Cappy, the gears in question are Velvet Drive 72s, not reversible. The boat is a heavy full displacement hull, identical to the Krogen 42 but bigger at 46 feet on the waterline and 14 foot beam at the water. Props are fairly close together and 30 inch diameter, sitting on either side of a good sized keel. She was never a "good" handling boat in tight situations because of this configuration. But, the props are tucked up into the stern more than a flat bottom twin screw would be so when aground they are still protected somewhat. I really like the VD gears, they are one of the most efficient designs available and with just 50 hp available per engine gear loss is a factor.