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  1. #11
    My Boats:
    Advantage 28ft Sport Cat w/ pair of 8's
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    San Diego
    Quote Originally Posted by dukenrock View Post
    1100 hours. I messed with the trim and the tabs-Didn't seem to make a difference too much, but I did notice a bit of an improvement when it was at the 3 position vs 0 on the gauge.(Trimmed up which would push the bow up) .
    Sounds like basic bow steer at idle. It's best to just let the boat move back and forth a bit, instead of trying to constantly correct for it.


  2. #12
    Platinum Member Platinum Member socalstone's Avatar
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    Sep 2006
    Lake Norman, NC
    I'd bet there's no issue. Drop the tabs and will track straight.
    I wish my old jetboat had tabs, that thing wanders like biotch. but you learn to keep it straight.

  3. #13
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    Jul 2007
    I agree with unsane and Dmoore, All boats do that to some degree if you let it wander it will only need occasional steering input to hold on course. Can't explain why but it happens. Must be the fluid its in.

  4. #14
    Registered bouyhunter's Avatar
    My Boats:
    24' Pantera
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Apache Jct. AZ
    Sounds normal to me.
    I grew up on my Dad's single screw cabin cuiser's in the same length range.
    You need to learn to compensate before the boat starts heading in the opposite direction, and do it very mildly. If you turn it to port, AS SOON AS it BEGINS to react, bring it back to a neutral steer. It's part of learning the boat. And yes, It's only a problem at idle/no-wake, when on plane you should have full control.

  5. #15
    Registered User
    My Boats:
    1990 28 Apache SOLD!, 1990 16 Wahoo DC, 1973 40 Kingscraft
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Mansfield, TX
    This is funny.

    I've had a 24 python, 24 cabin cruiser, currently have a 04 24 sea ray; all three boats did it. It never crossed my mind that something might be wrong - just part of boating with a single engine.

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