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OMC Stern Drives

OMC Sterndrives

Beginning in the late 1960’s, OMC has been one of the leaders in the engine and sterndrive market. In the mid 80’s OMC or Outboard Marine Corporation introduced the OMC Cobra, a sterndrive that was modeled after the leading Volvo outdrives. We stock OMC Stern Drives for all of the OMC models including OMC Cobra, and the mechanical and electric shift OMC Stringer.

OMC Cobra Outdrives

In 1985 OMC redesigned their sterndrive product and named it the Cobra, after the expiration of a few Volvo Penta patents. OMC Cobra outdrives built from 1986-1993 are all virtually identical to each other except for the gear ratios. The upper Cobra gearcases come in six different ratios while the lowers are available in only one except for pre 1990 2.3 and 3.0 litres.

OMC Stringer Full Mechanical Shift Outdrives

The second generation OMC Stringers or OMC mechanical shift stern drives were produced from 1978-1985. All of the later (1981-1985) sterndrives were full mechanical shift while some of the earlier (1978-1980) outdrives were hydro-mechanical. These early units can supercede to a full mechanical design by purchasing a full mechanical shift cable and altering the shifting cap.

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All parts not sent out, two parts missing. Called and talked to a sales person to send the parts missing and only sent one out of the two missing, so I have to call again and see if I can get the other part.
by John

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Overall experience was terrible. Placed an order of multiple items that arrived 2 months later. No communication after the first email that said some parts were not in stock and would ship when they arrive. So emailed asking where my order was and was told everything was now in stock and it would be shipped. Two weeks after that I recieved my order but it was missing a part. I emailed about the missing part and got a reply back that the part will be shipped soon. So no, I will not be ordering from Crowley marine again.
by Joel

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Very happy to find the right part but not happy when the wrong part was sent to me. Now delaying my repair work even longer...
by john

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I ordered parts online and paid for express shipping. I took my over 1 1/2 months to get my order. Customer service was very unresponsive to emails and no phone calls were being taken. Finally I received my order and I didn’t get everything. I will not buy from Crowley again...
by Randy

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Still waiting for response and refund for parts that never shipped. Very frustrating.
by Chris

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never will I use you ever again. One star is way too much to rate you.
by arnie

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Took forever to get, called after weeks of waiting and the patt was in. They did ship it after I called. The 3rd part never shipped out to me
by james