23 PM Reply   
I have a supra 24 ssv which I love, the boat is only used on lake Powell. I usually park my houseboat about 2 to 3 hours by houseboat in a cove for a couple of weeks, people have to go back early which means my boat ,is used, why do mfg's not have a two speed tranny??? one for wakeboard speed and one for cruising ???, or do I need to add a go fast boat????
Old    Darren Yearsley (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       07-20-2014, 9:30 PM Reply   
Its not a question of gears but power to drag. An I/O you can trim the hull out of the water which greatly reduces the drag and increases the speed to a given power, we don't have that option with V-drives, the surface area of the hull is pretty much fixed and the drag grows exponentially with speed.
Old    Markj (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       07-20-2014, 10:51 PM Reply   
MB's used to have two speed trannies back in the mid 2000's. Not sure how that worked out for them. Pretty sure they only offered that for a couple of years. I'm sure someone else here can give better info about it.
Old    michael morton (mortbike)      Join Date: Feb 2005       07-20-2014, 11:10 PM Reply   
thank you ralph and mark, I do remember a 2 speed tranny some time back, I will contact mb sports as to why it was discontinued....
Old    James (Silverbullet555)      Join Date: May 2010       07-21-2014, 5:56 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by mortbike View Post
thank you ralph and mark, I do remember a 2 speed tranny some time back, I will contact mb sports as to why it was discontinued....
Because it adds complexity and cost.
Old    Darren Yearsley (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       07-21-2014, 7:42 PM Reply   
The MB one was used for pulling out of the hole and then wakeboard speed. Not wakeboard speed and cruise speed.

Sounded like a bag of hammers dropped in the waste disposal when it changed gear.

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