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Bravo drives the water pump is located on the right side of the engine. Alpha drives the water pump is located in the out drive.

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They look different. Where is the raw water pump? Down low, under the starboard front of the engine? Then it’s a Bravo drive. Twin counter-rotating props? It’s a Bravo 3 drive. 

Google a picture of each  easy to see the difference  

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That's going to be an Alpha drive.  Just the 1.62 ratio tells you and the 4.3 on a small boat won't have a B1 or B3.  Bravo drive is much beefier looking and of course the instant you shift the boat, it is immediate evident when you have an Alpha.  Alpha is a substantially lesser technology which shifts hard into gear versus the Bravo which you can't really feel the shift. 

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