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post #4 of Old 02-20-2012
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If you are replacing the saildrive only check the gear ratio of the new unit. I had an MD11 Volvo that needed replacing. The saildrive had been completely rebuilt before I bought the boat so I wanted to keep the saildrive and save some $$. The MD 11 ran at 2500 rpm but the new motors (Beta's run at 3600 rpm Vovlos at 3200). Because of the gear ratio of the Volvo 110s I would have only been able to put a 12" prop on the boat. I replaced the whole thing with a VolvoD1-30 and 130s saildrive. BTW I sold my old saildrive and engine for $1000 so I guess I made out OK
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