Originally Posted by travellerw
Ok so three extreme examples of a saildrive
that failed due to SOME VERY EXTREME CIRCUMSTANCES, does not mean all saildrives are issues. It very obvious in those pictures that stray current
was the issue, not the saildrive
I will ask again, HAVE YOU, OR DO YOU OWN A SAILDRIVE?
It doesn't really matter.. OP do the research
, and come to your own conclusion. I did, and ended up buying
a boat with *GASP* 2 saildrives and have not looked back...... and I'm out!
They are just so far off course from the 'keep it simple, stupid' philosophy that many practical mariners with any sort of building or engineering background have an instinctual desire to RUN AWAY.