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Driver shower for VP so?

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Did a 63 mile run today with our 2330. Noticed drive waz HOT, and want to find a shower for it.

Is there one ?

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I have not  been looking specifically but I did not come accross one for the VP drive.

Aren't the VP drives completely submerged? I know my entire VP drive is submerged when boat is at rest and nearly completely underwater or washed over by water when underway.

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On my SX-M, the Drive stays pretty cool. I can go for a 1 hour cruise at 3500 RPM, jump off to go for a swim and barely feels warmer than the surrounding water

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I found this on iBoats, posted on Aug 2002

I have a Simrek drive shower on my Bravo 3 outdrive. Prior to installing it, the outdrive would tend to turn chalky white after a few weekends of use and a PITA to clean. Since installing the drive shower, the white chalky appearance is gone. clear.gifclear.gifSeveral years ago, I talked to Paul Kermis of Simrek about a drive shower for my Volvo SX outdrive. His response was "for what, Volvo's don't have a high temperature problem". I respect Simrek for their honesty as they could have sold me one.

Denny.

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Don't think a drive shower is needed for VP or would do much good because of the plastic shroud around the outside of the unit.

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6 hours ago, soldier4402 said:

yeah non high pro engines I think the shower is a waste of money and time. 

Not if you have a Mercruiser outdrive without thru hull exhaust.

2nd season with no abrasive scrubbing, I think it comes out cleaner after running then when it went in.

It does run cooler with it, the proven fact is there are no boiled mineral deposits.

For me it is not a waste of money, and it is definitely a time saver.

It took longer to get the tools out then it took to put it on, about 3 min.

  Denny.

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Lots of minerals in your waters ?  Go for it.

Long 4000 rpm cruises ?  Go for it.

 

 

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1 minute ago, cyclops2 said:

Lots of minerals in your waters ?  Go for it.

Long 4000 rpm cruises ?  Go for it.

 

 

 

Even short 2600 rpm cruises will accumulate.

Just getting the drive out of the water is enough to do it.

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I have one on my B3 and love it.  I use to scrub after every outing and now no more so for me well worth the price

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13 hours ago, Denny said:

Not if you have a Mercruiser outdrive without thru hull exhaust.

2nd season with no abrasive scrubbing, I think it comes out cleaner after running then when it went in.

It does run cooler with it, the proven fact is there are no boiled mineral deposits.

For me it is not a waste of money, and it is definitely a time saver.

It took longer to get the tools out then it took to put it on, about 3 min.

  Denny.

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not sure what thru hull exhaust has to do with it

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No exhaust heat & water minerals flowing thru the S D housing.   It stay very cool.

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I have access to stainless tubing, and such.

Might try making my own this winter.

The white, dust, looking crap, on the out drive, bothers me.

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19 hours ago, Denny said:

Not if you have a Mercruiser outdrive without thru hull exhaust.

2nd season with no abrasive scrubbing, I think it comes out cleaner after running then when it went in.

It does run cooler with it, the proven fact is there are no boiled mineral deposits.

For me it is not a waste of money, and it is definitely a time saver.

It took longer to get the tools out then it took to put it on, about 3 min.

  Denny.

IMG_3759_zpsdcxdu9oz.jpg

Man, that's a clean looking Merc!

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6 hours ago, EricGT said:

Man, that's a clean looking Merc!

Thanks, she has spent 99% of her life on a trailer, after a redo in 92.

 

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