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Old 24-02-2011, 05:54   #1
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Hurth HBW50 Parts / Lock in Gear ?

dont you just hate the smell of frying clutch?

Problem: HBW50 on Vetus ML10. Clutch plates are burnt out. Oil black, reverse but no forward
Worse problem: broke and have a 400 mile ICW run to get home.

Any tricks to jam this thing in gear and get out the nearest inlet(Ft Pierce )?
Where can i get just the plates not the entire rebuild kit? is it even doable by all thumbs me? yeah, i know bad idea. but then, so was this whole trip.
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Old 28-02-2011, 15:38   #2
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Re: Hurth HBW50 Parts/ lock in gear?


You can interchange reverse disks and front disks. Make sure you flip the (I don't know the name) inside shifter. It's a huge three parts ring mounted with springs and ball bearings. Don't have to open that shifter... juste flip it. I had the same problem and did more than 70 hours on my tranny eversince.

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Old 10-04-2011, 10:36   #3
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Re: Hurth HBW50 Parts / Lock in Gear ?

I have a new rebuild kit fpr a HBW5 which be the same for a HBW50. I am checking that out with Foley Marine. They are one of the largest Hurth dealers around. I will get back to yo on Monday. If it is the same I will sell it for $85.00 USD and I will sell the HBW5 I have for $300USD plus shipping within the Continental USA.

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