Prostar Tracking-Boat feels totally different in a great way!

racerdjsracerdjs Posts: 35 Baller
Please see this thread, http://www.ballofspray.com/forum#/discussion/9690/prostar-2014-for-sale/p2
page 2 with the pictures installing washers on the rudder and steering linkage. I did this today and my new Prostar is a very different tracking boat. Greatly improved and responsive. Thank you Chuck Dickey, you made my day.
Quoting Chuck's post, "I drive lots of different boats, brands and years and my new ProStar is the best IMHO. I know there are rudder adjustments that can make this boat feel like it's on rails. I had the opportunity to speak with Will Bush and he told me how to dial it in. These picture show a couple of washers I installed to take out any play in the linkage. Worked great, thanks Will."
Chuck_DickeyBMG73BulldogMISkierMattPTimberkstateskier

Comments

  • Chuck_DickeyChuck_Dickey Posts: 1,459 Crazy Baller
    You're welcome. The brains behind this tip is Will Bush. My boat tracks exceptionally well.
  • ozskiozski Posts: 1,459
    They can't sort something this basic from factory?
    'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.'' Boat 2005 Nautique 196 6L ZO - Ski: KD Platinum

    6balls
  • skihartskihart Posts: 367 Baller
    I saw the orginal post from Chuck but am wondering what exactly the washers are doing. Do they just take up some of the slop in the steering linkage. How do they help with the tracking.
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 1,999 Mega Baller
    @OB, I am hearing that some are removing the cupholders from the back of the motor box to improve airflow and, as a result, acceleration. Some are trying ACME props with different cupping as well.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
    MS
  • MSMS Posts: 4,422 Mega Baller
    Remove the cup holders. That is a tip you wont find anywhere else on the web. BOS comes through again.
    Shut up and ski
    racerdjspgmoore
  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,423 Mega Baller
    @OB -- non-approved prop! I finally got to drive my boat again after a 2 week hiatus due to high water. Acme 1281 that is 13.25x15VL3B with a .09 cup. Acceleration definitely improved and WOT now 43+ with 4900 RPMs. Still feels really nice to ski behind. Another person I know is using the same prop with the 0.65 cup (he tried the .09 also) and he said that the .065 is the real winner if you have a shorter setup. He said the .065 cup also skis great. Someone who drives promo should push MC to get another prop approved.
    Jim Ross
    racerdjs
  • racerdjsracerdjs Posts: 35 Baller
    For my situation, the bolts are only threaded to a point on the shaft. The nut was only able to tightened so far. This left extra movement when steering input was added yielding late or more input needed and then too much correction to reverse it. Now when making slight corrective movements, I get an immediate and less correction than before. On another note my WOT is 41mph with the OEM 4 blade.
  • racerdjsracerdjs Posts: 35 Baller
    A slight correction, the bolt that is on the end of the rudder shaft is threaded and needs to be tight on that shaft. The shaft is threaded so the bold can be tight without any movment.
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