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Old 01-25-2012, 11:40 AM
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I have a friend who has a 18 foot 2001 Bayliner with a 3.0L, the former owner ran the outdrive out of oil when in use. The outdrive is a Alpha 1 Gen 2 with a 2.00 ratio. He has a chance to get a Alpha 1 Gen 2 with a 1.84 ratio from a 1991 Thompson. Will this outdrive work? Can a prop make up for the different ratio or is it just too much gearing to do so?

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Old 01-25-2012, 11:45 AM
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Yes you can swap the drive and chose another prop to make up the differance in gear ration. Im sure it wont be more then 1 pitch seeing as its not a huge power engine and the gear change is not that drastic.
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That will be 2-3" of pitch in prop difference. I would just a get new 2.0 ratioi SEI drive for $1500.
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