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Old 09 May 2016, 12:46   #11
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Left hand gearboxes have a habit of going bang much sooner than RH boxes. Something to do with the load on thrust bearings etc.
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Left hand gearboxes have a habit of going bang much sooner than RH boxes. Something to do with the load on thrust bearings etc.
oh crikey I'm wondering if I'm doing the right thing buying this now
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Left hand gearboxes have a habit of going bang much sooner than RH boxes. Something to do with the load on thrust bearings etc.
Is that all LH boxes, or just some particular brands/models?
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oh crikey I'm wondering if I'm doing the right thing buying this now
I would not be put off if its all in good working order.
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Isn't there the danger of any older gearbox going bang? If it does then a good opportunity to fit a rh rotation box as a replacement
Presumably the rig is a little cheaper (or its a good bargaining chip) because it's got a l/h engine fitted
It wouldn't put me off if everything else checked out OK
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If this is the case you might need to be careful as the trunk could get caught in the prop if its long enough.
That's not a trunk - it's a hose!

If you have a long shaft engine and the trunks are towards the edges of the transom you shouldnlt have an issue.

My new trunks when I got them were so long that they stuck above the trasom by about 3". (76.2mm for those of you who think metric) wghen folded. They would have fouled my prop spectacularly, but they only need to be long enough to get above the waterline at rest (+ a couple of inches / few CM for dealing with waves) to function properly- so I cut mine level with the top of the cut-out for the engine - if the water gets higher than that it has a much easier route into the boat anyway!
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