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Old 07-12-2005, 11:44 PM
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Default Volvo Penta Drive

Friend of mine is looking at a Sutphen with a Volvo Penta drive and wants to know what would be involved in swapping it for an Alpha, transom cutout, etc. anyone have any experience...thanks: Matt
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I'd stay with the Volvo, its stronger then a Alpha. Yea you would have to redo the transom then recut you hole for the alpha gimbal ring, not worth it to change to an alpha???!!!
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I'd stay with the Volvo, its stronger then a Alpha. Yea you would have to redo the transom then recut you hole for the alpha gimbal ring, not worth it to change to an alpha???!!!
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yep . . what they said, stick with the Volvo. what model drive does it have?
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I got a Volvo drive on my Checkmate. My friend did the boat with a Volvo 502 with a Dp drive go figure. I wish it had a Bravo like every one else. I figure I will keep it until it blows up. But to tell the truth so far its working great. I did paint it black and removed the decals though. Looks much better.

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Volvo drive is much better equipment......switching to an alpha would be making an even trade of a Mercedes to a Mercury.
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Stick with the Volvo! My AQ250 (1970 Donzi) has 35 years of hard running and wave jumping and has never been rebuilt! These drives are bulletproof!
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What they said.... Stick with the Volvo
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I got a Volvo drive on my Checkmate. My friend did the boat with a Volvo 502 with a Dp drive go figure. I wish it had a Bravo like every one else.
No, you don't!

Volvo makes one tough drive! Fobes, what model volvo is it?
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I've run 5 years/250 hours with 600 hp through DP-X drives in a 12,000 lb boat. Oil changes only. The Swedes are very good.
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