blackhawk drives

Discussion in 'Propulsion' started by powerquest29, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. powerquest29
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    powerquest29 New Member

    What happened to blackhawk drives?
     
  2. powerabout
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    powerabout Senior Member

    As usual the boat builders couldnt handle the technology so either no boats to install in or installed in wrong hulls and bad performance
     

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  3. IMP-ish
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    IMP-ish powerboater

    The Black Hawk was a nice piece of engineering. I have a mechanic who still tells me I should go black hawk every time we talk and I talk about wanting surface drives on my next boat. Parts, parts, and props I worry are drying up.

    The black hawk does connect to a standard bravo transom assembly. I've heard people retrofit the blackhawk with no changes and like it. Pachanga 22. Old Cigarette 20. Donzi 22 Classic. However, factory the drive had a higher transom cutout and rocker added to the hull to lift the bow because the black hawk doesn't have the bow lift of a stern drive.
     
  4. powerquest29
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    Ok thanks. Would you buy a blackhawk boat today?
     

  5. IMP-ish
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    IMP-ish powerboater

    If it was on the right boat I would.
    Then I would keep my eyes open for a second Black Hawk and prop set to keep on the shelf for a spare. They will go up in price as they become harder to find.
     
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