First off my name is Bo and I recently became a owner of a '70 Belmont flat bottom. This is my first v drive boat and as you probably guessed I have a lot of questions and am looking for some guidance. Rather than clog up your forum with a lot of dumb questions I thought I'd ask if you could direct me to any sort of a FAQ to V-drives (if there even is one out there) or some books that can show me the in's and out's of these boats. For example some of the questions I have not been able to get help with by searching here are cavitation plate adjustments and general operation, prop and rudder adjustments, general maintenance items, etc. Any direction you can give me would be great and thanks for your time.