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pwskicat
11-02-2007, 03:42 PM
What's the dif? Is the PowerSlot "trouble"?

Thanx for yr help, PW

cbryan70
11-02-2007, 03:48 PM
Power slow allows fora bigger prop, more hole shot.

east tx skier
11-02-2007, 03:58 PM
Powerslot is not trouble. It's a benefit.

G-man
11-02-2007, 04:11 PM
I won't own a SKI boat without gear reduction. It's awsome for getting people up to speed quickly.

Tourney Team 197
11-02-2007, 04:16 PM
Just make sure to tell them to hold on!

TMCNo1
11-02-2007, 04:56 PM
Just make sure to tell them to hold on!


Paging MYMC to Isle 7 for clean up!8p

Jerseydave
11-02-2007, 08:03 PM
The powerslot also holds speed better through the course.

I had a '94 prostar with LT-1 and powerslot........beast of a combo! Great for deepwater barefoot starts too!

ProTour X9
11-03-2007, 10:22 AM
If you have the option to get powerslot, GET IT!!

Chas
11-03-2007, 12:23 PM
To explain the difference - the Power Slot trans is a 1.5:1 (Help me, is it 1.25:1?) with a larger diameter prop shaft, and a different strut which allows for a larger diameter prop. The standard shaft is 3/4" for older boats, 1" for newer boats - I think - but the PS has 1.25" if I have it right.

By slowing down a larger prop, you get more hole shot, and by running a higher pitch you gain back the top end. Win/win.

OK - so do I have all this right?

TRBenj
11-03-2007, 01:36 PM
To explain the difference - the Power Slot trans is a 1.5:1 (Help me, is it 1.25:1?) with a larger diameter prop shaft, and a different strut which allows for a larger diameter prop. The standard shaft is 3/4" for older boats, 1" for newer boats - I think - but the PS has 1.25" if I have it right.

By slowing down a larger prop, you get more hole shot, and by running a higher pitch you gain back the top end. Win/win.

OK - so do I have all this right?
Im no MC expert, but I dont think so. Youre close though.

All 1:1 boats (regardless of age) should use a 1" shaft. Ive never heard of a 3/4" shaft on a ski boat. The slot does uses a 1-1/8" shaft, I believe.

Youre right that the classic Powerslot was 1.52:1. I believe there may be 2 now- and someone correct me if Im wrong- but the MCX with slot gets a 1.26:1 trans, while all the rest still get the 1.52.

Youre right that you gain most of the top end back with the larger pitch prop, but I dont think you get it all. From what Ive read, the slot boats are 1-2 mph slower than their 1:1 counterparts (this applies to the older boats with the 1.52).

TMCNo1
11-03-2007, 01:51 PM
To explain the difference - the Power Slot trans is a 1.5:1 (Help me, is it 1.25:1?) with a larger diameter prop shaft, and a different strut which allows for a larger diameter prop. The standard shaft is 3/4" for older boats, 1" for newer boats - I think - but the PS has 1.25" if I have it right.

By slowing down a larger prop, you get more hole shot, and by running a higher pitch you gain back the top end. Win/win.

OK - so do I have all this right?

1" has been the shaft size till the Powerslot, which is 1 1/8". I have never seen a 3/4" shaft on a MasterCraft.

JohnE
11-03-2007, 03:38 PM
Youre right that the classic Powerslot was 1.52:1. I believe there may be 2 now- and someone correct me if Im wrong- but the MCX with slot gets a 1.26:1 trans, while all the rest still get the 1.52.



I'm no expert either, but I think just the 190, 197/X7, and 214/X14 get the 1.26 with an MCX. All the others get 1.52 with the MCX if they get the powerslot.

spanielman50
11-03-2007, 10:43 PM
after driving and owning a slot i could'nt own a mc without it

Chas
11-03-2007, 11:38 PM
I remember now - my MC is a 1" shaft - I have a 3/4" prop sitting around from an older (non - MC) DD boat. That's what confused me.

Thanks -

MYMC
11-05-2007, 09:59 AM
PoweSlot is a gear reduction transmission. There are two ratio's being utilized by MC...1.26 & 1.52. The approved combination for USA waterski and IWSF is the MCX/Slot which is 1.26.

Other benefits include the lager (i.e. heavy duty shaft 1.125") along with a transmission filter and heavier internals.

As to skiing or driving as I have stated countless times before I wouldn't own one without it.

ShamrockIV
11-06-2007, 06:50 PM
I had an 84 S&S powerslot and it leapt out of the water!!!!!!!

what was I thinking when I sold it?

ss4000+
11-06-2007, 09:32 PM
my 85 stares and stripe kick's a.. my 95 ski nautique has a 1.25 to 1 you will love the extra power:D

JerryS
11-07-2007, 12:09 AM
Here's the data tag on my 06' 197 Powerslot.

http://members.aol.com/ctseaplane/tranny.jpg