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Old 17-04-2012, 21:58   #1
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Volvo sail drive zincs

At the lower end of a volvo sail drive just before the prop is a zinc ring. I have a large feathering prop that is a pain in the ass to remove. Someone said I could cut the zinc in half and attatch the 2 halves and not need to remove the prop. Has anyone done this and how did it work out?
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Re: Volvo sail drive zincs

The newer saildrives have split zincs but mine are like yours, I have to remove the props. I do not know of another solution but if you find one please let us know.
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Someone said I could cut the zinc in half and attatch the 2 halves and not need to remove the prop.
"Someone" is an idiot. If you have a model 130 or 150 saildrive, the leg zinc is a 2-piece affair. Otherwise, you have to pull the prop to install a new single-piece ring zinc. Cut in half or not, the zinc's mounting screws are hidden behind the hub of the prop. No access to them without removing it.
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I have the 120 saildrive. i have read you can cut them yourself. They also make a clamp type.

http://www.marineanodes.com/browse/sail/1

The 130 also has a clamp type solution

http://www.keypart.com/volvo-penta/saildrive/ms25sr

I have never tried them. I reckon when the zinc is done its also time to split and lube the maxprop.
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Re: Volvo sail drive zincs

Here is a link to someone that makes an adapter ring and a split zinc for a 120S drive. I just put this on mine about three weeks ago. A fair amount of the zinc gets milled away in setting it up, so I was a little concerned, but we have very little action on our zinc anyway. I might be nervous if you have a lot of action on your zincs. These are a little pricey, but you don't have to pull the prop to replace them.

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Here is a link to someone that makes an adapter ring and a split zinc for a 120S drive. I just put this on mine about three weeks ago. A fair amount of the zinc gets milled away in setting it up, so I was a little concerned, but we have very little action on our zinc anyway. I might be nervous if you have a lot of action on your zincs. These are a little pricey, but you don't have to pull the prop to replace them.
I'm looking at the same issue, and the same solution. How's it going with that setup? I'm tired of hauling out just to change the zincs. Cheers.
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Had a diver go down a few weeks ago and he said the zinc still looked good so he did not change it. Guess I'll have to wait until I haul in a few months to take a detailed look myself.
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I'm tired of hauling out just to change the zincs.
Why would you haul to change zincs? Even if the prop has to come off to do it, a diver would be cheaper and much more convenient.
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