I have purchased a Pearson
390. I hope to make it a great live-aboard/Cruiser.
The boat has a Pearson
4108 with a Velvet Drive transmission
. The problem is it is 5 to 6 inches higher than the drive shaft!!! The previous owner had lots of money
and a few sailboats. He re powered a sailboat in California
then shipped the engine
from it to this boat. After placing the motor
in the rails and realizing this was going to be an issue. Well silly me bought his headache. There is a 4x4 that is 3" high in the fwd and 2" high in the aft. So I believe I will still need 3" somewhere???
I am thinking that a Hurth transmission
looks like the way to go as it drops the output shaft around 5 inches. I have lots of pictures,
Please tell me what engine
/ transmission you have in your 390. I like 4108's.
Thank you for you help. And insults, observations.