My Boat Pulls to the Right.
Often times, tournament ski boats had the right trailing edge of the rudder ground ever so slightly with the purpose of causing the boat to have a constant rightward pull. Your boat is normal. In my case, once I got used to it, driving a boat without this pull feels strange. My unsolicited advice is to not mess with it and learn to love it.
If you have tried to get used to it and cannot. You can achieve neutral steering by grinding the opposite trailing edge of the rudder. Remember though, a little goes a long way. For example, the amount taken off the entire trailing edge of my rudder (pictured) is enough to cause the wheel to spin at speed if you don't hang onto it. You have to look closely to see the modification, but it does go along the entire trailing edge.
Cardinal rule. Grind a tiny bit and water test. Repeat as needed.
Previous: 1993 Prostar 205
Red 1998 Closed Bow Ski Boat, Ford 351, 310 hp, Acme 4 blade, Perfect Pass SG.
Tyler Ski Club
To me, this forum is about love of inboard boats. It is about the sharing of information and, on a good day, some humor. It is not about post count, brand of boat, or any other superfluous labels that lend themselves to a false sense of superiority. Please, respect one another, try to pass on accurate information, and keep your eye on the ball.
Last edited by east tx skier; 03-15-2006 at 11:30 AM.