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Old 22-11-2016, 08:30   #1
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Borg Warner V-drive

am interested in a c and c 48 sailboat with Borg Warner V-drive, but not sure what that is? is it a sail drive? this boat was built in 1973. what is a v-drive?
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Re: Borg Warner V-drive

In sailboats (different usage in other worlds) a v-drive is a just a transmission/gearbox with entrance and exit shafts on the same side (thus the shafts form a "V"). This generally allows the engine/transmission/shaft to take up less space, but makes working on things related to the shaft more difficult, as they are generally then under the engine.

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Re: Borg Warner V-drive

Perhaps the question has two parts. Previous post deals with the "V" part. The other point, it seems to me, is that the Borg Warner 'Velvet Drive' gearbox was (or is?) a joy to operate, unlike the clunky Hurth boxes which are more common these days, but it was inherently more complex to maintain.


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