Volvo Penta 290 Transom Template

Discussion in 'Sterndrives' started by xcrchar, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. xcrchar
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    xcrchar New Member

    I am in the processes of overhauling my fishing vessel, it currently has a 280 sp and I have all the necessary parts to convert to a 290 dp except the transom template which i have lost, i have tried local volvo marine dealerships with no avail , it is now close to the fishing season and i need the measurements for installation, if anyone has a pdf or even a hand drawn bitmap of the dimensions it would be greatly appreciated. I have converted the boat from outboard to inboard/outboard myself doing everything from electrical to fiberglass, and has provided me with years of reliable service ( with a few headaches of course )
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    volvopenta.com
    You can take the pattern from the transom shield for the cutout and bolt holes too.
     
  3. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    gonzo, how high do i mount a 270 leg i am about to replace my shaft drives with a single diesel and 270 leg. i can not find any info on height, do you set the leg with the cav plate 1" below the bottom like an outboard.
     
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    whitepointer23 Previous Member

  5. IMP-ish
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    IMP-ish powerboater

    It may be right for a heavier cruiser, but it sounds low to me. I've never had a sterndrive with the anti-ventilation plate below the hull bottom. Always level with the hull bottom or 1/4" above.
     
  6. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    thanks imp, thats exactly what i needed to know, now i just need to make a template .
     
  7. IMP-ish
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    IMP-ish powerboater

    Wait for others to chime in. I only think in terms of lighter sport boats. And you only want to cut the transom once. ;)

    In their install manual Mercruiser specifies their x-dimension by deadrise and speed. I'm surprised volvo penta doesn't have a similar table.
     

  8. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    i only have a service manual. i need an install manual.
     
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