Yanmar Introduces New Stern Drive System - 10/29/2008

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Yanmar’s new lower units are designed for high torque.
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The bullet design lower unit is efficient and effective.
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Yanmar says it has serious corrosion protection built in.
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The lower unit employs counter-rotating dual props.

Yanmar is jumping into the diesel stern drive market in a big way with the global introduction of its new ZT350 stern drive. Yanmar has actually been building stern drives for the Japanese market for over 20 years, so is no stranger to the stresses put on these drive trains in the saltwater environment. Yanmar’s ZT350 has a multi-friction plate clutch, not a cone clutch which is used in some competitive units, and thereby provides smooth, quiet shifting without the “clunk.” The unit is designed so that its mounting transom plate and bolt holes line-up exactly with those of both the Bravo III and Volvo Penta’s DP lower unit. Now Yanmar makes and is responsible for the complete drive train system from ignition to prop. See Capt. Smith’s video of this exciting new entrant into the stern drive field--


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