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Re: Yanmar KM3V "V" Drive
Dale.. that post is 2 years old and Oldsalt hasn't been back since.
On our V drive (Hurth V150) the coupling was at the forward end of the gearbox, if you removed the coupling half from the shaft then the shaft slid back through the transmission coupling and out of the boat.. of course you needed enough room for the shaft to drop out before hitting the rudder, unless there's a deliberate offset for that.
If this is a Kanzaki drive I'm not sure how similar it is, but I can't imagine you'd need to remove the tranny coupling half. The bigger question will be the room to pull the shaft once the zincs are off it. From drawings it looks like you'd be in luck there (shaft looks shorter than distance to rudder)
Accordingly, if you have room in the cabin space I don't see any reason why the shaft wouldn't pull into the boat with the prop removed (ours would have) - in which case you wouldn't have needed to pull the coupling half either...
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Last edited by Faster; 12-08-2013 at 10:25 PM.