Well given the small window of opportunity yesterday we got out on the water and had a bit of fun, but it reminded me of the problem I'm having with steering.
In short Night Shift has a tendency to pull to the right. Its very easy to turn to starboard but to turn to port again is a lot harder work. This also means that to keep a safe helming position with left hand on throttle and right hand on wheel means that you end up with a tired right shoulder/arm.
This also makes it harder for my wife to helm and I'm trying to convince her to have the confidence to take the helm
One marine engineer suggested that this was common on smaller ribs (5.35m) with largeish engines (90hp) and that the only solution was to go from teleflex to hydraulic steering. However I'd really like to canvas opinion of everyone on here. Any thoughts guys 'n' galls? What's the likely cause and what are my options for solutions?
Thanks in advance