View Full Version : prop and rudder alignment- did i bend the mount?

07-06-2008, 01:59 AM
Hello All,

Just back in from a couple of days at a hideously low lake, which involved banging up my original mc brass prop. tore it pretty good on one blade and bent the blade in somewhat, other blade got banged up, out last one was untouched for the most part. An hour in the shop and back and forth to the boat, and its looking pretty good for how bad it was, and the cracks in the brass annealed the best I could.

Got the prop back on and its running well enough to ski all day today, in fact i managed to get three people up at the same time with no issues. But in pulling the prop, i noticed that the prop is slightly right of the rudder, it does make it easier to put a three pronged puller on it and pop the prop, but I got to thinking, why design it like that?

More to the point, in hitting the rocks did I bend it over?

oh, its a 1990 240 maristar

many thanks...

07-06-2008, 07:34 AM
I know my 96 is set up the same way, offset to the right.

07-08-2008, 06:36 PM
It's to reduce "torque steer" from the circulating water flowing past the rudder. It's a design feature, not a result of your incident.