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Old 04-27-2011, 02:40 PM
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Rudder Shaving

It was pointed out to me that I need to file my rudder to help prevent it from pulling so hard when driving at towing speeds. I looked at it from the back of the boat the other day and the right side of the prop is worn to a rounded edge while the left side still has a nice edge. Any advice on this?

Currently its pulling well more than usual to the right. No slack in the cables, not bent, etc...
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:08 PM
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Go to this ski site: http://www.thewaterskiforum.com/forum.html
and enter Rudder Grind in the search menu. It will give you some good ideas of what is going on with your boats rudder.
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:12 PM
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I'd say don't do it, but if you must here is how
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:19 PM
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I would lean toward caution, I would not do it yet. Without pictures of the rudder, it sounds like it has been ground on already. The discussion on the water ski forum will give you everything to look for.
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:25 PM
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I would lean toward caution, I would not do it yet. Without pictures of the rudder, it sounds like it has been ground on already. The discussion on the water ski forum will give you everything to look for.
They come like that, you grind the other side to take the pull out of it.
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:39 PM
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They come like that, you grind the other side to take the pull out of it.
Without pictures it is hard to say. If someone has already shaved the right edge off / it has been rounded and you then shave the left side of the rudder, you are going to have an whole different issue. With a LH rotation you do not shave the left side, you shave the right side.
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Old 04-27-2011, 04:01 PM
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Without pictures it is hard to say. If someone has already shaved the right edge off / it has been rounded and you then shave the left side of the rudder, you are going to have an whole different issue. With a LH rotation you do not shave the left side, you shave the right side.
That somebody was at MC, just like all the other '92 PS 190s came like that. You take a tiny bit off the left side if you don't want it to pull any more, or you want it to pull less.
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Easy to do with a flat file. Personally I ground mine to get quite a bit MORE pull to the right.
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If you let go at speed and your wheel doesn't spin, there isn't enough pull.
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