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Old 02-12-2019, 08:17 PM
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Hey guys, I have a 27’ fountain fever with a single blue 500 efi with a left handed prop, is this set up right for this boat? She seems to run fine! 74mph top speed.
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:29 PM
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Fountains came stock with the left handed prop, I believe. The plus side is used LH props are typically cheaper.
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Most formula and fountain single engine boats run a left hand prop. Jeff Wurl
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A left handed prop is to offset a "torque lean" typically.
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Talked to Tom at Hydro-Motive and he recommends LH props for single drives to offset torque from the motor. From what I understand though LH props put a load on the Cap which is weaker, hence why I stick with the RH prop and deal with the torque.
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Originally Posted by ThisIsLivin View Post
From what I understand though LH props put a load on the Cap which is weaker, hence why I stick with the RH prop and deal with the torque.
Yup, I put a LH prop on my previous boat after running RH for around 150 hours. After 2 short runs my drive broke a stud off the top cap and exploded.
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So I have been running a 30p right hand on my 27 Fountain with X drive and just purchased a left 28p due to always having a full boat of people. My issues now after reading this is should just buy a RH and not risk breaking anything. I know the bravo can spin either direction but I was also thinking after running on one set of gears for 240hr it wouldn’t hurt to use the other set to balance wear? Any more thought on this before I try the 28p or should I just sell it and get a RH
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many singles have used LH props

challenger was another one to add to the list

to be funny many single engine twin prop outdrives have a left hander to
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I ran a LH prop on my last 2 Advantage singles with no issues. I did install billet top caps with 7/16 studs though
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Thank for the info everyone, at this point I think I’m just going to sell the LH 28 and look for a right.
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