||08-04-2010 8:33 AM
New to boating. 97 Nautique Sport.
When I'm at around 3500 RPM I can feel vibration in the floor. Nothing in the steering though. I picked up the engine box and the engine is not vibrating at all. Where the drive shaft comes through no vibrations. Lower and higher RPMs I can't really feel any vibrations. Once or twice the tower did vibrate from a hole shot which I thought was weird as well.
I had the pin shier from the drive shaft so I had my prop sent in to be fixed and the mechanic said the drive shaft itself was not bent.
Am I just being paranoid? Or should I have it looked at again by a different mechanic? Could I be using a crappy prop that can't handle this big of a boat?
I know vibrations are nothing to mess with and can cause long term damage to the transmission, engine, etc. so that's why I ask. Thank you for your time.