Hey Midlandone, thanks for this.
The MS2A-E has no marking on it to indicate whether up or down on the shift lever is forward or reverse. I happened to have a left handed prop on the boat when I bought it. We installed the engine and gearbox
and set it up such that we got forward on the throttle shift. This just meant that we were using the top gear for forward. Seeing your reply now convinces me further that it should be the bottom gear (better lubricated and supported with bearings) hence a right handed prop is what I need.
Any boat will spend 99% of its engine time in forward. 1% in reverse and even then, this will generally just be to manouverer at the dock
on idle or very short bursts of power.
Anyone else have any thoughts???? (we are running out of bearings in Mexico!!!)