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Old 01-03-2005, 11:11 AM   #1
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drive showers

anyone know where to get drive showers in the uk..
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Old 01-03-2005, 12:43 PM   #2
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Send Tony a PM, he makes fairly regular orders from rex marine in the US.
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Old 01-03-2005, 05:12 PM   #3
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Re: drive showers

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anyone know where to get drive showers in the uk..
I just happen to have one left in stock!
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Old 01-03-2005, 05:24 PM   #4
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Whats it fit Tony?
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Old 01-03-2005, 05:33 PM   #6
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Whats it like?

Any pictures?

OK for a Bravo 1?
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How hot does the top bearing get on your drive r-dOn?
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It's sort of drive shower shaped, I fit them to Bravo 1's and Alphas!

Here's a pic of one installed!
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Old 01-03-2005, 06:01 PM   #9
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Yeah,

Thats what i call the rigid ones as opposed to the shower hose type ones that culminate in a stainless box fitted on top of the outdrive.

What make and how much Tony? (Obviously Glen should have first refusal as its his thread).

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Why are you concerned about the temperature of my top bearing?
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The rigid one (cool tube) is nice and simple, fits really well and is cheap, downside is it can't be used with external steering. (I've stuck me head over the transom whilst underway, and they shift a load of water)

The flexible braided hose model is supposedly a better design for cooling, but costs a lot more, and I ain't got one in stock!

Prices.......

cool tube is £50.00 for the 1 that I have, bit more if I have to order it in.

Flexible fella is around £115 + vat, if it can be tacked onto an existing order, £135+ if ordered on it's own.

Reason for this is the high cost of shipping single items, and the uncertainty of freight charges, duty, paperwork charges etc.

I ought to know what these would be, but I still get caught out now and again!!!!!

If any one would like a shower, let me know in the next couple of days as I have a shipment leaving the states at the end of the week, and it should be with me next weds/thurs.
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Let me answer with another question. Why would you want a drive shower?

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Why are you concerned about the temperature of my top bearing?
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OK,

Why wouldnt i want a drive shower?
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Tony,

Has your shower got a 45 degree cut to the pick up or is it like the Simrek ones?
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Old 01-03-2005, 08:32 PM   #14
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OK,

Why wouldnt i want a drive shower?
For the same reason you don't want a Mk6 dry sump speedmaster!
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You don't need it/it's a waste of money
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I understand that they prolong the life of your upper drive bearing. Especially when on long journeys.

£50.00 seems a cheap insurance against the cost of another drive.

Are you saying that they dont work or what?
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I think he's saying that on a mildly powered application spinning less than a zillion rpm that the bearing doesn't 'overheat'. Just change yer oil regularly. DR has 16 years and 600 hours and the bearings seemed fine when I had a look at them last winter.

However, I still quite fancy one just to be cool!
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Are you saying that they dont work or what?
Not at all!

Just saying you don't need one.

They're aimed at the high HP/diesel users.
We ran a std Bravo1 for three seasons (racing, so flat out for an hour and a half at a time) with half as much power again as you're running, without a drive shower, and without any trouble. To the best of my knowledge, that drive is still running now (8 years later) on a pleasure boat, and still without any trouble.
However, I expect Cookee could have busted it

so I doubt you need the extra insurance, spend it on petrol

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i got an alpha one on a 4.3 efi pushing nearly 2t of boat, found a thing on internet that said if ur drive top gets white u need one???? yey or ney
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