Volvo Penta OceanX
Outdrives are not without their problems. For one thing, with just one look you can see that the power generated by the engine has to take a fairly tortuous route before it gets to the propeller(s). Add to that the fact that outdrives operate in water, and in a lot of cases, saltwater, and you can see that there is a potential for trouble. Some of the worst culprits are corrosion, water intrusion, bellows degradation and maintaining the drive oil. But there’s good news. The engineers at Volvo Penta have developed the OceanX which solves or controls most of these problems. It does that by dealing with lower unit challenges before they become problems. And as far as corrosion goes, its newest alloy and coatings have slowed it to a snail’s pace. Let’s take a closer look at the components and features that make this lower unit the state-of-art outdrive on the market.
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