V Drive alternative?

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by innespace, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. innespace
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    innespace New Member


    Does anyone know of a transmission/ drive system that works like a V drive but has the input shaft and output shaft parallel where the prop shaft goes directly under the engine?

    We're currently using a Hurth 630 V drive but we would like to mount the engine at the same angle as the prop shaft. It could be a crunch box or maybe not even have reverse. We thought about fabricating a belt drive system but were worried about the absense of side load bearings and the pressure put on the system by the thrust of the prop. Any ideas welcome. Thanks
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