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Old 06 August 2012, 18:15   #11
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Country: UK - England
Town: Bournemouth
Boat name: Seadrive
Make: Capelli Tempest 470
Length: 4m +
Engine: Suzuki DF70
MMSI: 235079113
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Had fiddle with my trim tab today! Contrary to what I had previously thought my tab was actually pointing straight ahead (first position out of four selection holes). I therefore moved it to the third selection hole (see pics) and went for a test spin - what an improvement! I can now let go the steering wheel and the boat tracks dead ahead when on the plane. When not on the plane with the engine trimmed in, it still pulls to starboard but not as badly as before.

Interestingly - I looked round the yard at all the other outboards - most were positioned dead ahead and some outboards had no tab.

Thanks everyone for your help and input.
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Old 07 August 2012, 10:36   #12
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
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Not surprising.

I spent considerable time adjusting mine (not a big deal as the boat handles well no matter how it's positioned); when I had my engine serviced, it came back with the anode replaced and installed straight again. Oh, well...


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