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Old 02-22-2016, 09:07 PM
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Tracking / Rudder Issue??

Hey everyone looking for some help here. I'm having an issue with my 08 X2 when trimmed up all the way, once I hit about 38-40 the rear end wants to walk back and forth. I can feel what feels like cable slop almost bumping the steering wheel simultaneuosly with the loose tracking. When trimmed down all the way, no problem at all. Any input with this would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-29-2016, 03:31 PM
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What do you mean by "trimmed all the way up"? Trim tabs?
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Old 02-29-2016, 03:56 PM
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Does it need to be "trimmed all the way up?" I feel like if you are going that fast and it's stable with the trim tab down, there might be a reason for that.
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Old 02-29-2016, 04:57 PM
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Have someone move the rudder back and forth while you hold the wheel and see if there is a lot of play in there.
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Old 02-29-2016, 06:53 PM
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Have someone move the rudder back and forth while you hold the wheel and see if there is a lot of play in there.


While he's on plane??
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Old 02-29-2016, 08:35 PM
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While he's on plane??
It would be easier to check if the boat stays on the trailer
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Old 02-29-2016, 10:07 PM
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Haha thanks for the responses guys. I will try holding the wheel & having my wife wiggle on the rudder...in the garage on the trailer of course ��

By "trimmed up" i mean with the attitude plate up all the way...sometimes just being down 40% takes care of it, depends on load / water conditions.
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Old 02-29-2016, 10:14 PM
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It would be easier to check if the boat stays on the trailer


As usual you make a great point!!!! I didn't think it through all the way.
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Old 02-29-2016, 10:18 PM
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Haha thanks for the responses guys. I will try holding the wheel & having my wife wiggle on the rudder...in the garage on the trailer of course ��

By "trimmed up" i mean with the attitude plate up all the way...sometimes just being down 40% takes care of it, depends on load / water conditions.
My dad has a Barefoot Sanger Outboard and if you trim it up too much it gets squirmy. That happens when too much boat is out of the water.
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