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  • Boat pulls to the right on plane

    I was on a friend's boat last week and I noticed the boat wants to pull to the right if I let go of the steering wheel. It's a 22ft aluminum Crestliner with a 150HP Evinrude. He said he replaced the steering cable recently. I'm not sure what might be causing the boat to want to turn to the right. The trim tab above the prop seems to be turned just slightly in the same direction as my 90HP Evinrude (both are standard rotation), so I am wondering if he might have installed the wrong length/size steering cable. Any thoughts on how to diagnose and fix this steering issue?

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    He may have to turn the trim tab a little more towards the right.

    Dave S. S/W Louisiana
    2002 Larson SEI 190 fish 'n ski. 2002 Suzuki DF140 4 stroke
    Sold: 2000 Odyssey Lextra 2102 Pontoon Boat, 2000 Johnson 90hp J90PLSSE
    Sold: 1987 Rinker V190 4.3L 175 HP Alpha One Gen one

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      Thanks DRS4164! His trim tab is much narrower than I expected it to be. That's an easy fix as long as he turns it the right amount. It seems weird turning it to the right when the boat is already turning to the right. But someone much smarter than me designed it that way

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