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LakePerson1952
09-10-2012, 04:27 PM
My 2010 Outback DD seems to have loose steering - if I take my hand off the wheel, the boat will begin to pull to the starboard with the wheel continuing to turn the longer I don't hold it. It seems to me that when I bought the boat about a year ago in would stay stationary if I let go (some slight tension on the steering column). What do other boats do? Is there and adjustment to tighten the steering? Thanks.

KSmith
09-10-2012, 07:12 PM
Swap rudders with Garn...

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?19067-Loading-the-Rudder

LakePerson1952
09-10-2012, 09:40 PM
Swap rudders with Garn...

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?19067-Loading-the-Rudder

LOL - I do kind of want the opposite from Garn - right now, my wheel tends to want to spin a bit to the right - not really noticable unless I need to let go of the wheel for a second but it does spin if given a chance and the boat would begin to turn in a tighter and tighter circle if allowed to continue. When I first got the boat the steering was tighter - maybe it would drift slowly if given a chance but there wasn't the almost immediate turn. I would just like to make the steering stiffer.

MasterMind3002
09-10-2012, 10:30 PM
I don't know if that's normal or not, but I can tell you my 08 Outback stays nice and straight when I let go of the wheel.

Garn
09-12-2012, 12:49 PM
You could try just the opposite of what I'm going to do. Instead of grinding the trailing edge of the starboard side of your rudder, grind the port side.