Good morning, iBoats forum. I'm a new new member and I'm very glad I've found this resource. This is my first time posting so please don't beat me up too bad if I say something ignorant...
Here's my issue - I have a small 18' sterndriven bowrider and at slow speeds it "sharks" back and forth considerably (I'm not sure if that's a real term, but that's about the best name I've heard which describes this effect). I can compensate with a fun little rhythmic steering maneuver, but this gets old very quickly (and thank heaven for power steering)... I've also tried different approaching speeds from plane to idle with no noticeable improvement.
Am I doing something grossly wrong or does this have to do with the hull design? Any suggestions on how I can prevent or reduce this would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your time and have a great day,