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Old 08-10-2022, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Twin O/B Sonic View Post
Volvo has built similar designs, installed through a hole in the hull of yachts, mega yachts for 20+ yrs and haven’t seen on sink yet.

Also Merc, and there are thousands of that style in every cruise ship on the water.
IPS is not that similar to this.

I say as long as the box stays sealed up, it’s pretty cool. Would love to see 300hp.

Its actually a better retrofit for an I/o because it doesn’t need a bracket
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Volvo has built similar designs, installed through a hole in the hull of yachts, mega yachts for 20+ yrs and haven’t seen one sink yet.

Also Merc, and there are thousands of that style in every cruise ship on the water.

The newer ferries on Lake Erie are powered by similar.

You can rotate them 360* while docking.
They ain’t going anywhere.

Then add, joy stick control, GPS control…., and you can hear the sales guys say, “sir, all we need is your platinum card and you are now a captain”!

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ive got an antique engine around here somewhere where the crankshaft is in the lower unit pretty cool setup whats old is new again!
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Old 08-10-2022, 08:21 PM
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I saw at the Miami show, yrs back, a complete, bolt on pod, I think jet, to retrofit IO’s.

Other than being a jet (as I recall), I thought it was brilliant!





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IPS is not that similar to this.

I say as long as the box stays sealed up, it’s pretty cool. Would love to see 300hp.

Its actually a better retrofit for an I/o because it doesn’t need a bracket
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Originally Posted by hogie roll View Post
”……….as long as the box stays sealed up, it’s pretty cool……”
I don’t think that’s a problem. It sounds like a glorified jet ski engine which gets dumped in the water sideways and upside down but the the jet ski is “the box”. They’ve just taken the engine out of the jet ski and put it in a smaller box. 🙂

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Seems like some of you are seeing something different than I am. I see a regular old outboard with the powerhead location/configuration changed? Still bolts/brackets on the transom, but can be hidden under a swim platform or bustle, no?
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https://www.boatblurb.com/post/brp-u...lth-technology

I see a regular old outboard with the powerhead location/configuration changed?
Yep!

They took an outboard and bent the powerhead back 90 degrees. For those that want to hide the inherent ugliness of the powerhead sticking up and off the back of your transom.



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Neat idea, I still see issues of a partially submerged powerhead, 13 bro's standing on the swim platform and fully submerging it. Looks like it has a rubber intake tube for air, just seems like not much protection.

Time will tell if it can be more popular than the "L" drive innovation haha.
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Originally Posted by Twin O/B Sonic View Post
Volvo has built similar designs, installed through a hole in the hull of yachts, mega yachts for 20+ yrs and haven’t seen one sink yet.

Also Merc, and there are thousands of that style in every cruise ship on the water.

The newer ferries on Lake Erie are powered by similar.

You can rotate them 360* while docking.
They ain’t going anywhere.

Then add, joy stick control, GPS control…., and you can hear the sales guys say, “sir, all we need is your platinum card and you are now a captain”!

This isn't even remotely close to Volvo IPS/ pods. The engines on those are in the engine room like on any normal I/O & inboard boat.
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