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Factory OMC set back

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Factory OMC set back

Post by frogII » Dec 10, 2010 10:29 am

I know I've seen one of these once , a unique set up

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Re: Factory OMC set back

Post by 77viper » Dec 10, 2010 2:44 pm

I ran into one of those a couple years ago but it was built into the boat kind of like the old L drive merc. Either one is unique to say the least.
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Re: Factory OMC set back

Post by RussF » Dec 10, 2010 3:31 pm

it was called an OMC SEADRIVE

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Post by ccrick » Dec 10, 2010 9:50 pm

ur right russ. you could sumerge the early versions motors. Used a lot on offshore fishing boats that had deep drafts and take swells to the stern. I remember seeing an advertisement on them and they were hammering them in reverse into waves and just burying them. Theres a umbilical that runs through the mount for controls and air. Later versions did't. Never really took off though. Quite heavy and a lot of problems with steering and hydrolics.
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Re: Factory OMC set back

Post by Hippie459MN » Dec 12, 2010 12:47 pm

Wow! Not something you see everyday. Looks like it didn't perform very well. Good intent maybe.

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Factory OMC set back

Post by bill6ft6 » Sep 03, 2016 11:31 am

was called the "SeaDrive system". never caught on but I feel it was a precursor to the bracket systems used now

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