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prewar70

Boat Steering Question?Problem

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I have an 03 Lund Fisherman with a 115 Suzuki. The boat always leans to the left which is very noticeable when I'm driving. If the steering wheel is in the neutral position, as if to go straight ahead, the boat wants to veer to the right. So to go straight I have to turn the steering wheel about 180 degrees to the left. From looking back at the motor, it looks to be straight, not turned either left or right. When under no power, if the steering wheel is in the neutral position, the motor appears to be dead straight. So when I'm driving the steering always feels torqued, like I'm steering to the left to go straight and the boat is leaning to the left as well. Not sure what the small keel above the prop is on the motor, but that is turned a few degrees to the right, not straight. Could this be my problem? Boat runs much better, level and straight, under full power and trimmed all the way up, but I don't drive it that way all the time. Thanks again for the help.

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that little keel above the prop is the trim tab. that is more than likely the problem. try adjusting that.

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Yea Just adjust that trim tab. If its pulling to the left just turn the back side of the tab a little to the left. You may have to adjust it a couble of times to get it just right.

My boat was pulling to the right real bad. I adjust trim tab a couble of times and now I can just about drive her with one finger.

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Yep... adjust the torque tab above the propeller, and be sure that you're trimming up as soon as possible to lessen the torque.

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