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Old 17-02-2013, 10:07 AM   #1
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Bare metal gearcases

I'm new here - just wondered if anyone can tell me why most race-boats have unpainted gearcases ?
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Old 17-02-2013, 01:10 PM   #2
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The Mercury Sportmaster and speedmaster gearcases come from the factory unpainted. Some say its for ease of examination for cracks etc. others say its faster through the water. Doubt its either really!

But some guys pollish the early style race boxes, (CLE) to mimic the sportmaster cases. A well pollished case does look nice though! They just dont ever stay that way if run much in salt.
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Old 17-02-2013, 10:32 PM   #3
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Thanks Hydrostream - so it is mainly for cosmetic reasons then !
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