New boat owner, first time poster to the forum. I did my best to try to find posts regarding my issue but all were related to steering being too tight.
I don't know if this is a problem or not. 2001 Fisher with 2001 90 hp Mercury outboard. There is little to no resistance when moving the motor from side to side. Very easy to do by hand and with the steering wheel. When I pulled it home the, with the transom saver in place, it flopped all the way to one side and stayed that way. There isn't any play it the steering that I notice. There just isn't much resistance at all.
Should I be concerned with the lack of resistance in the steering?
Shouldn't the motor be pointed straight back when trailering with the transom saver in place?
Does that motor have a zinc anode, with a fin? These are usually above and behind the prop. If so, loosen and turn it CCW, and tighten it up. Trial and error will allow you to minimize the pulling of the motor at some speeds.
Thanks for the response, check out that and it did appear to turned the wrong direction. Moved it and will check it out in the water this weekend.
Back to my original question. I've been told by some that there is a tension adjustment on my motor. Can't find it if there is, ordered manual, waiting on it's arrival. Is there a tension adjustment on the motor?
Talked to local marine dealer, he states that there is no tension adjustment. He advised that the motors that you can't turn by hand (at the motor, not by the steering wheel) have a no-feedback steering system. He said my system is a feedback system and the motor will be easy to turn and this isn't a problem.
Conflicting opinions. Can anyone verify this for me?