The drive leg of an inboard engine will always use some drive lube. When the drive leg is new it might use much more. It's crucial for a drive leg to have sufficient access to lube. If you let the drive run completely empty the drive leg will break. Let there be no doubt about that!
Modern engines will alert you when the level is low. Still, we strongly recommend each owner to check the level of lube in the holding tank regularly. Under you will see how the engine will alert you:
Tip no. 1: Always keep a spare bottle of Drive lube in your Goldfish!
Tip no. 2: Check the level of drive lube often. Especially before long legs.
Tip no. 3: Read the engine manufacturer Owners Manual to how to operate your engine. If you can't find it there will always be a digital copy in MyGoldfish.
Tips no. 4: Get yo know your boat before leaving the port. Always know where your gear lube reservoir is.
This is an example of gear lube we use at Goldfish HQ. There are many alternatives out there. Be sure to check that the oil you use is according to your engine's manual.
It's most common that the reservoir is mounted on the front end of the engine. Like the picture beneath shows.
Make sure that the container says "gear lube".
Other engines installation has the drive lube mounted all the way behind the engine. Like shown in this picture.
We hope this article was useful! - The Goldfish Team