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Old 04-26-2003, 07:41 PM
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OK boys, just heard this one, tell me what you think:
Heard that on V-hull boats, the drives should be aligned slightly towed-in to compensate for the tendency of the V-hull to send the water outward.

Now, I have never heard of this theory before and I personally do not subscribe to it. However, maybe I should.

So,,,,,,,,,,,,,hyperbole or fact??????
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Old 04-26-2003, 08:43 PM
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You can test with GPS to find if there is any speed difference. I heard it too and we always had a 1/2 inch toe in from the nose to the end of the propshaft. Its very slight.
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On tunnel boats, I've seen best experience with about 1/4" toe in used. Vee-hulls likely need a bit more.
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Well, had I bet on this one,,,,,,I would have lost!! I really thought this was a bunch of bologna.

I suppose it makes some sense logically that the water from under the boat is being thrust outward, but I didn't think it would make enough difference to require slight drive toe-in. Pretty interesting, never seen anything posted on this before.

Thanks for the responses, I've learned something once again on OSO!!!!!
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Old 04-27-2003, 12:43 AM
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Nah, we were just screwing with ya. No one ever toe's em in. I think?
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Each hull is different I've done alot of testing ,If you have really big motors the tork of the motors can make the drives twist a little you have to test to find what is write for your boat 1/4 in to a 1/4 out. Moving It 1/8 at a time All in the same water conditions will make it the best for your true drive alginment.
 
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What the heck dudes??????? Are these answers serious or just kidding?? I can't quite figure out the deflections in your answer RonP.
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I did alot of reaserch on this ,,they need toe in
 
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Was having slight handling issues on my boat last year. Come to find out mine where toed in about an inch. I straitened them out and are planing on splashing this week. I'll let you know the results
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