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Old 08 November 2006, 13:35   #11
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Was covered on Ribnet before

Here are some good piccies

http://www.ybw.com/forums/showflat.p...gonew/1#UNREAD
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So what the hell is it , an add on or complete engine and drive system?
It's a drive system, and it will apparently be priced to compete with existing outdrives.

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Thanks for that Codders;

Explains a bit. Looks like it would be awfully expensive to hit something with it...

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sounds like they have a difficult marketing problem ,
They need to sell it but can't disclose too much about exactly how it works .

Good luck to them , will be interesting to see just what it can do
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Explains a bit. Looks like it would be awfully expensive to hit something with it...

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My first thought is as above ... my second thought is that anything that complicated which is immersed in salt water is probably going to be a pain in the butt from a maintenance point of view in a few years time!

Looks very interesting though....
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Thanks for that Codders; Explains a bit. Looks like it would be awfully expensive to hit something with it... jky
Yes you would cause much less damage running aground with the latest Volvo IPS drives, or maybe not. At least you could change a blade easily enough.

There was a little rib in Saxon for a while with a stern drive, probably 5.3m, yellow and blue colours. I assumed someone had put a merc or small volvo drive into her. Turns out that she was an exeriemental rib for Yellow Fin after I spoke to them at the boat show. Wish I had taken a closer look now
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Yes you would cause much less damage running aground with the latest Volvo IPS drives, or maybe not.
On the other hand, the props will be much higher than a conventional outdrive so there's less likelihood of running aground or hitting something.

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My first thought is as above ... my second thought is that anything that complicated which is immersed in salt water is probably going to be a pain in the butt from a maintenance point of view in a few years time!
That was my first thought. They claim that there are fewer moving parts than in a conventional outdrive though as there's no gearbox.
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Don't worry, I'll order one Saturday morning after I've won the 100M Euro millions draw Friday evening

Then we can take it apart to see how it works.

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Glad its not just me ,
Usually when something like that happens its because I missed something
So what the hell is it , an add on or complete engine and drive system?
Possibly they were being intentionally vague because the thing was still under development and patents were not in place.

I have had a client for 20 years that builds hi-tech water purification systems. During their early days, we would generate marketing fluff that told the potential client almost nothing, other than "we're awesome!"

It does look impressive in the vids, but I don't know I'd want to be the first kid on the block with one.. It looks pretty complex!
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