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FISHNFF posted 02-06-2001 11:45 PM ET (US)   Profile for FISHNFF   Send Email to FISHNFF  
My 17, like all others, list toward port when running. Most times there in not enough weight available to shift starboard. Adding positive trim lessens the problem, but when running into a quartering sea from port, it makes for a wet and pounding ride as trimming would get the boat airborn. A quartering sea from starboard is fine(as fine as a Montauk ride can be). Has anyone run trim tabs on a Montauk? My hull seems to run a little more tilted than others. I tried to trim down and really got squirrelly? In a calm area I tried to check my top speed with the new prop and had the boat wander dangerously all over. Seems the Teleflex No-feedback steering gear box is loose/missing teeth. I can move the motor and have the steering rod travel over 1" back and forth within the tilt tube! Glad I'm shaking out the bugs Before the season.
triblet posted 02-07-2001 12:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
My Montauk has a fair amount of freeplay
in steering (1/2 to 3/4" at the tilt tube).
It doesn't seem to be causing in problems, but
I was thinking about asking if there's a way
to adjust the freeplay.

Chuck

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