- Oct 16, 2014
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Found a mid 70's 20' V Drive boat that caught my interest. It has a 396 BBC 4 bolt main and a velvet drive. I know nothing about them as I asked if 396 was a typo for 496. How is the 396 overall and how does it perform in a marine V drive application? Speed and big power isn't too important to me. Just looking for something that is reliable, enough power to plane easy, and top speed around the 55 mph range. Parts easy to find and repair? What are the thoughts on velvet drives?