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Old 02 August 2011, 10:19   #1
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Gearbox goes bang

Further to my earlier post on Verado engines.

We were not so lucky this time. A year ago, the gearbox kept us going for 5 days until the new one arrived. This time it lasted from 1145 Sunday when the first sound of trouble was detected, to 1130 today!

I have never heard a gearbox fail before, but let me tell you its loud. So loud, that those right at the front of the boat even at 25 kts heard it! Fortunately with a twin set up and towards the end of our journey, we were able to safely return boat and passengers back to Poole. After a quick once over, we were able to start the "dead" engine and confirm that the power head was fine.

Just waiting on UPS and Barrus to deliver replacement, fingers crossed
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Sorry to hear that. Do you get any length of warranty with commercial use? How many hours required to kill the gearbox.. Each time?
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Quick update

Ordered 1100 Monday, sent from States and with Barrus now! Should be in Poole by 1200 tomorrow.
Whilst I rather it had not gone at all, thats pretty good customer service
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Sorry to hear about the gearbox steve. Will you be able to run by the end of the week?
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Running our 1330, 1515 & 1700 tomorrow! So definately Friday
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Running our 1330, 1515 & 1700 tomorrow! So definately Friday
Good news after bad news .... especially good news for Friday - Red Arrows on the 5pm ..I'm looking forward to it The best seats in the house without question !

(I did think the marks in the housing where the internals tried to be externals were impressive in a bad but good way)
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New unit arrived in Poole at 1200, back in water at 1300.

A big thank you to Luke at Yellow Penguin
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We have grumbles from same gearbox today!

363 days after the last one. If it is a problem, this will be our forth gearbox in 3 years. All on the same engine and all after just over 11 months.
If it were something we were doing, surely the other gearbox would suffer too ....

I wish Barrus would sort out their counter-rotating Verado units
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Sorry to hear that Steve. How many hours has the latest gearbox done?
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