Group Buy for Drive shower

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bandor, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. Bandor

    Bandor New Member

    11
    Jan 29, 2018
    2000 Sea Ray 180BR
    3.0
    Just Curious if we have any members that interested in a Group Buy for Drive Showers.
    we can get the price down to about 139.95 plus shipping.

    www.driveshowers.com
     
  2. green anchors

    green anchors Member

    155
    Sep 28, 2010
    henderson harbor, thousand islands
    2002 300 Generator, thruster
    5.7 twins bravo III
    I would be interested.
     
  3. Bandor

    Bandor New Member

    11
    Jan 29, 2018
    2000 Sea Ray 180BR
    3.0
    we need a minimum of 10 I believe. I spoke with them today and this might be different then previous buys on other forums as they will charge shipping. Once the list is turned in they will provide a day for us to call in to make payments.

    They said the last time this was attempted (unsure off what forum it was) they had number of people who didn't call In to make a payment. so please only respond if you are serious about buying.

    Also they stated you will have to call In with payment, if someone orders from the website they will not get the discounted rate. I am not handling any monies or CC numbers I am just providing a list to them. Everyone will be responsible for calling in to make payment on the day they tell us to.

    but first we need to get some people committed to buy!!
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2018
  4. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    Cobalt CM23
    GM SB 383" Stroker" Alpha Gen I
    I would also be interested in one for an Alpha drive at that price.
    Shawn
     
  5. Bandor

    Bandor New Member

    11
    Jan 29, 2018
    2000 Sea Ray 180BR
    3.0
    ok so I will start a list
    1. Bandor
    2.Green anchors
    3.NorCak boater
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  6. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Bandor... not to sidetrack here, but maybe to save you some money... Why do you think you need the drive shower for your boat? I have NEVER heard of an issue where a 180BR overheats the drive. I'm not saying it's a "bad" thing to do, but it would be unnecessary on your particular rig. It makes more sense for the other two guys, given their specs, but if you're basing your thoughts only on what you see written on forums or advertising... save your money.
     
  7. Bandor

    Bandor New Member

    11
    Jan 29, 2018
    2000 Sea Ray 180BR
    3.0
    I understand what your saying, however I do run on plane for extended periods of time. I have white chalky on the top of the outdrive. I figured this is a cheap insurance over the cost of an outdrive. if it helps bring down the temperature, that can't be a bad thing.

    I was gonna order one, just thought there may be others and how can you go wrong if we can get a cheaper deal.
     
  8. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    West coast Vancouver to Alaska
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 GPS and Charts by Nobeltec
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    I do not need one or want one as I do not have outdrives. I have friend with a 26 foot Cobalt with a 496. He put one on and said it dropped the temperature in the top gears of the outdrive. Not 100% sure what he meant. One needs some heat in oil to keep the moisture out. I once saw a chart on engine wear and temperature. A cold engine wears faster than a hot one. We had twin stern drives once and put 1000 hours on them used to run all the time at 3800RPM. Never had an issue with heat.
     
  9. green anchors

    green anchors Member

    155
    Sep 28, 2010
    henderson harbor, thousand islands
    2002 300 Generator, thruster
    5.7 twins bravo III
    I do not believe they work to the point of not letting the oil doing its job and a lower unit is a different animal than an engine. I travel half a dozen times a year with runs of 2+ hours and would rather have them not overheat. I usually stop off plane after an hour and putt for a little to cool them down. I would need two and will check with my boat neighbor as we both talked about it last year and he has two b3's as well.
     
  10. scoflaw

    scoflaw Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    cape cod mass
    1999 Powerquest legend 260 sx
    502 mpi Bravo 1
    Proof of overheating is the color of the drive fluid when it is changed out. It will get black if its overheating, normal color means you don't have an issue
     
  11. Maggieiscrazy

    Maggieiscrazy Active Member

    141
    Oct 14, 2016
    Northern Wisconsin
    240 Sundancer
    5.0. Bravo III
    I can’t imagine my bravo3 is over heating but my oil sure is black when I change it and the oil monitor even gets a little black sludge on the bottom of it.
     
  12. scoflaw

    scoflaw Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    cape cod mass
    1999 Powerquest legend 260 sx
    502 mpi Bravo 1
    Then why do you think the oil turned black ?

    I installed drive showers on my last boat that had a pair of B3's. Oil used to change out black, then after the shower install the fluid retained some blue/green color.
     

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