I recognise that my Hurth is very old. It is not the quality of my gearbox that I am commenting on. There are however many comments about the difficulties of gear
change, hard clunks when engaging gear
, rough running, seemingly constant oil
topups and frequent oil
These are the comments that make me wonder if there is not a better gearbox for my vessel?
For what it is worth I am probably going to rebuild
the old box as the cost of a new one is close to £2,000. I think that I will keep my eyes open for a secondhand ZF / Hurth to keep as a service
The Twindisc boxes do look to be nicely made with a lot of time and effort spent upon the gear bevels.
Thanks for all of your help and advise, you have helped me to arrive at what I believe is the right decision for our vessel.