Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 23-12-2013, 12:19   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Toronto Ontario
Posts: 8
Albin Vega gearbox

Good day cruisers,

Firstly, I'm happy to report that I am a proud new owner of an Albin Vega 27, which I am eagerly outfitting to take me to distant tropical places.

Now I've noticed in all the manuals that the gear box is referred to as a "Reverse Gear". The "Volvo Penta Mono Shift Reverse Gear" to be exact. Not that I am having any issues with the system, but I'm very curious as to why this is called a Reverse Gear? Perhaps it is just a term used for "gear box" or "Transmission" that I've never heard of. Is there any difference between a Reverse gear and any other Gearbox? I'm sure it's a simple answer, but Google is of little help at the moment.

Thank you
Streets1234 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-12-2013, 12:27   #2
Registered User

Join Date: May 2008
Location: daytona beach florida
Boat: csy 37
Posts: 2,844
Images: 1
Re: Albin Vega gearbox

it's a great boat, had one for 5 years, would have kept it but it has 5-10 headroom and I need 5-11. eventually drove me nuts.

mine had a variable pitch prop, not a gear box. it changed pitch and changed from forward to reverse and back by just moving the single lever. it also had a feather position which stood the blades straight up and down, just about eliminating prop drag.
onestepcsy37 is offline   Reply With Quote

Albin Vega, gear, gearbox

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:27.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.