02-26-2014, 05:24 PM
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Join Date: Sep 2008
Boat: 1977 Stars & Stripes
Location: St. Paul, MN
Originally Posted by lake weir skier
The Velvet Drive website lists distributors for service, parts, and technical support. The closest to me is Transmission Marine in Ft. Lauderdale. I called and spoke to their technician. He advised I should stick with a 195 degree F switch such as I pulled off my boat. He advised against using a 235 degree F switch because he believes it could allow parts in the transmission to be compromised before the warning light came on. He says, depending on the load such as pulling skiers, my in-line Velvet Drive should normally run about 150-175 degrees F. Therefore, he didnít think using a 190 switch (just 5 degrees below 195), such as the $60-$80 Alto, would be a problem.
He only had the genuine Velvet Drive 195 degree F switch at around $150. He said a switch for a Hurth could work if it had the right temperature trip point and dimensions.
Iím going to look into the one mikeg205 found for $22 for a Hurth transmission, but the Bakes parts guy is out of the office today.
Sounds like you got good info from this guy.
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