Go Back  Offshoreonly.com > Technical > Drives and Lower Units
Merc Velvet drive and BW 72 C >

Merc Velvet drive and BW 72 C

Like Tree0Likes

Merc Velvet drive and BW 72 C

Reply

Old 09-19-2007, 04:15 PM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Troy, Mich
My Boat: 1984 Chris Cat
Posts: 2,718
Default Merc Velvet drive and BW 72 C

Is the Merc Velvet Drive tranny the same as a BW 72c?

Wannabe
wannabe is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2007, 04:38 PM
  #2
Registered
iTrader: (1)
 
kaama82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Ida, Mi
My Boat: 32 Skater
Posts: 553
Default

The Mercury unit is not the same. The 72c is the better one.
kaama82 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2007, 08:17 PM
  #3
Gold Member
Gold Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Pwrbt33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Curtis Bay, Md USA
My Boat: 1998 Silverton MY
Posts: 2,123
Default

The Mercury transmission most people call Merc trans, the Borg Warner is known as Velvet Drive trans.
Pwrbt33 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2007, 01:48 PM
  #4
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Troy, Mich
My Boat: 1984 Chris Cat
Posts: 2,718
Default

Thanks guys, I have BW 71C or 72C behind my Merc 400 HP.

I looked at pics of both and clearly the BW is much bigger.

Roger
wannabe is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2007, 06:06 AM
  #5
Registered
iTrader: (1)
 
Biggus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Naples, Maine
My Boat: 02 Cigarette Mystique T/S
Posts: 6,298
Default

Originally Posted by wannabe View Post
Thanks guys, I have BW 71C or 72C behind my Merc 400 HP.

I looked at pics of both and clearly the BW is much bigger.

Roger

Check the tag on the tranny case. If it's stamped 10-18, you've got a 72C. If it's 10-17 its a 71

Also, the 72C is 15/16 longer than the 71
Biggus is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2007, 07:21 AM
  #6
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 454
Default

or red 71 and green 72
excalibur32 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2007, 08:04 AM
  #7
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: South FL
My Boat: Big Ole 42' Cruiser w Arnies.
Posts: 318
Default

72 handles more HP
Swamplizard is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2007, 08:21 AM
  #8
Registered
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Edgewood, Maryland
My Boat: 1976 Banana Boat (split)
Posts: 3
Default

I have a good 72c trs trans if some one needs one.
jaydriver is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2007, 10:53 AM
  #9
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Troy, Mich
My Boat: 1984 Chris Cat
Posts: 2,718
Default

Originally Posted by jaydriver View Post
I have a good 72c trs trans if some one needs one.
PM me at [email protected] a price and a pic.

Wannabe

Last edited by wannabe; 02-16-2008 at 10:10 AM.
wannabe is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2007, 04:55 AM
  #10
Registered
 
Nykamp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Grand Haven Mich.
My Boat: 1989 41 Apache
Posts: 2,152
Default

I have a fresh 0 hour BW C72 plug in stlye for sale, just rebuilt with a new pump. It is good to 900+ hp, with 11 forward clutchs, pm if interested.Thanks, Steve.
Nykamp is offline  
Reply With Quote

Quick Reply: Merc Velvet drive and BW 72 C


OSO Sponsor
OSO Advertiser
OSO Advertiser
OSO Advertiser