MerCruiser Integrated Transom

8 Aug 2001

Mercury Racing Introduces New Integrated Transom System

-- Features Integrated Steering Cylinders

-- Designed Specifically for Bravo One XR Drive

Press Release
8 Aug 2001
Fond du Lac, WI - The performance of 2002 Mercury Racing sterndrive engine packages, outfitted with the Bravo One XR drive, is leveraged with the new Integrated Transom System (I.T.S.). The I.T.S. enhances overall boat performance as well as drive durability and reliability. The new I.T.S. features integral power steering cylinders and a lightweight, removable plastic cover which allows access to concealed hydraulic steering and trim hoses.

The gimbal bracket assembly has been strengthened with addendum ears for the attachment of the integral steering cylinders. Trim and steering cylinders, multi-mounted to the gimbal ring, transfer stress loads back to transom, increasing strength and durability. A built-in seven-inch setback improves boat running attitude in selected applications.

Performance upgrades to the Bravo One XR drive include a new upper housing cover and rear drive cap with built-in tie-bar attachment. The drive also comes with a lengthened heavy-duty input shaft and built-in electronic trim and tilt sender for use with digital trim gauges. New 1.26:1 and 1.35:1 gear ratio options, in addition to the standard 1.50:1 gear ratio, enhance the versatility of the durable XR drive.

Bravo One XR Integrated Transom System - Key Features

    Built-in 7" setback
    Lengthened heavy-duty XR drive input shaft
    Integral hydraulic twin-ram power steering
    Built-in electronic trim and tilt
    Trim and steering rams, multi-mounted to the gimbal ring, transfer load
         back to transom - increasing strength and durability

    New drive cover aids in drive cooling
    New rear drive cap features built-in tie-bar attachment

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