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Old 06-20-2010
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My boat has a volvo saildrive and is now 32 years old without even a hint of a problem except for the time a boat yard put in a cheap seal on the oil drain plug and it failed. No real problem except it cost me a haul out and oil change. I have no problem recommending a sail drive at all and the true joy of being able to back up with not even a hint of prop walk is something I brag about everytime I have one of my friends aboard and return to my slip backing around two corners to get to it.

I also have a friend with a sistership who have done extensive cruising all around the pacific and are now in New Zealand and they also swear by their saildrive.

I'd look at a few dozen boats first before using a broker. They you know better what to ask for.

Good luck!
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