. Serial number help Call mercury marine and select the option that says sterndrive questions on their automated answering system. Be aware that these New Gear Ratios are a direct replacement for the older gear ratios. The theory is that the faster a prop rotates the more power it takes just to turn it in the water. There is no noticeable difference in performance. Forum posts represent the experience, opinion, and view of individual users. The exciting Bravo Three has added a new dimension to single engine propulsion.
We get a lot of calls asking if the Bravo can replace the Alpha Drive. You can use it to see the effect of changing drive ratio, without changing the propeller pitch. Featuring dual counter-rotating propellers, the Bravo Three® gives you great steering control in the marina and incredible performance on open water. Thanks My first engine is missing the riveted tag at the back of the engine. Is it possible to lookup these serials to find out what gearing I have? The Bravo Three does not have large enough passages through the lower case to pass all the exhaust properly.
Gimbal housing with trim cylinders and stainless propellers sold separately. Click to look up a factory remanufactured drive unit using your serial number, model or year. Net or Give us a call: 615-459-7202! The Bravo Three requires two special Stainless Steel Bravo Three Props. Your circumstances or experience may be different. Mercury has fixed many of the weak areas in the Bravo drive to varying extents with the new. Call us at 405 533-3812 or send us an email at for more details, there is no better deal available, guaranteed! They even told me the original owner's name. If the wire fails, it could become an ignition source.
Bravo Three outdrives feature dual counter-rotating stainless props providing excellent steering control in marinas, etc. Cheers, Rick By the way if it's on the huge boat in your picture or any huge boat it's probably a 2. Com Send us an email: ShipShape Bellsouth. Most drives will have a serial number stamped into the side or rear decal. With that incorrect routing, it is possible that the insulating material will be chafed by the dipstick tube or the alternator, which could cause the wire to fail. Somebody please point me to the right website. Switching to a Bravo can be an expensive conversion and it really doesn't make sense unless you have a big block engine or over 350 horse power.
Efficient design for minimal bow rise. This is an easy way to make sure the gear ratio on two Bravo 3 lower units are the same. ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ©2004 Sterndrives. The drive appears to have been painted I know the boat itself was painted last year, so i am guessing the drive was touched up at the same time , but the surface is very rough like it was done in the wind with an almost empty rattle can! The extra blade on the propellers lets your boat plane-off at a lower speed for optimal fuel efficiency. The Sterndrive Serial number is located on the Upper Driveshaft housing Starboard side or on the Back of the housing. Pull your drive an a letter will or should be stamped on your universal joint splined yoke. Special order drives may be more.
All new Bravos will have the remote oil reservoir fitting. One way was correct, the other was incorrect. Bravo Three powered vessels tend to track a course much straighter, plane faster, steer easier, and even dock much more precisely. Maybe the previous owner just liked to run the boat in the sandy shallows then - there is lots of pitting evident on the lower unit. Having those numbers, we might be able to tell what the boat originally had. Call us for help selecting the best props for your new Bravo 3 drive. Note: The diesel Bravo Sterndrives are a little more because of the construction of the upper gear set.
From there they will be able to tell you what you have. Gear Ratios A very common question raised when replacing the Mercruiser Alpha sterndrives involves the gear ratio. Boat Design Net does not necessarily endorse nor share the view of each individual post. No returns on electrical components, as they are all tested and working properly when they leave our location. We gladly accept returns if you feel a part was misrepresented.
Save fuel with the extra blade on the propeller which lets your boat get on plane at a lower speed. The incorrect routing places the orange alternator wire between the oil dipstick tube and the alternator. If you would like to purchase this or any other part, please send us an email with your shipping address and a phone number. If you want to convert to a Bravo, you will need to replace the entire gimbal housing assembly. It usually says on the side of the drive.
Please check with your local mechanic to clarify that this is the correct part you need. This has worked for me on occasion for setups dating back to the early 80's. Most of the parts listed here have many more pictures available upon request. In the case of a Bravo there is also more load on the gear floor. Com Mercruiser Sterndrives Settle for nothing less. Also, if you have one of the transom assemblies or drives, the serial number off one of those links them to all the numbers on the boat, ie engine, transom assembly outdrive. We have been Boater's 1 choice for 15 years supplying new MerCruiser Alpha One Outdrive Parts using our Outdrive Parts Diagrams.
Boats that have been so modified will not require the corrective action outlined below. Possible Chafing of Orange Alternator Wire on 5. Most small block customers should simply save some money and stick with the Alpha One. Click to look up a new drive unit using your serial number, model or year. All of the parts we sell are represented thoroughly and accurately to the best of our ability. Hi, I have spent many hours searching the internet for info to identify my 4 cyl Mercruiser engines.