Go Back   TeamTalk > Maintenance Tips, How-tos and Refurbishing Topics > Underwater Running Gear

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-11-2013, 01:56 AM
skongolf skongolf is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: May 2011
Boat: 2001 Mastercraft x-30, 330hp
Location: Southwest
Posts: 95
Prop Strut Alignment

Today I was putting in a new steering cable in my 01 X30 and when aligning the steering wheel I noticed the rudder was about 1" to the left of the center of the prop shaft when looking from the rear. I had my buddy who is a long time Malibu mechanic look at it and said that usually means a bent prop strut. After doing some research on here I came accross a thread that said that the rudders are usually offset about 3/4 to 1" to the port side. Is this true?
The prop strut doesnt look bent, there are no vibrations to speak of while driving and there is no damage to the prop strut. I bought the boat used and have never hit anything with it. Would just like to get some input on the rudder alignment before I go looking for a new prop strut.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-11-2013, 02:01 AM
Aric'sX15's Avatar
Aric'sX15 Aric'sX15 is online now
MC Maniac
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Boat: 85' S&S
Location: DFDUB
Posts: 3,920
The rudder is offset to the left to be able to change the props easier if im remembering correctly.
__________________
"if one day the speed kills me, do not cry because i was smiling." -Paul Walker
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-11-2013, 02:10 AM
FrankSchwab FrankSchwab is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Boat: 1998 Maristar 200VRS
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 1,487
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aric'sX15 View Post
The rudder is offset to the left to be able to change the props easier if im remembering correctly.
change the propSHAFT easier. If the rudder was right behind the center of the prop, you'd have to pull the rudder to pull the shaft. As it's built, it'll barely slide past the rudder.

But what you've noticed is perfectly normal for a Mastercraft.
__________________
1998 Maristar 200VRS
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-11-2013, 02:34 AM
Aric'sX15's Avatar
Aric'sX15 Aric'sX15 is online now
MC Maniac
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Boat: 85' S&S
Location: DFDUB
Posts: 3,920
I was close! haha
__________________
"if one day the speed kills me, do not cry because i was smiling." -Paul Walker
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-11-2013, 08:46 AM
ski/hunt's Avatar
ski/hunt ski/hunt is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Boat: 96 PS205
Location: Southeast
Posts: 661
KEEP reading----your both wrong!!
__________________
You haven't lived until you grab a wild hog by the legs when a dog is holding him by the ear!!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-11-2013, 01:35 PM
mikeg205's Avatar
mikeg205 mikeg205 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Boat: 1995 Pro Star 205 5.7 Liter
Location: Plainfield - Joliet, IL
Posts: 10,400
Send a message via Skype™ to mikeg205
It's offset to counter act the torque of the prop to the port side and as a result you get to change the prop easier...
__________________
...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-11-2013, 01:42 PM
FrankSchwab FrankSchwab is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Boat: 1998 Maristar 200VRS
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 1,487
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeg205 View Post
It's offset to counter act the torque of the prop to the port side and as a result you get to change the prop easier...
Hey, my random statement of fact on the Internet is just as factual and authoritative as your random statement of fact on the Internet. Prove yours is right!

/frank
__________________
1998 Maristar 200VRS
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-11-2013, 03:13 PM
ski/hunt's Avatar
ski/hunt ski/hunt is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Boat: 96 PS205
Location: Southeast
Posts: 661
Look up "p-factor" in single engine aircraft---Same principal applies to fixed shaft and rudder on a boat----
And that info is in books----not just the "Internet"!!
__________________
You haven't lived until you grab a wild hog by the legs when a dog is holding him by the ear!!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-11-2013, 08:24 PM
byronic's Avatar
byronic byronic is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Boat: 86 19' skier 351 PCM
Location: Ski cabin,Grand Marais, Mi
Posts: 86
Quote:
Originally Posted by ski/hunt View Post
Look up "p-factor" in single engine aircraft---Same principal applies to fixed shaft and rudder on a boat----
And that info is in books----not just the "Internet"!!
Wow,"P-factor", "step on the ball! , step on the ball!" it's all comming back now.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-11-2013, 10:15 PM
mikeg205's Avatar
mikeg205 mikeg205 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Boat: 1995 Pro Star 205 5.7 Liter
Location: Plainfield - Joliet, IL
Posts: 10,400
Send a message via Skype™ to mikeg205
Quote:
Originally Posted by FrankSchwab View Post
Hey, my random statement of fact on the Internet is just as factual and authoritative as your random statement of fact on the Internet. Prove yours is right!

/frank
ding...ding..dind... I knew cuz... I am asymmetrical too ...
__________________
...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:12 PM.