I donÂt mean to rain on your parade man but thatÂs my 198Â the exact one. We got that boat from Todd and C&A last spring and she is my pride and joy. If someone would post some picture of her for me id gladly show it off even more.
Heres what I know...and I am hardly an expert.
basically its a pulley system. think of a rubber band on two cone shaped pulleys except the rubber band is a metal linked-band; by moving the band up and down the diameter of the pulleys (think of a cone) the speed of the rubber band will change by an infinite number rather than fixed gear ratios. the technology has been used in Japanese cars and Japanese cars sold in Europe for about 10 years. Ford is now offering a CVT as an option on the new 500 (I think). My Murano, at 60-65 MPH pullng the Champ on flat roadway, turns the engine at 2200-2400 RPMs. Torque is 245 lb ft @ 4400 rpms. Everyone who rides with me is amazed and states that it runs better than some small trucks they have been in.