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Old 02-13-2008, 12:02 PM
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just wondering if anyone has experienced broken gimbal rings on the b-max outdrives
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Old 02-13-2008, 03:43 PM
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Do a search. I know there have been several thread on them.
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Is it a Bravo Shop gimbal or merc. Bravo 1 gimbal?
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There's a guy here in NE Ohio that repairs them. Where are you located?
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it is a bravo shop gimbal ring and housing
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thanks 4 your response the boat is in texas
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You can have it repaired. Personally I would check the Imco HD ring. It retails for less than 1k.

http://www.imcomarine.com/pages/sterndrives.html
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Thats a common problem, mainly with big heavy boats....

Consider another option, as from what i've seen, you could be repairing it over and over

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is the B-max drive breaking the bravo gimbal a common thing because the B-max's size?
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is the B-max drive breaking the bravo gimbal a common thing because the B-max's size?
Two years and 130 hours my Merc. HP gimbals with BMax's and the gimbals are in great shape..... I rebuilt them last winter and there was nothing more than normal wear and tear... gimbals were 6 years old...
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