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Old 20 June 2006, 15:34   #1
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pulls to the right

just sorted out my leaking fuel intake (see engines forum) now my zodiac medline 1 is pulling to the right, would appriciate a list of possible fixs

boat has a 65hp suzuki engine, is a leisure layout, so quite heavy, trailor sailor so clean hull,been ok till now.
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Old 20 June 2006, 15:48   #2
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twiddle the the trim tab (small anode fin behind the prop) until its fixed. I assume that will sort it...
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Old 20 June 2006, 15:51   #3
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Umm.. the best cure would be to flog the thing and buy an Osprey.
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Old 20 June 2006, 16:56   #4
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Have you changed anything since it was last running ok?
Worn steering shaft bearings can cause this, but they don't wear overnight!
Are all the steering linkages and cable fittings sound?
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Old 20 June 2006, 17:03   #5
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not changed anything but fiddled with engine as there was a problem, i wondered if i might have knocked anything in there? last time out there was no problem but this time very very noticable.
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Old 20 June 2006, 17:08   #6
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Have you put on any weight?
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Old 20 June 2006, 17:12   #7
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Difficult to do this on-line analysis, without seeing it. Is there anyone near you 'in the know' who could take a look at it? Sounds like the problem's in the steering system somewhere. Try rocking the engine from side to side to see if there's any play in the connections. Also try holding the top of the motor and moving the skeg from side to side - this will show up any wear in the steering shaft bearings/bushes.
Good luck - let us know how you get on.
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Have you put on any weight?
Damn - I never thought of that
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Old 20 June 2006, 17:18   #9
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Damn - I never thought of that
You never know, a few pies, a couple of pints and a box of smelly mackerel might be enough to induce a list. Especially if one's missus consumed the lot.
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Sounds like a normal Saturday night
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