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whaler23 posted 04-10-2001 05:30 PM ET (US)   Profile for whaler23   Send Email to whaler23  
My 1992 23 walkaround has a whaler drive with twin Yamaha 200's. It has a crack across the back of the drive about 1/2 inch from the top seemingly where a joint in the mold for the drive would be. My question is whether this is serious or cosmetic, the crack is not growing in size. Thanks for the insight.
lhg posted 04-10-2001 05:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Your Whaler Drive unit is different from those used on the Classic model Outrage/Revenges. It is a bolt-on bracket type, made by Salt Shaker Marine, of Ft Lauderdale (I think), and of fiberglass construction. Then BW installed a fiberglass deck extension over it. These were also used on the 27 Walkarounds, 1991-1994.

If not BW, you might try contacting Salt Shaker directly, as probably not many here, myself included, have any experience with this newer unit. I assume they're still in business.

One of our participants, BigZ, just bought a 27 with one of these brackets. You could try contacting him directly by E-mail.

bigz posted 04-11-2001 07:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz

Sorry I can't be of much help yet, though after next week might be able to tell you what to check to see if it is structural. {our 27 WA is getting new bottom coatings and detailing --- including Euro style decals :)}I will be down with the boat next week and intend to check all systems throughly including the drive bracket.

In the mean time might want to call Salt Shaker and explain what your seeing, maybe they can help with a suggestion or two depending on whether cosmetic or structural --- (if structural you just might still be covered by Whalers hull warranty)

Pat Smith posted 04-12-2001 01:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Pat Smith  Send Email to Pat Smith     
Got a stupid question-What is Whaler Drive?and how do I know if I got it?Thanks-Pat
bigz posted 04-12-2001 04:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigz
jimh posted 04-12-2001 05:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
See for a good photograph of a Whaler Drive.
whaler23 posted 04-13-2001 12:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for whaler23  Send Email to whaler23     
Update, I have sent a letter off to BW as the boat is still under a "structural" warranty. I suspect I will be requested to take the boat to the nearest dealer for inspection and a warranty determination. I'll keep you all posted. BTW those "Salt Shaker" boats are awfully appealing, who knows...

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