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    Default Walter V drive rebuild

    My boat is coming up on 2,000 hours and Iím rebuilding everything this winter. Iím starting with the V drive. I figured I would document it here in case anyone else gets into this project. The boat is a salt boat with closed cooling, but the bilge did a number on the v drive exterior. Photos attached. Itís getting washed tomorrow and then sand blasted. So far I did all of this with a needle scaler. I didnít take pictures after I tore it apart but I will update later.







    Iím calling Walter tomorrow to order everything. All gaskets, seals, bearings, hoses, and a good bit of hardware.


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    Wowza . . . what are you using to refinish the outside and try to keep the rust away?

    Will it still be a saltwater boat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJHKnox View Post
    Wowza . . . what are you using to refinish the outside and try to keep the rust away?

    Will it still be a saltwater boat?

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    No, sheís now a fresh water only boat!! Iím sandblasting all of the exterior parts and having them powder coated. I called Walter today and the rebuild kit is only 480 for all the bearings and gaskets. Sure beats 5 grand for a new one. After this Iím diving into the ZF trans and doing a full rebuild on the engine, every sensor, and electrical component on the engine is getting replaced, and quite possibly the wiring harness. Salt water is tough on these things. I bought the cheapest v drive Supra in the country this summer expecting a project. This sure is a project, Iím just glad I got to run three tanks through it over the summer. Next year is going to be awesome!


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    At the powder coat guy now. I canít wait to see it all back together.


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    Sounds like you are doing it right. Good for you.

    After looking at saltwater boats, you are a brave man. That crap gets into and on everything.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MJHKnox View Post
    Sounds like you are doing it right. Good for you.

    After looking at saltwater boats, you are a brave man. That crap gets into and on everything.


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    I wasnít worried because it has fresh water cooling. I knew it needed manifolds when I bought it. This was unexpected.


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    Powder coat guy sent me this today. Canít wait to see it in person and then get it reassembled.


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    I have it loosely assembled. Waiting on gasket and seal set. I didnít want to forget how it went together so I partially reassembled it for now.


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    Plenty more to go after this project. (My tower is off so the boat fits in the garage)


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    Almost finished!


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