New Topic - POD Drives

Shaps

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Good Morning.

Thought that this would be a beneficial place to keep all the collective POD knowledge we have acquired.
 
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Good question.
Perhaps we should just start a thread with the past posts and links to them. The. We can make a sticky post with all of those links
 
Shaps, there are a number of pod drive discussions on this site over the many years. Is there a way to gather them here? Can links to these older discussions be posted here? For example:

Anyone with Zeus Pods?
I am purchasing a 2015 410, Surveys happening the first week in April.
I am new to Zeus pods an always had Bravo 3 drives, Before the boat is launched I would like to paint the pods.
Does anybody know the procedure for prepping the pods and what paint do I use, Is it the same as a Bravo 3
 
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I am purchasing a 2015 410, Surveys happening the first week in April.
I am new to Zeus pods an always had Bravo 3 drives, Before the boat is launched I would to paint the pods.
Does anybody know the procedure for prepping the pods and what paint do I use, Is it the same as a Bravo 3
The pods should have a zinc coating as they are Nibral (I think).. Many simply stop there. Others put an antifouling coating on top of the zinc. Petit Guardian is a good system. Velox is another. I simply use Petit Prop Coat or Barnacle Barrier (spray version).
 
Good question.
Perhaps we should just start a thread with the past posts and links to them. The. We can make a sticky post with all of those links
Exactly but I don't know how to do that. Do you?
 
I am purchasing a 2015 410, Surveys happening the first week in April.
I am new to Zeus pods an always had Bravo 3 drives, Before the boat is launched I would like to paint the pods.
Does anybody know the procedure for prepping the pods and what paint do I use, Is it the same as a Bravo 3

First, the Zeus & Volvo pods are nothing like the BIII with respect to corrosion, but still require some love. I’m redoing mine this year. So far I’ve stripped them down to bare metal and started coating them with Pettit 4700 epoxy primer. Once the props are back from being cleaned and balanced, they’ll be coated with Velox. The pods will then get a final coat of 4700 and Pettit ECO HRT anti fouling. The epoxy barrier coat primer was the recommendation of my Volvo technical contact.
 
I am purchasing a 2015 410, Surveys happening the first week in April.
I am new to Zeus pods an always had Bravo 3 drives, Before the boat is launched I would like to paint the pods.
Does anybody know the procedure for prepping the pods and what paint do I use, Is it the same as a Bravo 3

@Spark600 How did the survey go?
 
Shaps
So Far with the boat on land I had the Hull surveyed and as much is he could do with the boat on land, He gave the boat a great reading. He did find a small amount of moisture in front of the cockpit refrigerator that I will address this as soon as I take possession.
I had the motors and pods checked out as much is he can do on land and he gave it a 100 % go.
I had Rob from Superior Diesel do the mechanical inspection and when he was done we talked about a 1 1/2 about the pods and diesel motors, He show me everything about the pods that when we were done he made me so comfortable about buying a boat with pods. He said the version of pods I have ( 2015 ) , have all the bugs worked out of them and I should see no problems with the proper maintenance.
He did say to change all fluids and filters in the pods ever year even know MerCruiser says 5 years on the steering / tabs and 3 years on transmission.
He also answered the question I ask here on the form about about painting the pods, He said DO NOT sand or scratch up the pod to paint them. He said you can use Trilux 33 on the pods to paint them.
Sea trial is on Friday the 16th, and after talking to both surveys I feel pretty confident it will go well, It can not come fast enough.
Not happy being boatless.
 
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Shaps
So Far with the boat on land I had the Hull surveyed and as much is he could do with the boat on land, He gave the boat a great reading. He did find a small amount of moisture in front of the cock pit refrigerator that I will address this as soon as I take possession.
I had the motors and pods check out as much is they can on land and he gave it a 100 % go.
I had Rob from Superior Diesel do the mechanical inspection and when he was done we talked about a 1 1/2 about the pods and diesel motors, He show me everything about the pods that when we were done he made me so comfortable about buying a boat with pods. He said the version of pods I have ( 2015 ) , have all the bugs worked out of them and I should see no problems with the proper maintenance.
He did say to change all fluids and filters in the pods ever year even know MerCruiser says 5 years on the steering / tabs and 3 years on transmission.
He also answered the question I ask here on the form about about painting the pods, He said DO NOT sand or scratch up the pod to paint them. He said you can use Trilux 33 on the pods to paint them.
Sea trial is on Friday the 16th, and after talking to both surveys I feel pretty confident it will go well, It can not come fast enough.
Not happy being boatless.

Great news!
Good luck !

You boat on the north shore or south shore?
 
Nice, we like to anchor in oakdale by the river. We're docked in Lindenhurst.
 
Nice, We will see how the Great South puddle goes with the pods.
We like to go to Fire Island and spend 3 days every week end, Moving around to different marinas.
My wife don't like the hook, I find it very peaceful, I need to convince her.
 

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