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tjbere
04-29-2017, 03:11 PM
I took delivery of new boat after checking over I was inspecting prop and rudder and I see the rudder is not aligned with the prop. Looking from behind the rudder sits to the right about an inch or so. Is that normal? I think my moomba I had the prop nut was centered to the rudder. Thanks

moombahighrider
04-29-2017, 03:33 PM
I took delivery of new boat after checking over I was inspecting prop and rudder and I see the rudder is not aligned with the prop. Looking from behind the rudder sits to the right about an inch or so. Is that normal? I think my moomba I had the prop nut was centered to the rudder. Thanks

Totally normal. Was that way on my previous boat and also on my new boat.

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tjbere
04-29-2017, 03:42 PM
Totally normal. Was that way on my previous boat and also on my new boat.

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What got me looking at this is think I have a steering issue When you turn steering all the way to right I get 1.5 turns and I feel a stop and when I turn to left I get over 2 turns and is mushy feel. Is your steering like that?

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moombahighrider
04-29-2017, 03:45 PM
No. That's strange. I dont know what to make of that description.

jstenger
04-29-2017, 07:07 PM
Rudder is offset so that the driveshaft can be removed without pulling the rudder.

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kaneboats
05-02-2017, 09:10 AM
Rudder is offset so that the driveshaft can be removed without pulling the rudder.

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I still had to loosen the mounting bolts on my rudder and "pull" it a bit with a ratchet strap to get my driveshaft out but did not have to remove the rudder because of the offset. I think the prop rotation offsets the offset so you don't notice it when driving.