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chopp
12-15-2012, 06:08 PM
Got some work done on our mastercraft a while back , which involved replacing the rudder. Now that we have been using it a bit this season i noticed that it turned one way alot more than the other. checked the rudder position abgles out and it turns 45 degress one way and 27.5 degrees the other. i thought it should turn equally both ways. does this sound right.
regards

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
12-15-2012, 06:18 PM
Something definatly is amiss, mine turns equally both directions. Probably just need the steering cable properly adjusted.

tph
12-15-2012, 09:20 PM
Maybe the arm that clamps onto the rudder post was not replaced in the original position.

chopp
12-15-2012, 09:56 PM
not sure how you adjust it but its hydraulic steering.

Kyle
12-16-2012, 12:42 AM
The rudder arm is keyed and only fits 1 way on the rudder. It is not splined. It is keyed like the old school props.


You will probably need to adjust the part of the cable that is on the floor bracket. Loosen where the clamp holds the cable and slide it in the appropriate direction to get even steering.


You will likely need to re adjust the steering wheel as well.

Find 12oclock on the steering assembly. Adjust cable at the floor bracket. Slide either in or out and make the rudder pretty straight.

The rudder should look like it is pulling left slightly. That is made up due to prop rotation.

chopp
12-17-2012, 06:29 PM
well i heard back from them and they said it was put back in the same adjustment as it was when they got it, so therefore it had to come like that from the mastercraft factory. as anyone heard of this happening.

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
12-17-2012, 08:54 PM
well i heard back from them and they said it was put back in the same adjustment as it was when they got it, so therefore it had to come like that from the mastercraft factory. as anyone heard of this happening.

hmmm, that a repair shop says that it was like that before they worked on it, never.......

Jerseydave
12-17-2012, 09:12 PM
The rudder should turn the same amount either way, even with hydraulic steering.
Do you have a pic of the steering assembly inside the boat at the rudder?
Maybe there is a sliding adjustment or a second hole for the rudder arm?

thatsmrmastercraft
12-17-2012, 09:15 PM
Pretty clear the shop dropped the ball here.

chopp
12-18-2012, 02:41 AM
Yeah I agree. But since I didn't check it before it went in I can't really say either way. Not sure about adjustments yet. Hopefully I will get a chance to look at it this weekend

Fletchergroup
02-18-2013, 07:52 PM
I have the same problem with my 08 xstar. Did you figure out how to fix your rudder issues?

chopp
02-19-2013, 06:28 PM
its actually still going through mastercraft australia. i find it very hard to get a reply from them , sometimes 2-3 weeks just for an email reply.

Thrall
02-25-2013, 04:14 PM
Awesome, another "honest" repair shop!:rolleyes:

chopp
02-25-2013, 04:47 PM
yeah has been a bit of a joke really. i now have a $100 000.00 boat that will only turn right in the river we go wakeboarding. its been back to have the engine aligned also because it wasn't done right when the initial repairs were done. the list of incompetence and disrespect to the boat goes on and on. finally heard back from mastercrarft australia, there sending me some hats (haha). I refuse to take it back the the mastercraft dealer i have had the problems with so they "may" be able to work something out or i will have to take it 3.5hours each way to another dealer , or to the local non-mastercraft dealer who has a great reputation and respects other peoples property. i'd say the warm weather will be gone by the time this ones sorted out.

Snipe
02-25-2013, 05:34 PM
I followed this thread, and for what it's worth, I would opt for the "local non-MasterCraft dealer" who has a great reputation and respects other peoples property. That's how you get repeat customers.

Fletchergroup
04-27-2013, 09:18 AM
its actually still going through mastercraft australia. i find it very hard to get a reply from them , sometimes 2-3 weeks just for an email reply.
Did you ever get your steering issues resolved? I did a fair amount of research over the winter and yesterday I decided to tackle my steering issues. It was actually pretty easy to fix. There is 2 steps you have to adjust the rudder then you have to adjust the steering wheel. I took a video and I am going to post it on YouTube in the next few days. I will post a link to it on this thread for you or anyone else that has had a similar problem.

SSMoose
04-27-2013, 11:25 AM
I followed this thread, and for what it's worth, I would opt for the "local non-MasterCraft dealer" who has a great reputation and respects other peoples property. That's how you get repeat customers.

The shop that respects property always gets my vote. I would pay more to know that I will be getting it back repaired correctly.

ctad
10-05-2013, 01:34 PM
Did you ever get that video posted? My rudder turns more to the left than the right as well.