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Boat pulls hard to right with trim down

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I have a 1999 crestliner fishawk with a 115 Johnson. When taking off and the trim is down, there is a hard pull to the right. When the motor is trimmed up, its goes away, any ideas?

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The behavior you describe is pretty typical. You can try to adjust the trim tab directly above the prop - twist it the opposite direction the torque is felt and see if that makes a difference.

Is the skeg on the bottom of your motor straight?

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Prop and skeg are in great condition - I guess your saying this is just normal operation? I will look at that tab.

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What is your definition of "hard pull to the right"? I will agree with marine_man about a bent skeg or trim tab. How about weight distribution in your boat. If all the weight including yourself is on the right, maybe that may affect it?

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I have a 04 1750 fishhawk with a 115 Yamaha and the skeg has a terrible bend in it and my doesnt pull at all.

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To a certain extent you're almost always going to have some steering torque on hole shot, or when the motor is trimmed down. It should go away and be pretty light and easy to turn oncce you've trimmed the motor out.

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I have an 04 fishhawk with a 125 on it..mine pulls too . it isnt bad when im out of the hole but as i come off of plane and lower the trim there is a good pull to the right. I think alot of it is weight in the boat,when i have some one in passenger side it isnt as bad.I moved the trim tab a touch and it didnt make much of a difference.

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Did you try moving the trim tab further than?

As I said earlier, it's almost impossible to completely eliminate steering torque when you're running trimmed all the way down.

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