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Old 02-21-2008, 09:23 PM
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I have a 24ft v bottom boat that i'm replacing the outdrive with a new konrad 540. I had a right hand rotation trs and ordered a right hand rotation Konrad. I ended up with a left hand Konrad 540. The dealer who i bought the drive from is no longer around and Konrad said they will make it a right hand drive at no cost to me except shipping. A friend said he had heard that left hand drives on single engine boats are sometimes faster. Has anyone ever experimented with a left or right hand rotation drive on a single engine v bottom?
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Dont know much about the rotation thing other than its whatever works on your particular boat. As a side note, way to go Konrad for taking care of the customer. Good job guys.
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Not faster, stronger, on some drives. I think that is the case with Konrad as well. Biggus should be almost home now from Miami. I am sure he will fill you in tomorrow.
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A friend had a left hand Bravo on a 28 Active Thunder. It ran just fine. I'm not sure why it was setup that way.
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I have been talking with Pete at Konrad and he has been great to deal with. The drive has not been installed on the boat yet and they can replace the prop shaft and some bearings and reuse the oil since its never been run yet. I'm just trying to figure out if it would be faster or any advantages on left hand rotation. The hull is close to a 24 pantera or 24 PD.
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I have a 24ft v bottom boat that i'm replacing the outdrive with a new konrad 540. I had a right hand rotation trs and ordered a right hand rotation Konrad. I ended up with a left hand Konrad 540. The dealer who i bought the drive from is no longer around and Konrad said they will make it a right hand drive at no cost to me except shipping. A friend said he had heard that left hand drives on single engine boats are sometimes faster. Has anyone ever experimented with a left or right hand rotation drive on a single engine v bottom?
Wait a minute...you ordered a right hand and received a left hand...they said that they would make it a right hand if you paid for the shipping...

Maybe I'm wrong but it seams to me that your still getting the left hand shaft.
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Wait a minute...you ordered a right hand and received a left hand...they said that they would make it a right hand if you paid for the shipping...

Maybe I'm wrong but it seams to me that your still getting the left hand shaft.
Thats exactly the first thing that ran through my head. I spend xx thousands of dollars and I have to return the drive on my dime??? thats exceptional service.
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There could be an issue with the torque on your steering from a right hand to left hand rotation and with the engine turning the same rotation as the drive. Maybe someone can shed some light on this issue.
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My Scarab would torque over real bad to the left up to about 80, Maybe a LH would of counter acted it?
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Wait a minute...you ordered a right hand and received a left hand...they said that they would make it a right hand if you paid for the shipping...

Maybe I'm wrong but it seams to me that your still getting the left hand shaft.
My guess is that the dealer ordered the wrong drive, not Konrad sending out the wrong drive.

As for the left Vs. Right deal, is there a way that you can get a left hand TRS to test? See how it is goes..... Then make up your mind what drive you want.
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