I originally posted here http://forums.iboats.com/boat-topics...te-590470.html but since Don's answers have generated more specific questions regarding the drivetrain setup I thought I'd start a new thread here.
I'm looking at a '86 Bayliner with 305 motor mated to VP275 drive. From what I understand the drive is not original and was replaced at some point with earlier model.
My questions are:
1. What might be the original drive on this boat and is there a way to find out exactly?
2. How wide is array of VP drive models which will fit there without major modifications?
2. Is current setup good enough or it would be a good idea to replace this drive with something else?
The reason I seek these answers because the boat is actually not exactly what I'm looking for being alittle too small. I can live with it for awhile if I get a good drivetrain setup. However if I'm looking at any potential issues with current setup I rather stay away and keep looking.
Thanks in advance for your input.