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lakes Rick
02-26-2006, 02:45 PM
Me again..

94 Maristar V-drive.. The flanges where the V-drive attaches to the prop shaft, have 6 or 8 holes in them.. My boat only had 4 bolts holding them together.. Is 4 correct, or should I have bolts in all the holes????

east tx skier
02-26-2006, 09:37 PM
BUMP for ya, Rick.

brianaw26
02-26-2006, 10:45 PM
I only have 4 bolts in mine, but mine only has 4 holes. I would assume if there were more holes there should be more bolts... I would (just in case) fill the remaining holes (there has to be a reason they are there).

88 PS190
02-26-2006, 10:47 PM
I think the v drive owners need to chime in. I wouldn't add something it doesn't already have because that'd be a guess at best, a call to the mastercraft dealer will set you right w/ no questions remaining.

Tom023
02-27-2006, 10:02 AM
Mine only has 4 and they all have bolts. See the pic a couple of posts down concerning engine alignment.

planoboy
02-27-2006, 10:13 AM
Rick,
I will look at my 94 225vrs this evening and chime in manana.
R/Plano

lakes Rick
02-27-2006, 10:58 AM
Thanks everyone..

PLano, I didn't realize you had such a nice boat.....

Ric
02-27-2006, 01:35 PM
Me again..

94 Maristar V-drive.. The flanges where the V-drive attaches to the prop shaft, have 6 or 8 holes in them.. My boat only had 4 bolts holding them together.. Is 4 correct, or should I have bolts in all the holes????
What's a tranny?

planoboy
02-28-2006, 10:49 AM
Rick,
8 holes, 4 bolts. Interesting, purpose? Maybe to help align?? Maybe a Walter thing. I seem to remember you had trouble w/ the Walters V drive? Did you have to remove / repair? What happened, the thing seems tuff enuff to last the lifetime of the boat?
attached Image from pg 15 of Indmar manual.
R/Plano :headbang:

JohnnyB
02-28-2006, 08:49 PM
Remove tape from flame arrestor....what does that have to do with aligning the shaft.....

André
02-28-2006, 08:55 PM
Remove tape from flame arrestor....what does that have to do with aligning the shaft.....
Good observation Johnny! :steering:

lakes Rick
03-01-2006, 09:17 PM
Rick,
8 holes, 4 bolts. Interesting, purpose? Maybe to help align?? Maybe a Walter thing. I seem to remember you had trouble w/ the Walters V drive? Did you have to remove / repair? What happened, the thing seems tuff enuff to last the lifetime of the boat?
attached Image from pg 15 of Indmar manual.
R/Plano :headbang:

The only problem with the Walter V-drive is it leaks oil out of the output shaft seal.. Maybe only 1/8 of a qt. all season, but I just hate oil in my bilge or dripping out of my drain plug on my garage floor....

I started to pull it out and found out the ENTIRE V-drive has to be taken apart and reassembled to install this 3 dollar seal.. I am too busy with my Harley and my Convertible right now to get involved with another project that could accelerate in $$.. I have ordered an oil aborbent towel to lay under it to absorb any oil....

So now you know the rest of the story..........

lakes Rick
03-01-2006, 09:18 PM
OH, and thanks for looking Plano boy..... New lock nuts and it is ready to go.....