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vegashomeexpert
07-08-2006, 05:24 PM
Taking a long trip next week with the boat. I read somewhere that the speedo paddle wheel should be romoved for this and replaced with the plug that came with perfect pass. Should I remove or does it matter?

erkoehler
07-08-2006, 05:34 PM
Yes, you should remove the paddle wheel. You run the risk of wearing out the bearing in the paddle wheel if you leave it installed on a long trip.

BrianM
07-08-2006, 05:36 PM
Just place a couple of pieces of masking tape over it. Pull the tape off when you get to your destination. Easy and works just as good as removal.

theDano
07-08-2006, 06:14 PM
hey Guys,

Ummmmm paddle wheel? Where would this be located on a 93 PS190? I think I have an older PP not sure how old.

Thanks

tex
07-08-2006, 06:25 PM
Go w/the tape.

JohnnyB
07-08-2006, 10:26 PM
I don't remember seeing anything about this in the manual????

erkoehler
07-08-2006, 10:31 PM
Tape will work, but be careful when pulling it off. It's not that hard to switch out the paddle.

vegashomeexpert
07-09-2006, 11:43 AM
Thanks guys. The paddle wheel will be addressed before we depart.

vegashomeexpert
07-09-2006, 11:44 AM
I don't remember seeing anything about this in the manual????
It was in the perfect pass manual, not the boat manual. :)

JohnnyB
07-09-2006, 11:49 AM
I've got the paddle wheel to run my speedometers/multifunction guage but do not have PP. You'd think they'd put that in the boat's manual...

bigmac
07-09-2006, 12:02 PM
It was in the perfect pass manual, not the boat manual. :)
There wasn't anything about that in my Wakeboard Pro manual (Jan 2005). Although, mine is an OEM system I bought from my dealer (I wanted the MasterCraft-logo PP gauge to match, wanted the MC-specific cable harness, and didn't want to pay for a paddlewheel I didn't need).

I agree that MC should have something about this in their owner's manual. I saw the dummy paddlewheel in my glove box when I bought the boat, but it took a long time for me to figure out what it was for.

JohnnyB
07-09-2006, 01:16 PM
Yup, I have the dummy in my glove-box two....gotta try it to see if its simpler than masking tape.

What is defined as a long trip???? I typically trailer about 30miles to my favorite ski haven

Upper Michigan Prostar190
07-09-2006, 01:24 PM
So heres a dumb question. you mean you have to put tape over the wheel when you trailer the boat? or if your taking a long trip via water? :confused:

ski_king
07-09-2006, 01:30 PM
So heres a dumb question. you mean you have to put tape over the wheel when you trailer the boat? or if your taking a long trip via water? :confused:
I think the concern is having it rotate while on a long trip on the trailer. The wind will rotate the paddlewheel and without being in water it dosnt have lubrication.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
07-09-2006, 01:33 PM
I think the concern is having it rotate while on a long trip on the trailer. The wind will rotate the paddlewheel and without being in water it dosnt have lubrication.
Ah, that makes sense. I see now. THanks!