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Old 05-29-2007, 08:00 PM
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i have an 86 27ft machone with twin 350s. both props are right hand rotation. speed is around 60 at 4500. is this normal or would i benefit from counter rotating props? and should i change the port lower unit to turn left? thanks for any help you can give!
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:23 PM
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Have you had the boat out? I would imagine that it is quicker to turn one way or the other.......?
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I had a 28 Cigarette that was like that. I always wanted to convert it to counter rotation but never did. I don't know if I would have gained any speed, I don't think so. I think it would have helped slow speed / docking handling.

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what kind of outdrives? Bravos?
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counter rotating outdrives did not come out untill bravos came out in the 90's.
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Old 05-30-2007, 08:09 AM
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"i have twins and both rotate right"

When I first saw this I thought your were bragging that your boys wern't queer
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1986, so I'm guessing they were Alpha's. I had a Formula 242 LS with twin 350's and right handed Alpha's. The best money I spent on that boat was a tie bar between the drives. They do make a counter rotating alpha drive.
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I had a 90 29' Searay with twins and counter rotating alpha drive. They turned out. One engine was also left hand rotation which was common back then.
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My advice... Keep the boat "as is". Use it, love it, and eventually sell it.

You're gonna go bigger in a couple of years anyway!

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