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Old 11-01-2020, 04:15 AM   #41
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My Mainship has a right turning prop and backs to starboard. It's VERY easy to control, overall. Helm on starboard with only a starboard door.



I thought it would be hard so I got a left turning prop and tried it. My ZF Hurth transmission handles the prop turning either way at any RPM, and changing the rotation with the Glendinning controls is not hard. However, it didn't make that much difference so I went back to the right prop.


In reverse, I can control the direction of the stern with the wheel... IF I go slow and occasionally coast a bit. The prop effect is much more pronounced with a goose of power, so that is used to my advantage.



Regardless of where the stern is, if I get a center cleat spring line on, I'm home free... just a matter of slowing working the boat up to the dock, and just leave in gear to get the rest of the lines. (wheel to port for a starboard tie, which is 95% of the time).



Now, add the stern thruster and makes it pretty easy.


I still have trouble backing into a slip with a current or wind. To counter act this, I've thought of adjusting the rudder for more swing, which Ted suggested I think about. But, that happens so rarely, I've put that project on the back burner.


Also, would have trouble single handling a port tie with a wind pushing me away.
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Old 11-08-2020, 09:50 PM   #42
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Anyone know of a single Ford Lehman (left hand engine) with a Borg Warner tranny that didn't back to starboard?
That's what I've got, and I back to starboard all day long.
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Yes, but the question was answered best that BW trannys turn either way and as long as you got the right prop...no big deal.

Just have to adapt as the capt.
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Old 11-09-2020, 04:59 PM   #44
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That's what I've got, and I back to starboard all day long.
I have a FL 120 and a BW xmission. My boat backs to port.
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Old 11-09-2020, 05:15 PM   #45
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weird, mine backs up straight. Must be the twin counter rotating screws.
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I have a FL 120 and a BW xmission. My boat backs to port.
Now that's weird to me, unless it's because of the previously mentioned BW transmission can turn either way. I'd love to hear about that .
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Now that's weird to me, unless it's because of the previously mentioned BW transmission can turn either way. I'd love to hear about that .
Iím not sure of how my transmission turns, other than performance on the water. In forward my stern goes to starboard. In reverse it goes to port.
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Old 11-12-2020, 08:04 AM   #48
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For the BW, if it's a CR2 trans, it can be set up to spin the output either direction regardless of engine rotation. For a standard 72C, they rotate same as engine unless it's a 1.91:1 reduction, then it rotates opposite of engine.
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