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Old 29 August 2016, 03:55   #11
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Mine was set up on a 4m sib 👍🏼


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Old 29 August 2016, 05:08   #12
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Because of my seat the crossbar position is fixed. Ive been informed around 10 ft is required, though it does seem a bit long. Can the cable be changed on your unit or is it a sealed unit?
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Old 29 August 2016, 06:15   #13
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You can wind the cable out yes. Not sure where u would get one. Cheers


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Is the width adjustable or fixed if so what is the width? Thanks
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Yes it adjusts more then you would need it to. Cheers


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Old 02 October 2016, 14:18   #16
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Quick update on this.

Tracked down tohatsu control box and steering link from eBay. Jamiegolf supplied crossbar steering (stamped 8ft cable), throttle, shift cables and all of the linkage bits and bobs, top man all as described and spot on.. Cable lengths are all bang on.

Quick trial on Saturday morning confirmed that my outboard was way too high with my current set up for tiller steering. Back to the garage to get transom back to original state.

Out today on Sunday and after testing various outboard heights using different blocks of wood and playing with the trim on the 25 2 stroke I found that I got the best results using the steering system with no extra outboard height and the outboard trimmed either all of the way out or second from last hole. Couldn't quite believe no engine splash over the transom! Think this shows just how critical the weight distribution is on the Aerotec.

It jumps up immediately on the plane but I did notice at wot that the steering seems a bit vague. This was a bit of a worry at first but I think this will actually be fine. How often do you need to do a full lock turn at wot? Slowing down slightly and I feel it digs in a lot better.

I have a bit more tweaking to do, moving fuel tank etc but overall very happy with the steering set up.
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Old 02 October 2016, 15:36   #17
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>>> steering seems a bit vague.

Can you explain more how that manifests itself? It's not what I call bow steer due to having a bit too much weight forward is it?
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Reading up on bow steering, I think you are right, too much weight forward with the bow too low.
This will explain the need for no engine raiser. Also outboard trimmed all of the way out or is this ok practice.
The wake was good with limited splash so I feel almost there but no doubt when I move more weight towards the transom I will have other issues to deal with like the dreaded splash.
I think I need to experiment a bit more and will move anchor bag and fuel nearer to the transom next time out. Couldn't really do that this time out as I use a fuel bag but will take the plastic fuel tank next time.
Would a four blade prop help? Maybe a bit but not sure if better weight distribution is the answer.
I think it's worth investing a bit more time and effort into this as if I can get it spot on it will be a great set up.
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Tested again today.
Anchor and fuel moved to the transom. Took iPad with Navionics for the gps.
Wot came in at 23 knots and steering still vague as you say David bow steering.
Dropped the power and I got more feel the lower speed I went. Noted on the iPad at 17 knots the steering was totally fine which I'm happy with as its a great cruising speed for this set up.
It's not perfect but maybe I was expecting too much. Something which came home as I dragged the boat on its transom wheels up quite a steep slipway with no problem. It's a light boat so with one up I think I am going to have to compromise.
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Are you sitting on the seat in its standard position?
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