The Mercruiser Alpha Outdrive® is solid, versatile, and fast; an ideal drive for everything from runabouts to pontoons to small cruisers. Exclusive maintenance-free features on the durable Alpha® drive include Permalube® U-joints that help reduce the need for periodic lubrication and an internal floppy vane water pump impeller located inside the drive unit. Other great features like the easily accessible drive lube monitor and Audio Warning System (optional on 3.0L) add peace of mind and added convenience for this proven workhorse.
New features of the Alpha include but are not limited to: Bravo-style maintenence free hinge pins, shot-peened gears, through-prop exhaust, and the broadest range of factory propellors available. The Alpha comes equipped with built-in speedometer pickups. Integral speedometer pickup and associated passages are incorporated into the drive unit and transom assemblies for steadier, more accurate readings. The quick-disconnect feature makes servicing easier.
Now, being a Mercruiser product, the Alpha comes with Mercruiser-exclusive benefits, such as the Power Trim XD with hydraulic memory that returns the drive to the preset trim position in the event it comes into contact with underwater objects, and a greasable drive coupler that is accessible from inside the boat that reduces the amount of time your boat is out of the water during routine maintenance.
Each coat of paint is baked on for maximum adhesion, while Mercruiser’s exclusive Electro Deposition Priming ensures uniform, complete coverage. Electrostatically applied acrylic powder paint finishes the job.
Worried about corrosion? Fear not, for all aluminum components are cast with Mercruiser’s exclusive XK-360 alloy, which contains very little copper for maximum corrosion resistance. Other corrosion-susceptible parts are built from the highest-grade stainless steel. If that wasn’t enough, Mercruiser offers an exclusive 3-year Limited Corrosion Failure Warranty on all standard-production gas and diesel sterndrive and inboard products. Interested in other Mercruiser stern drives? Check out their selection page here.