Yamaha sterndrive question for the experts
There appears to be at least 2 different Yamaha Sterndrives.
One is the Hydradrive in single and duo prop as found on diesels and 7.4 petrol V8's and the other is a single prop unit found on smaller petrol engines.
The upper half of the gearbox looks quite different, but the bottom half looks very similar.
Does anyone know if they interchange or if they interchange with anything else like a Yamaha V6 outboard gearbox?
If they do, the next question would be if the ratio is determined in the upper or lower part of the sterndrive as with the small petrol engine version there appears to be a number of different ratios depending on the horsepower.
Also, as there was apparently a copyright issue that stopped them being sold in the US, do they interchange with the unit they supposedly copied?
Thanks in advance.