I have a Bukh saildrive
behind a DV20 which seems to be slipping when in reverse.
I have a fixed 3 blade
prop and in forward the engine
maxes out at 2600 rpm
with boat at 6.5knts. In reverse engine
maxes out at 2900 rpm
with boat at about 1.8knts. Boat takes a long time to stop or to build speed in reverse.
I suspect that I have a slipping reverse clutch
in the saildrive
Does anyone know if the clutches in the Bukh
saildrives can be serviced in place, or will the saildrive need to be removed from the boat?
Any insights greatly appreciated.