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Old 06-13-2004, 10:52 AM
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Default P & D / Volbvo 280 outdrive

anyone familiar with the old P & D boats with Volvo 280 outdrives? 25' with 350 SB? any info re build quality, handling, etc. boat looks like an old Pantera thanks
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dont know much about the boat but i have heard the are good solid boats and competent in ruff water as well. i have had several boats with Volvo280's on them and havehad pretty good luck wih them. they have a pretty wide cross section so the can tend to blow out after the upper 60's ( i think a nose cone can help this) i know they can handel a fair amout of power also. i know of a guy that has well over a thousand hours with a 500+ HP big block and no probs so far. it is also a dual direction drive, can run either left or right hand with the switch of a bell crank arm located under the rear cover. on a side note take a close look at the drive, when merc developed the brovo they used the 280 as a guidline to their new drive. they are very similar, so much so in fact that there is a gimbal ring availiable to put a brovo in a volvo trasom plate. i wouldnt hesitate to own another boat with the 280 atached. pretty simple drive and pretty strong as well.
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First I have heard of the gimble ring for a Bravo.. Who makes it??
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Dave,

First I have heard of the gimble ring for a Bravo.. Who makes it??

Yeah , that's a suprize to me too!!
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thanks for the info, do you know who makes the gimbal ring?
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i will do some searching but before i bought my first boat with a 280 i did a bunch of research on it. i had a thread going on another board, think it may have been hotboat. i got a bunch of info on it and someone posted some info pertaining to the gimbal ring. i will see if i can find it but it has been a while. if i remeber corectly it was a in kit form with everything for the conversion.
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What did you ever find out about this???
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Merc makes an adapter transom plate. p/n 827691A 1, retails for $865.
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