How about the Positives...

Tuna Hooker

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Beauty, simplicity, low running cost, low maintenance, fast and that's to name a few. I'm sure others can come up with more positives.
 

Rockasauras

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Reminds me of a slick chopped down cruiser from the 50's era. The kind where you would cruise around with the top down, shirt sleeve rolled up with your arm hanging out the window trolling for Broads...
 

hntrss

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Its got a V-drive! Ok, real question, is that an extreme angle for that Engine to sit at? I realize that running will bring it up more, but that seems like it could be problematic, as far as oil levels and such. Just curious.
 
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BillD

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IMO the vdrive is the +plus+ on this 32 Holland.

1. The engine noise is behind the helm area.
Nobody under cover living with a 6CTA

2. The trunk cabin is 100% empty.

3. Engine access is 100% as it should be.
No excuses for lack of maintenance.

Engine angle should be no concern with fluids.

btw, "if" I rebuild/rehab/repower a bit larger DE than my 25 T Jason project the boat WILL have a v-drive.
The benefits stated above out way an inline install hands down.

Also, many DEs have a big ass cooler, box, whatever sitting in the forward middle of the cockpit. Just as nice to have an engine box located there.
 
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machaca

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Bad angle for the motor Think it would void the warranty
 

hntrss

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It definitely looks questionable. I wouldn't want it like that. Do they make various angled v-drives?
 
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