I just inherited a 24' aluminum boat with a 6.9 International diesel conversion coupled to a Stern Power 103 through a 1:1 velvet drive. Has very low hours but has been sitting for a long time. Got it up and running and it really hauls.
I have heard some pretty bad things about these outdrives. They appear to be the model of simplicity but I heard they are notorious for gear falure. It came with a manual that says max input torque should be under 300 ft. lbs. Do`nt know alot about the engine but saw online that the natural version @ 170 hp toques at 310 ft. lbs. Its turning a 19" x 22" which is the second to biggest on the chart for it. I`m a little concern it maybe over powered and over wheeled.
Does anybody have any experience with this outdrive. Can I trust it.