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Buddy's Rhodan strips gears all the time and he doesn't go if it's rough. He's got it on a 31 contender which I'm sure the weight of boat max's out everything on the tm. He's babying it now, stops boat totally before deploying to keep the extra torque(current) off the gears when turned on, also tries to get down current/wind of spot so it's a straight shot to get on it. Aims tm straight ahead to reduce drag when idling around. His tm has had all kinds of issues, should have been covered under lemon law. It's also every tm make/model out there, they all have issues at one time or another, my MK had issues all the time and so does a lot of other peoples, if you don't believe it, just go to a repair shop and look at how busy they are(most are still under warranty).
Kokosing Lover said:
Chris, what you're talking about doesn't come down to the thrust and torque, it's a problem with vertical movement of the motor unit while the shaft is spinning in the horizontal axis. If things are rough enough, the lateral movement of the motor creates downward and upward drag on the prop unit, which pushes the drive horizontal shaft out of alignment, even if only a little. If it does this while that shaft is spinning and the gears are spinning, it'll make the gear teeth slip and grind since they aren't in perfect alignment.
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