Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
picksbigwagon

boat leans left

9 posts in this topic

Okay, I have a 16 foot crestliner fishhawk, 1987 model tiller. I took off the 9.9 kicker motor becuase I don't troll that much and when I do, I use my 74# bow mount trolling motor.... My boat used to track straight when I had the 9.9 on the right side of the main motor, now that the kicker is off, it feels like the boat leans a little left.

My seat is dead center in the boat, do I need to move my seat location to the right a little bit? When I leaned to the right yesterday it felt like it was going straight again.

I wasn't drinking yesterday so I wasn't looped.....

thanks for the help........

ALSO, how does one make an engine holder? I will store my 9.9 kicker motor until I need to use it put it back on the boat. Pictures of homemade engine holders would be great. It is already winterized and ready for long term storage. I have owned the boat 3 years and I have only used it 3 times, and that was in the first year I owned it.

Thanks again everyone

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe its because you are 6'8" and weigh over 275 pounds. I would say mount your chair on the right side and stop complaining.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can you move some trolling motor batteries or the starting battery around to compensate?

Gas Tank?

If not, I'd say bite the bullet and move the seat.

marine_man

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the help Brain, you're just jealous 'cause you are smaller than average....

I was gonna move my seat mount anyway since it is a little close to the tiller handle, I always seem to turn the motor off when I turn in my seat.

the batteries and gas tank are all basically on the midline of the boat as well. in fact my bow mount trolling motor was sitting off to the right side of the floor of my boat too.....

BG, Thanks, hadn't thought of that

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got small guys disease. If I had any good pointers to really help I would definately share them.

We need to get out fishing soon. I am thinking about hitting up a small lake in the area thursday after school in search of some bucketmouth bass. Any Ideas Pick?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

rumor has it Odowd has nice bass in it, and I have always had decent luck on`fish lake SE of town.....

live it up now, once you start having kids, the priorities change big time

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the batteries and gas tank are all basically on the midline of the boat as well

Any chance you can move them off the center line? That'd help your balance situation...

Might be an option if moving you seat isn't enough...

marine_man

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was looking at moving my seat forward anyway, I'll just move it forward and to the right as well. I'll just get the taper lock base that doesn't require a hole in the floor

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0