Direct Drives

Direct-Drive Service & Repair

What is a Direct-Drive Boat?

A direct-drive boat is powered by a center mounted engine, propeller and gearbox. In a “direct-drive” boat, the engine faces the bow with a transmission connected to the rear of the engine. The transmission is connected to a propeller shaft mounted under the boat.   Left: A typical direct-drive boat

Complete Boat Service – Direct-Drive

  • Connect boat to flushing system
  • Check power steering fluid level if applicable
  • Check transmission fluid level if applicable
  • Check engine oil level
  • Check all belts and hoses for wear and alignment
  • Start engine and check all systems for proper operation
  • Check all gauges for proper operation
  • Check shifter remote control for proper function
  • Inspect battery connections and charge as necessary
  • Check electrical switches and boat lighting for proper operation
  • Check and spin all wheels for worn bearings and check for defective tires
  • Check air pressure in all tires and correct as necessary
  • Test all trailer lighting
  • Inspect trailer actuator/coupler
  • Check trailer brake fluid level and correct as necessary
  • Grease trailer bearing protectors if applicable
  • Remove and replace engine oil
  • Remove and replace engine oil filter
  • Remove and replace spark plugs
  • Remove and replace distributor cap and distributor rotor if applicable
  • Remove and replace water separating fuel filter(s) and all other fuel filters if applicable
  • Remove, rebuild and reinstall sea pump impeller
  • Inspect and clean out sea strainers if applicable or necessary
  • Check fuel system and fuel pump(s) for leaks or wear
  • Check complete exhaust system for leaks
  • Remove, clean flame arrestor/air filter and reinstall
  • Check battery mounts for security
  • Inspect overall rigging for safety
  • Inspect propeller, strut, prop shaft and strut bushing
  • Check propeller torque
  • Check transmission level
  • Check prop shaft seal and grease if applicable
  • Check rudder stuffing box and grease if applicable
  • Grease all zerk fittings
  • Check all fluid levels and requirements
  • Check engine mounts for tightness
  • Check driveline bolts and nuts for security
  • Check trim tabs/cavitation plates for security and proper operation
  • Check shift mechanism/assembly
  • Start engine and check for leaks
  • Check all systems for proper operation
  • Check carb/throttle body and adjust if necessary or applicable
  • Check and adjust dwell, timing if necessary or applicable
  • Perform full EFI computer scan
  • Check for trouble codes
  • Clear codes if necessary, ensure all sensors are operating properly and no codes return
  • Degrease bilge area
  • Check engine oil level and top off as necessary
  • Reinstall all seats, bases, actuators and hatch if necessary
  • Reinstall all customer belongings
  • Close hatch
  • Shut off battery switch if applicable
  • Prepare boat for customer retrieval
  • Recover boat if necessary

Basic Service

  • Check all belts and hoses for wear and alignment
  • Start engine and check all systems for operation
  • Check all gauges for proper operation
  • Check shifter remote control for proper function
  • Inspect battery connections
  • Remove and replace engine oil
  • Remove and replace engine oil filter
  • Remove, rebuild and reinstall sea pump impeller
  • Remove, clean flame arrestor/air filter and reinstall
  • Inspect propeller, strut, prop shaft and strut bushing
  • Check transmission level
  • Check rudder stuffing box and grease if applicable
  • Grease all zerk fittings
  • Check fluid levels and requirements
  • Check shift mechanism/assembly
  • Start engine and check for leaks
  • Check systems for proper operation
  • Degrease bilge area
  • Check engine oil level and top off as necessary

Engine Oil Only

  • Remove and replace engine oil
  • Remove and replace engine oil filter
  • Check transmission level
  • Check fluid levels and requirements
  • Start engine and check for leaks
  • Degrease bilge area
Please note each boat is unique. Depending your boat’s make, model, application, and/or style, each service will vary one boat to the next. For more information, please contact shop management with questions directly surrounding your particular application.