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Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:23pm

Post Subject: steering

just bought a river boat placed it on the canal took it for a run and the steering is all over the place it has aleg coming out of back which is hydraulic oes any one have any idea


Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:02am

Post Subject: steering

I doubt anyone could give a sensible answer with the information you have given. "river boat" could be anything from not much more than a dingy up to 100 ft or more of near commercial craft. Likewise "a leg that is a hydraulic" probably describes some sort of outdrive or Z drive but the hydraulic bit could refer to hydraulic steering, a full hydraulic drive, or a mechanical outdrive with a hydraulic lifting mechanism. At present I suspect the latter but do not know. Are you aware that unless the outdrive is fitted with a rudder it will only steer when in gear and driving the boat? If you are used to a wells et up rudder steered boat it will take a bit of getting used to. How does the boat sit in the water? It could be a ballast problem, especially if at some time the engine has been changed or you have been boating with an empty water or fuel tank. It could be something is seizing up so the steering mechanism does not move smoothly and with little effort. This may cause you to over steer all the time. I can not suggest much else without more detail.

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