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ACM197
05-06-2011, 02:27 AM
On my 2006 197; MCX w/ 1:1 and ACME prop, at higher speeds and flat water, it slowly starts to drift/swim/float a little to the right and left when pulling a footer. This problem is intermittent--not sure if it has something to do with the slow current and angle of attack, or a possible bent rudder? Has anyone else experienced this and found a solution? Thank you

jkski
05-06-2011, 07:58 AM
Is your rudder "loaded" (ground on one edge) at all? I can recall a similar feeling from some of my 197's on nice flat water until I loaded the rudder to place a slight constant tension on the wheel.

east tx skier
05-06-2011, 10:17 AM
Check your tracking fins. Maybe one of them is bent.

Sodar
05-06-2011, 10:24 AM
Is your rudder "loaded" (ground on one edge) at all? I can recall a similar feeling from some of my 197's on nice flat water until I loaded the rudder to place a slight constant tension on the wheel.

Exactly. If the rudder is "neutral", it does tend to fishtail a bit.