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zelatore
04-06-2011, 07:57 PM
Well OK, not really a hydraulic drive, but a hydraulic clutch in a drive.

The recent (and occasionally recurring) talk about diesels reminded me that Yanmar is selling their own drive. I don't know anything about them other than the little I've read, but the thing that caught my eye was a recent article about them being a "hydraulic drive". What's that? Now this sounds interesting! Then when you dig further you realize it's just a hydraulic clutch.

Interesting none the less. There's a second video to the right about the drive showing a vintage Bertie running them as well.

http://www.boattest.com/engines/Engine-Test.aspx?ID=440028

gcarter
04-06-2011, 08:20 PM
Yeah, "hydraulically actuated"....
I suppose you could think "Velvet Drive in an outdrive", or maybe sort of like "Merc Trans III". Hmmmmm.
I think it's a good solution, probably takes a lot of the jolt out of engagement, and might make the drive live longer.

LKSD
04-07-2011, 06:55 AM
Yanmar has some nice stuff.. :)

Fishermanjm
04-07-2011, 08:44 AM
looks like a nice neat set-up can u imagine the $$$ needed for that package,

Pismo
04-07-2011, 03:23 PM
745lbs. Nice. That is just the engine I would think. How much for the total package, motor, TA and drive?