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Re: direct drive

Originally Posted by Faster View Post
Here's a V drive transmission:

Ignore the arrow in the right hand image, intended for another discussion.

The engine sits 'backwards' in the boat, the gearbox at the forward end, and the shaft exits the V drive under the engine.. Many such installs put the stuffing box and its gland/seal directly under the oil pan in an almost impossible-to-access place. A most compelling reason to install a dripless seal, as a spraying leaky gland can do nothing good for the pan.
So 180 from the point of the arrow is the gearbox output?
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