Originally posted by DGR
What's the difference in price between Bravo 1,2 and 3? Roughly?
To a boat builder, hardly anything, just a few hundred pounds.
As for Bravo's being "cheap american crap", they may be crap, they're certainly american but if you think they're cheap then your in for a big suprise.
As for the reliability of a "2" compared to a "3". I wouldn't be too sure about that. The part that tends to fail in a Bravo tends to be the top end, hence the reccommendation of Dave Crawford for fitting a shower, but guess what, all the Bravo X's use the same top end, both casing, gears and all are identical, all having the same part numbers.
Now B1X's are imho bulletproof, but those big props on a 2, or pair on a 3 are possibly the cause of the problems. Again IMHO..
Oh, and I know of at least 7 broken blocks......