Aquadrive Systems & Components
OUTSTANDING TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE BOATS WORLDWIDE.
For power rates up to 2000 HP.
Traditional, rigid engine installation
In traditional installations, the engine must be very precisely aligned to the propeller shaft. The thrust of the propeller has to be absorbed by the engine and its mounts. These restrictions demand very stiff mounts which transmit high levels of vibration to the hull.
...or superior engineering through Aquadrive®
The Aquadrive® anti-vibration system eliminates the need for stiff, hard mounts and for careful engine alignment to the propeller shaft. Instead, the propeller shaft is aligned to an Aquadrive® thrust bearing which absorbs all the propeller thrust and stabilizes the alignment. CV-joint shafts transmit engine power to the thrustbearing and propeller shaft while allowing engine movements in every direction.
Soft Aquadrive® engine mounts isolate vibration from the hull and create the necessary conditions for a smooth and quiet boat.
Easier engine installations and permanent alignment
Aquadrive® systems utilize CV-shafts to allow misalignment and engine movement. The system automatically adjusts to any changes in alignment between the engine and thrust bearing. Unlike standard marine engine installations, alignment is more easily accomplished and does not require periodic adjustments.
Torsional damping and Aquadrive® systems
Soft, flexible rubber elements are normally installed between the engine flywheel and gearbox to avoid torsional vibration. Aquadrive® CV-shafts can surely be directly coupled to those gearboxes without additional rubber or flexible elements. For flywheelmounted installations, Aquadrive® torsional rubber dampers combined with CV-shafts (CVT-units) are available in a full range of power applications involving remote- mounted propulsion equipment, such as water-jets, stern drives and remote v-drives.