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Re: V-drive propulsion - advantages and drawbacks?

The major downside of most V drive installations is that the stuffing box/shaft log are usually tucked in tight under the oil pan and access is not very good. Also if it's leaking/spraying that can lead to some issues with the pan itself if it's not been protected.

Whether or not general engine access is improved or not with V drives depends on the individual boat, interior layout and access panels provided.


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