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ralph crocker
04-21-2011, 09:53 AM
New to the boat thing. What do we think of OMC Cobra sterndrives????

04-21-2011, 01:29 PM
never owned one but hear the Cobra is weak (relatively - probably a lot of them out there). King Cobra with cone clutch (hump on top of the drive) is bullet proof and fast

04-21-2011, 04:22 PM
Bullet proof? Hardly. But the cone clutch King is a good drive. Just hard to find someone who has the tools to work on one.

04-21-2011, 08:42 PM
The King has more than proven its self as a very strong drive holding together better then the Bravo, the standard Cobra is a step above an Alpha. Volvo had a lot of influence with the later OMC drives that alone speaks volumes. Doc put a lot of HP through a King with very little trouble. But parts are getting tougher to find.

04-22-2011, 02:59 PM
I've owned my 93 22C for 2 years, I've changed oil and painted my King Cobra - still running great. Only issue was the ignition cut switch on shift linkage - adjusted it - no further problems. Very true about parts, hard to find - yet through the repair shop - they can search nation wide for what's available.