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jokor3 posted 07-27-2003 08:52 PM ET (US)   Profile for jokor3   Send Email to jokor3  
What would cause excessive resistance in the steering when trimmed out? There is no resistance when turning port but excessive when turning starboard?
Jerry Townsend posted 07-27-2003 09:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jerry Townsend  Send Email to Jerry Townsend     
You are not trimmed properly. Adjust your trim - in or out - until you minimize the steering resistance. You don't mention what boat/engine you are using - but with power trim, that adjustment is easy. Without power trim, you will have to shut the engine down and adjust by trial and error to give the optimum trim for your boat/load. ----- Jerry/Idaho
jokor3 posted 07-27-2003 09:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for jokor3  Send Email to jokor3     
The boat is a 1990 Striper 15 and the engine is a 2003 Yamaha 70 LTRB
Jamie 20 outrage posted 07-27-2003 10:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jamie 20 outrage  Send Email to Jamie 20 outrage     
Good advise from Jerry. I would like to add that the initial adjustment is the fin that is sticking down behind your prop. You will find that if you loosen it a little that it will be able to be rotated a little. The rule is that you turn it in the direction of the pull at about cruise speed. Since you pull starboard, rotate the fin to starboard. Then when you get an average straight line steer, in other words, sometimes it pulls port, other times starboard, then follow Jerrys advise. The whole thing is a judgement/ compromise sort of thing.

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