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Old 04-21-2016, 03:47 AM   #1
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So the Aurora, my 1996 Maxum 3200, has been hauled out for her biannual maintenance and bottom painting and my mechanic found that there were holes in both Bravo 2 stern drive transom collars had holes behind the Mercruiser labels. Local shop want $3,000 a piece for new collars and $4,500 in labor (10.5K + tax) to replace.

Anyone else have experience this type type of repair?
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Old 04-21-2016, 10:33 AM   #2
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Sorry, but that picture makes me feel better about the condition my drives were in...
I've been looking at Bravo parts all the time as I restore my 3200. You can usually find complete transom assemblies in good, used condition on craigslist and eBay anywhere from $500 to $1500. From what I've seen, that's often everything; gimbal housing, gimbal ring, and bell housing.
https://norfolk.craigslist.org/bpo/5543126037.html
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If the transom assembly is solid other than these holes you can install the plates from the swivel shaft repair kit from jr marine,

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I know folks who have used this to replace worn swivel shaft with great success.
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Clean it J B WELD it paint it for get it
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Clean it J B WELD it paint it for get it
JB Weld will seal the holes however if they have existed for some time the swivel shafts are probably bad which is why I recommended the JR marine solution.
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