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Old 20-06-2009, 05:40   #1
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'83 Velvet Drive Transmission Problem

I think the trany is going on my 1983 corinthian trimaran. The velvet drive trany is making a loud sandy or gravel sound for the past two days. It also now is getting harder to go into gear when you shift it in, you must raise the r p ms to get it to grab into gear. In reverse it reacts very normal. Is it a bearing or worse?
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Old 21-06-2009, 08:13   #2
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The good thing is that thee are a blue million velvet drives out there...and a lot of people who rebuild them. You can get the rebuild kits from they are in Fort Laudersale
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If you are a careful, meticulous type, you can rebuild it yourself, they are not that difficult. I rebuilt one and it was my very first transmission rebuild of any sort, and it worked fine, until the motor in my boat crapped out. A clean place to work and a manual is a must. And an air compressor.
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