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Old 05-20-2015, 04:53 PM
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Default Bravo Blues, but thank you to an AT owner...

I think I have 8 years on these XZ drives, and a few hundred hours without more than fluid changes and 1 rotation (switching them side to side).

Big thanks to John Hope (aka SIDE JOBS, owns 37 AT "Whatever") for making time to open them up today, and verify/diagnose a worn clutch.

I'm good with that.
The gear sets are in perfect condition, and I am replacing the gimbal bearings for good measure. (Original bearings installed on a 2003 boat.)

I've had a couple drive issues my first couple years, twice I've broken a tooth in the upper gear set; and I'll attribute that to my early driving abilities. (warranty)
I had a whole gimbal helmet crack in half and the drive nearly fell off the boat; only held on by the steering rams. (warranty)
I also had a prop come apart, as the blade tore off on a couple rotations, it sliced up the lower case/cavitation plate & drive shower. (pocket)

I sure do love my AT. It looks like I'll have to run the jet boat for Memorial Day Weekend though.
It will be back in the water next week.

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Old 05-20-2015, 07:00 PM
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Nice to have options! Lol.

My drives are coming off and getting totally redone this winter...getting the All-American Drive service treatment.
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by sommerfliesby View Post
Nice to have options! Lol.

getting the All-American Drive service treatment.
I've been considering that too. I've heard all good things about them. I'm not a fan of long distance relationships though.
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Old 05-24-2015, 10:06 AM
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Consider myself very fortunate that with five boats, seven outdrives, probably a couple thousand hours, and never had a single drive failure. How 'bout that?

After saying that, my Etec will probably go ca boom tomorrow.
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