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spherren 05-21-2007 11:41 PM

I just bought a 06 V-ride and the steering if let go of the wheel wants to turn hard right. I know there is a adjusted on the rudder, is that for torque steer??

266crownlinebr 05-22-2007 1:16 AM

I am not sure about new boats, but older v-drives do turn due to the water from the prop hitting the rudder. Those were with cable steering though. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by 266crownlinebr on May 22, 2007)

yosquire 05-22-2007 7:35 AM

My 04 VLX will drive straight as an arrow with the hands off the wheel. <BR> <BR>So it should go straight. Not sure what the adjustment is though.

rson 05-22-2007 7:39 AM

Yes there is a flap on the rudder to adjust "positive pressure" on the steering wheel. This is also know as Rudder torque. <BR> <BR>This stemmed from Slalom days when the drivers wanted some "feel" to the steering wheel. <BR> <BR>If you think it is more than that, have your local shop adjust the rudder. <BR> <BR>http://www.waterskimag.com/article.jsp?ID=12220 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>(Message edited by rson on May 22, 2007)

rson 05-22-2007 7:44 AM

Look here: <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.malibuboats.com/Default.aspx?pageID=53" target="_blank">http://www.malibuboats.com/Default.aspx?pageID=53</a>

tracktor 05-22-2007 10:30 AM

My VLX didn't have a tab so I ground the rudder to offset the pull. Works great now........

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