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    Default Steering Alignment

    The wheel of my Sealine S41 is about 5 degs to port when the outdrives are amidships. Does anyone know how to adjust this ?
    It aint serious but a bit of niggle !

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    Default Re: Steering Alignment

    Might be worth re-posting in the Motor Boat section, as will have a wider audience of people who may be able to advise.

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    Default Re: Steering Alignment

    Quote Originally Posted by Portland Billy View Post
    The wheel of my Sealine S41 is about 5 degs to port when the outdrives are amidships. Does anyone know how to adjust this ?
    It aint serious but a bit of niggle !
    Would seriously suggest that you merely take off the cap on the steering wheel boss. Remove the nut underneath and move wheel round a spline or two.
    Unless of course it has single woodruff key, it which case you may well might just want to put up with it, cos it means adjusting the steering arm on the outdrives.
    Could also suggest that 99% of boats have this irritating little niggle.
    Last edited by oldgit; 15-05-19 at 11:57.

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    Default Re: Steering Alignment

    Quote Originally Posted by oldgit View Post
    Would seriously suggest that you merely take off the cap on the steering wheel boss. Remove the nut underneath and move wheel round a spline or two.
    Unless of course it has single woodruff key, it which case you may well might just want to put up with it, cos it means adjusting the steering arm on the outdrives.
    Could also suggest that 99% of boats have this irritating little niggle.

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    Default Re: Steering Alignment

    Thanks Oldgit.
    I seem to have had this niggle on most of my boats, but thought it would be nice to cure it.
    I'll take the centre plug out and see what lies beneath.

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    Default Re: Steering Alignment

    Quote Originally Posted by Portland Billy View Post
    Thanks Oldgit.
    I seem to have had this niggle on most of my boats, but thought it would be nice to cure it.
    I'll take the centre plug out and see what lies beneath.
    Assuming that the drives have a link bar with a connection to the steering system then you should be able to adjust it there
    Starting with the drives centralised and any play in the steering system split moving the connection pin should work
    With single prop drives they have trim fins which may affect steering neutralising the propeller torque so worth checking first

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    Default Re: Steering Alignment

    My pair outdrives had either a toe in or a toe out, cannot remember which, so doing it visually by peering over back of boat might be an interesting exercise.
    This might not apply to duo props. ?

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    Default Re: Steering Alignment

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgit View Post
    My pair outdrives had either a toe in or a toe out, cannot remember which, so doing it visually by peering over back of boat might be an interesting exercise.
    This might not apply to duo props. ?
    Correct but what I am suggesting should not affect this

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie View Post
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    Correct but what I am suggesting should not affect this
    Just thinking out loud,if autopilot rudder feedback sensor fitted perhaps this will need adjusting as well if steering arm adjusted and what about rudder direction indicator ?
    Last edited by oldgit; 16-05-19 at 07:35.

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    Default Re: Steering Alignment

    Quote Originally Posted by oldgit View Post
    Just thinking out loud,if autopilot rudder feedback sensor fitted perhaps this will need adjusting as well if steering arm adjusted and what about rudder direction indicator ?
    Would the feed back not be connected to the tie bar which remains unaffected?

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