SPS turning questions

kkruse1035

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Have put about 20 hours on my (new to me) 23ssrx with 150.

The boat seams to ride lower on the right side (I am assuming due to the weight of the console?).

It also turns much sharper and easier to the right. When turning left the steering is stiff and feels like it is cavitating a bit. Trim has little to no affect on this.

Normal? If not, what adjustments should I be looking at?

Thanks,

Kevin
 

lakeliving

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What steering do you have? My boat sits level in the back and handles the same regardless of direction
 

Folsom Dan

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You need to adjust your torque/trim tab on the outboard to fix the issue of hard steering. Loosen the bolt and turn the tab to the right a bit. It's a trial and error process - and you'll want to find the spot where steering is the same under normal conditions (speed). You won't get it solved at all speeds unless you get power assist steering.

Here's a page from the Yamaha F150XB manual:
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Due to the natural rotation of the prop going forward it will turn easier in the direction the prop is spinning towards (prop walk). I remember this with cable steering. Now that I have a boat with power assist it’s not noticeable.
 
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