View Full Version : Check this out Velvet Rusty Drive

07-08-2012, 09:00 PM
Anyone ever seen Velet 1/1 drive rust like this? This boat never seen salt that I'm aware of. It works fine but looks rough.
1985 S/S




07-08-2012, 09:22 PM
Yep, seen several of them. Not the prettiest thing to see but if it works mechanically, it's good. I prefer a nicer looking finish but it's not something I'd pull an engine and transmission, just to clean and paint.

07-19-2012, 09:29 AM
Ours looks much worse!! Guy before us who owned the boat did not drain the bilge properly!

Our hose clamps are so badly rusted, the neatral switch is epoxy to death. Just so worried to touch it! Seen the price of a new one if we break something!!!

we have a 1.5:1 though!

We just rub with marine grease and pray.

07-19-2012, 09:31 AM
Same thing here. Previous owner didn't have a proper amount of MC-OCD and a there was a lot of corrosion for me to take care of. I have not fully taken care of the trans yet.