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Old 02-06-2013
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Re: Hurth engagement question

To update my status with this situation I have decided to go with a new transmission. After hours and hours of reading and research I've decided to go with a Twin Disc MG 360. I've heard too much about faulty ZF/Hurths, and only good things about the Twin Disc. The 340 is a bit under sized for my Universal 5432 and the 360 is a bit over.

Given how much motoring and cruising we do, I want robust systems!

It will require the removal of the shaft, shortening of the shaft by about 1.8" and while I'm doing that I will replace my engine mounts again (4 years old) and my cutless bearing (6 years old). Both could last longer, but they are cheap enough to replace and I would have no reason to pull my shaft and engine any time again soon.

I will post later on the installation process, as I have had an impossible time finding other good posts with pictures on making the switch.

As we prepare for our circumnavigation of Vancouver Island this summer, It will be really nice to have a new drive train in place!
Gulf 32
Bainbridge Island, WA

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