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The composite drives are lighter than the DPS-B drives. So yes, there should be more weight at the stern.

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The "composite drives" were resin jacketed aluminum and weighted about the same as their all aluminum housing counterparts. Weak as heck, but weighed the same. W

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57 minutes ago, Wingnut said:

The "composite drives" were resin jacketed aluminum and weighted about the same as their all aluminum housing counterparts. Weak as heck, but weighed the same. W

Not quite. The XDP drive has fewer joints and gaskets than aluminum drives and weighs about 40 pounds less than conventional DP-S drives. And even less if composite props are used rather than stainless. Not a large difference in weight, but lighter nonetheless.

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