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Old 01-21-2015, 07:36 PM
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Anyone have any insight as to why my boat would reverse to port, rather than to starboard, like every other ProStar I've heard of???
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:54 PM
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1984 S&S

Anyone have any insight as to why my boat would reverse to port, rather than to starboard, like every other ProStar I've heard of???
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:58 PM
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Pretty sure all earlier MC's were reverse rotation.
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:04 PM
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Pretty sure all earlier MC's were reverse rotation.
Correct so that means the boat should pull to starboard.

Could be a RH cupped prop but that is a far stretch. LH or RH should be stamped on the hub pf the prop. You want LH.
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:08 PM
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I am in the midwest. The prop is LH. I assume that if the prop was RH, I would move in reverse when in forward gear, and vise versa, correct? And that is why I'm asking, I've driven 4 different 190's, and all 4 reversed to starboard... I am baffled as to why mine is the opposite.
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Old 01-22-2015, 01:39 PM
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Correct so that means the boat should pull to starboard.



Could be a RH cupped prop but that is a far stretch. LH or RH should be stamped on the hub pf the prop. You want LH.


You have it backwards. MC used standard rotation engines most commonly, with LH props. LH props back to starboard.

Reverse rotation engines mated to 1:1 transmissions use RH props and back to port.

I've never had a boat that I couldn't back in the direction I wanted, but they all preferred to pull as to the normal convention mentioned above.
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Old 01-22-2015, 02:33 PM
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You most likely have a Ski Nautique that has been painted to resemble a Mastercraft. Sorry about that.

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