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Re: Beta 20 with Sea Prop 60 Saildrive

Thanks for the comment Gary. Yes, I've listened to another SeaProp and found the noise to be much less than my installation. Interestingly enough, that particular unit had a different gear ratio. Beta Canada has stepped up to the plate since my last posting. They have supplied a softer drive plate between the engine and transmission. That installation has reduced the RPM the noise is heard at from 1500 to about 1200. But the noise is still there. So Beta (England) has sent me a brand new leg with the different gear ratio in the hope that the volume of noise is particular to my current leg. Unfortunately, they sent the wrong prop and I am currently waiting for the correct prop before doing the replacement installation. The new leg is currently in my tool room, ready to go. I find it heartening that Beta (England) and Beta Canada have both pursued this issue with me in the hopes of finding a solution. I will post the results when the installation is completed.

Bert Vermeer
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