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Re: OMC Saildrive possible replacement
I guess I was not aware of a difference between Volvo & OMC sail drive units.
Perhaps the Volvo sail drive is engineered better than the OMC version.
As pointed out, a major point of vulnerability with all sail drives is the rubber doughnut which could allow lots of water into your boat if/when it fails.
Of course there are happy owners of sail drive powered boats but...
in my mind (knowing what I think I know) my preference would be for:
1 - inboard engine (gas or diesel)
2 - outboard engine
3 - sail drive
which essentially means I will likely never own a sail drive boat when there are plenty of other options available.
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