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ENFIELD DRIVE LEGS (or Z-Drives/Sterndrives)

Originally manufactured in UK by the Royal Enfield Company (no longer in existance), taken over by Perkins Engines for a while, re-homed on the Isle of Wight, now manufactured in Birmingham (UK), main source of information, replacements and spares Chertsey Meads Marine (Surrey UK) 01932 564699.

Enfield Z Drives (or Z-Drives/Sterndrives) are very popular on the River, being easily lifted to clear or change the propeller or for mooring in shallow water.
Enfield model 130 Z Drives may be used with engines producing up to 140 lbsft (19 Kgm) maximum torque. For petrol engines this is equal to approximately 130 HP. When diesel engines are used, the horse power may be 70-80 HP depending on the make and type of engine.

Enfield Z Drives can only be used with engines which rotate anti-clockwise when viewed from aft.

Close or distance coupled to any inboard engine, the drive can take a propeller up to 14″ (355mm) diameter through reduction of 1.65:1. Propeller rotation is standard left hand; right hand is available for use with counter rotating twin installations.

Swivel and non-swivel versions are available.
Enfield Z Drives Key Benefits
Swivel unit weighs only 104 lbs (47Kgs), and is ready to bolt direct to your transom. Inboard cranking means that the swivel model can lift athwartships for easy parking and maintenance, and lift 55° rearward to help avoid underwater obstructions.

The non-swivelling model embodies all the features of the swivel model with the exception of the athwartships parking mode, but has the advantage of a price and weight reduction to 90lbs (41 Kgs), and a greater lifting angle of 70°.

DIY users will find fitting simple and straightforward.

Accessories and Spares


We can supply a standard coupling kit from the engine flywheel to the Z Drive.

Morse BracketMorse cable kits.

It is essential that these units are regularly serviced, correctly
set up and oil level maintained. Serious and expensive damage can
be caused by neglecting regular service. Any leaks from the
several oil seals will allow water to enter and oil to seep out.
This will cause corrosion of the internal parts, premature
failure of bearings and gears and possible total seizure.

Morse cable endEven the simple task of replacing a gear shift cable requires
exact setting up for correct performance.

Chertsey Meads Marine  carry a full range
of spares, seals, gaskets and all commonly required service
parts. Any items we do not have in stock can be obtained
overnight if necessary.

Several items have been modified over the years and we will be
happy to advise on your particular unit.

Chertsey Meads Marine are experts at servicing Enfield Drives, have a selection of
special tools and the experience to strip and re-build your unit
to the latest specifications.

All units are now tested prior to dismantling on our test rig and again after re-assembly to assure correct running of the unit.

Enfield Spare Parts

Enfield 130 Leg Data

Most parts are held in stock or can be supplied generally within 48Hrs

Phone or e.mail to check stock and place your order.

All major credit cards accepted by telephone 01932 564699 or by email.

Please Note MINIMUM ORDER £10.00 plus post and packing.

8 Responses to ENFIELD Z DRIVES

  1. Lee Key says:

    Hi all this company is first class on supply of parts and advice Spoke to Chris who sorted my part out and I received it the next day.
    Thank you

  2. Hendrik Hohan de With says:

    Good Afternoon,
    I Want to order some parts for my enfield z-drive.
    33884112 CV joint
    Propellor LH 14 inch pitch 128079 14″ 12″

    For the propellor I would like to have your advice, to add some more speed
    Boat: Weston river cruiser 6.70m (max cruise speed 12km/hr now)
    Water line 6.05m, beam at water line 1.95m, Hull draught 0.45m
    Engine Watermota seapanther 40hp diesel inboard 4 cil rpm 2250-2500 rpm nom. 1750 gear 1:1.6

  3. Robert says:

    Do all enfield 130 z-drives has same reduction 1.65:1?

  4. Nigel says:

    Hi, My outdrive is bouncing particularly at low revs. It is mated with a perkins 4107 and has performed well for years. All will be running fine then the leg will bounce. I am aware that the leg will lift if it strikes an object in the water or the water is shallow but this is not the cause of the bounce as it jumps consistently. Is it a part that may have worn or may need replacing. If this is the case could you advise me of what parts I need.

    • Hi Nigel,
      Have you checked that the gear cable is travelling all the way into gear?
      This is the most common cause.
      If the movement is correct then it is possible that there is wear inside on the dog clutch or slider or you may have the early type of shift rod which can bend or distort.
      It is important that the cause is found so as not to do other damage to the clutch or gears.

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