View Full Version : Pulls to the right !?

Tech Madnesss 72
07-16-2007, 03:04 AM
With wheel straight boat turns slightly to the rt! Happens at all speeds but noticed at low speeds. I checked the rudder allignment and tightness. Both are good true to center! Does prop walk / CHINA WALK occur witht these boats like on outbaord drives? Didnt think it was supposed to. NE help!?

07-16-2007, 09:04 AM
this is caused because you have a loaded rudder. they are designed to do this.

07-17-2007, 10:33 AM
Not prop walk, but "prop steer" or "torque steer" the prop is turning one direction the boat wants to turn the opposite direction. Same reason helicopters have tail booms with props on them. "Straight" visually has NOTHING to do with moving in a strainght line on the water. And who cares? Once you find straight - the boat will track true as hell. Unlike outdrives.
Outboards and outdrives have a tiny correction rudder on them to counter torque steer - inboards have something know as the "driver"... a little larger, but hopefully more capable.