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tiller motor "pulls" to the right

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I have a tiller motor on a 16 foot boat, and it wants to steer right all the time while going. In which direction do I move the small fin on the cavitation plate to correct this? The tiller arm pulls to the left, so the boat want to turn to the right.

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I think thats the way it goes with propeller's. I have a tiller that also pulls to the right slightly....ah, the wonderful world of physics.

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Loosen the trim tab and turn it so the back is to the right of center.

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Yep, if you're looking at it from below, rotate the trim tab in a clockwise direction.

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You might want to try trimming the motor up a bit before you mess with the trim tab. my 60 horse tiller pulls hard to the side when it is all the way down but when it is trimmed up to where it needs to be when running across the lake I can steer it with one finger.

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Also another thing to do is to tighten up the tiller tension screw so that the motor doesn't "pull" as easily.

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Tightening the tension might be an option if it is a smaller motor. My 15 horse merc has the tension adjustment but my 60 johnson doesnt have it.

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