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Old 09-19-2007, 03:10 PM
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What about the Eaton out drive didnt Volvo get its start when Eaton sold them the rights to build drives.
While i can't speak of Volvo, does anyone remember the old OMC outdrives that didn't have hydraulic tilt? It was like a big gear that swung the outdrive through an arc.

Of course, practically to the day that Mercury's patents on the hydraulic trim system expired, everyone, including OMC instantly had new product on the market that used hydraulic trim.
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Old 09-19-2007, 03:25 PM
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Another milestone...

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Merlin stuck the Excaliber in the stone. Then Sir Lancelot pulled it out of the stone. I hear Reggie pulled a sword out of there too, but I wasn't alive in the Middle ages.......

Actually, Aurthur, he who would be King of the Britains pulled the sword form the stone and anvil.

Lancelot on the other hand put his "sword" into the King's wife
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Lol!:
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While i can't speak of Volvo, does anyone remember the old OMC outdrives that didn't have hydraulic tilt? It was like a big gear that swung the outdrive through an arc.
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Yes, they were called "stringer drives". The entire engine would tilt on the stringers to trim the drives. I had one on a 1972 23 foot John Almand, with a 155 horse engine (Buick V-6).
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My reference to Harry and Jim/Walt is that they were unwilling fathers of a s**tload of boat companies. Try to keep up, Mavarick!
sorry, now I get it.
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The first successful modern step bottoms were designed by Bob Hobbs. Bob did the beautiful Enterprise sportfishermen. Cal Connell, who built the Crusader Cadillacs (and Crusader Marine) built Hobbs designs in the Rybo Runner hulls and the Offshorer that is still built to this day San Remo or Venimiglia, Italy, just next to Monaco. They had the same Crusader engines used in the Riva's. (Quick question and answer: What is Carlo Riva's personal boat? 35' Magnum). The Offshorer had the engines in fore and aft tandem, with a wing box in the center, driving a pair of inboard style propeller shafts like a standard inboard. Very low floor, very complex exhaust risers in the transom. 3 steps, ran well. The step fad comes every 17 years, just like the f**king locusts...............
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The step fad comes every 17 years, just like the f**king locusts...............

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The step fad comes every 17 years, just like the f**king locusts...............

And is instantly embraced by all the insects..........whose short life span dims their knowledge of previous generations.

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