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Hurth Transmission

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Poble

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Dec 16, 2009
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Catalina 36 Prince Rupert
I just purchased a C36 with an M-25XP Universal diesal and a Hurth transmission that has to be changed out. I have a freind who had trouble with his Hurth and the boat I've purchased had only 1900 hours on it. Are the new Hurth transmissions good quality or should I be considering a different brand? Is Hurth a good brand?
 
Feb 6, 1998
11,258
Canadian Sailcraft 36T Casco Bay, ME
You don't have many options on that boat/engine. ZF / Hurth makes a decent gear box, mine has 3K hours, but there have been some issues. I suspect many of these can be attributed to lack of fluid changes, shifter throw adjustments and damper plates are not looked after.

The only other options in small marine gear boxes are JS or Kanzaki (Yanmar). As you go bigger there are more options but for small M-25's the ZF / Hurth is really the only option without serious modifications..
 

Poble

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Dec 16, 2009
6
Catalina 36 Prince Rupert
thanks for the reply

Thanks for the info. I know that the transmission and engine were both low on fluids and I suspect always so.
 
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