Help List All Different Makes Of Surface Drives!

Discussion in 'Surface Drives' started by Janamon, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. Steve H
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    Steve H Senior Member

    Thanks for the reply! Those are excellant numbers. I'm sure if you disassembled those drives you would find the part numbers you needed right on the bearings and seals. I would be very surprised if there were any parts in there that were only available thru the drive manufacturer.

    Steve
     
  2. ChrisN67
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    ChrisN67 Senior Member

    Help ID a surface Drive

    Steve I openned the drives up and they we in bad shape. They had been worked on by third country nationals who though it was ok to knock in bearings and used form-a-gasket like they owned stock in the company. I did get most all the bearings (timken made in france but I upgraded to german FAG) with the exception of a needle beering. My problem is with spares on hard parts like the rudder clevis which had been damaged.

    I have understood that it was an arneson knock off and the manufacturer does not want to have anything to do with it less he gets sued.
     
  3. Steve H
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    Steve H Senior Member

    After looking a little more closely at your pictures I think that the socket housings are Arnesons. It looks like someone just made some custom thrust tubes for them. Have you talked to Rik at Arneson Industries? He is by far the most knowledgable person you will find when it comes to surface drives.

    Most opinions you will find on this board are tainted by an unknown childish agenda when it comes to anything related to Arnesons. So if you are looking for an informed opinion I would call Rik. He is very helpful and knows his stuff!

    Steve
     
  4. weehenry
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    weehenry Junior Member

    what type of prop is that on that single drive
     
  5. brunello
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    brunello Junior Member

    Chris, most probably SBM, but surely not Victory Design. The logo "Victory" cast on the rams is not linked to a design of mine, but to a race team in Turin, owned by the man - I believe - behind this occasional SBM's venture into SD. If so, all seals and bearings should be pretty straightforward metric stuff.
     
  6. fleetwing
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    fleetwing sea salt

    After looking around and checkin they were assembled as a ******* system, to match the transmission, the drives were made by france helices www.francehelices.fr ,
     

  7. ChrisN67
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    ChrisN67 Senior Member

    SBM marine is looking like the best bet right now. Even though they deny it....I cannot find anyone else that comes close... I was hoping someone out there has seen a similar system.

    I chased down the above statement prior to Xmas with following results:

    Dear Sir,
    Thank you for request.
    Pictures that you send are not our surface drives.
    You can see our production of surface drives SDS directly by the link http://www.francehelices.fr/surface-drive-system-uk.htm
    If you need more information or quotation, do not hesitate to contact us.
    We wish you a merry xmas.
    Kind regards.

    EMMANUELLE BEZZI

    PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER
    FRANCE HELICES
    ZI La Frayère 06150 Cannes La Bocca
    www.francehelices.fr
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2008
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