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Old 02-02-2004, 06:49 PM
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That drive sure looks sweet.
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Old 02-02-2004, 06:57 PM
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I respect the innovation and all, but I can give you a little idea on how much they will cost you.

If you have a boat with that in the next five years you will get KILLED on resale. This is not a barb on the product's quality just reality in the market place here in the US. Anyone has a Merc dealer within a stones throw.

Volvo's are getting more and more popular on cruisers and all but look around this forum or the classified here and look how many Apache, Fountain, Skater, Sabers and Cigarettes have Volvo's.

There are a bunch of stuff for sale with exotic drives that look great on paper and all, but when it blows up in east-bumpf&^%k USA everyone knows you'll be towed for two days.

It might be the greatest product but they are missing the things that I need. Great acceptance from the public (for resale) from the dealers (for service) and availability (for resale and service) until then I will let the more adventurous and wealthy take the hit on time lost, expense and depreciation. Sorta like diesels for an Outerlimits.
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Old 02-02-2004, 07:07 PM
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How many of you guys are running speedmasters? Not too many shops want to touch a speedmaster either. I found that out.. The shops are more than happy to take it off your boat and then box it for shipment to someone else... but they don't want to tackle the job themselves.
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Old 02-02-2004, 07:19 PM
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Try to find a marine mech to work on Twin Disc trannies.
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Old 02-02-2004, 07:31 PM
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Originally posted by Reed Jensen
...then box it for shipment to someone else... but they don't want to tackle the job themselves.
at least they know where to ship it.
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Old 02-02-2004, 07:32 PM
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Originally posted by cuda
Try to find a marine mech to work on Twin Disc trannies.
My point exactly. Anything remotely off quilter and your up a creek, a shallow creek.
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Old 02-02-2004, 07:38 PM
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Troutly
[B]Another butt ugly drive from the folks at Volvo!


Actually, I think they are slick looking!

I knew a guy that had a yamaha outdrive and something broke. He got some whistle dick that claimed he knew these drives to work on it. It broke again immediately. He hired another mech. When the second mech took it apart, he saw where the first mech just ground off some stuff to make it fit back together. I think he finally sold the boat at a pretty good loss because he was tired of fooling with the Yammi.
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Old 02-02-2004, 07:45 PM
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Come on cuda they look like the fans you see in those fifties movies with everyone sitting in a jury room sweating like rednecks trying to read!!!!
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Originally posted by cuda
Try to find a marine mech to work on Twin Disc trannies.
WHAT ABOUT TRANSMISSION MARINE IN FT LAUDERDALE?
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Old 02-03-2004, 06:28 AM
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Originally posted by open72
WHAT ABOUT TRANSMISSION MARINE IN FT LAUDERDALE?
I found Twin Disc Southeast in Tampa to do the job for me, but none of the marine mechs here would do it. They would pull it out, but not work on it.
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