Drivesavers

tunaorlater

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Whats your opinion on drivesavers? I installed one on my boat last year when I upgraded my shaft and I'm on the fence on weather or not to keep it in. The reason I put it in is because I fear running into a net or rope and having the motor come to a sudden stop and most likely doing damage. The reason I dislike it is if I do destroy it I have to deal with my pss seal (witch is under 2200ft of rope) In order to get all the pieces apart and bolt the shaft back up directly to the transition.

To be honest I will most likely keep it in (spent $330 on it) but I'm bored and needed to get something going on here! Lol
 

tunaorlater

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We've had the whole PSS seal debate, I personally have had 5 on my boats with good luck.

I'd rather not spend another 300 but I am considering making a spacer that I can slide in there incase of an emergancy.
 

Pedlyr

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We've had the whole PSS seal debate, I personally have had 5 on my boats with good luck.

I'd rather not spend another 300 but I am considering making a spacer that I can slide in there incase of an emergancy.
I have a Drivesaver on a 1" shaft. I made a spacer out of HDPE. I made sure I had bolts that are long enough to use with the spacer.
 

tunaorlater

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Aluminum is probably the way to go. I have it out of the boat right now to check allignment so I'll stop by my buddies machine shop and see what he can do.
 

MDI45

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Mike,i hope it's not Ricks shop...you will be waiting a while....i asked him for anchor line rollers and rocket launcher material..when i was finishing his boat....iam still waiting..lol
 
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