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AndreSki posted 01-19-2001 01:37 PM ET (US)   Profile for AndreSki   Send Email to AndreSki  
I have just purchased a Boston Whaler (Outrage I think) 18ft with a 175hp Mariner Outboard. I do not know how to detect its year of manufacture.Is there a hull rego plate somewhere?

On the maiden trip out to the islands around Abu Dhabi, I was perturbed by the fairly strong pull to starboard. Upon enquiry at the boatyard, the yard attendant said that this is a common trait with Boston Whalers!. Does anyone know if this is true? Can it be rectified?

The pull to the right is far less at 10knots but fairly strong at 30knots (boat speedo)

reeltime2 posted 01-19-2001 03:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for reeltime2  Send Email to reeltime2     
No its not true! Have you tried adjusting the little trim tab behind the prop? I think this will fix your problem.
Rick
minh nguyen posted 01-19-2001 03:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for minh nguyen  Send Email to minh nguyen     
I have onwed an Outrage17 for 5 years,
and then an Outrage21 for 2 years, I haven't
seen my Whalers pulled to one side.
You probably don't have the little trim
tab behind the prop not adjusted right.
whalertim posted 01-19-2001 03:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalertim  Send Email to whalertim     
I have seen this problem! With my 79 Montauk. The problem I had with it was the torque from the 100hp I had on it. When it was WOT the boat wanted to pull to one side. I later replaced the 100hp with a newer 90hp and the problem stopped.
Tim / NC
hauptjm posted 01-19-2001 05:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
The power rating on an 18 outrage is 150hp. You are slightly overpowered, but that would have absolutely nothing to do with the type of pull you describe. Your problem is either the trim tab by the bottom of your engine, or the engine itself is not mounted correctly. You say you're in Abu Dhabi. Do you have someone you trust that can check the engine for a level, true position on the transom? If an engine is just slightly off kilter, it'll throw the whole system out of whack.

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