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Old 14-05-2012, 08:31 PM   #1
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can anyone advise me,after rebuilding the r21 over the last 3 months tried it for the first time sunday in poole boat went well was pulling 5500 rpm on laser23p but when trimmed out could hardly turn steering wheel to left i thought the seastar steering would be more neutral,has any one else had this problem comments welcome thanks nick
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Old 14-05-2012, 08:42 PM   #2
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Old 14-05-2012, 11:49 PM   #3
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What engine/ Hp and what height is the propshaft set at?

Also, what Ring 21 is it? Is the engine transom mounted or on a gill bracket?

Seastar shouldnt be that tight unless your jacked to the moon or you have another issue.
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Check weather youve got a torque tab on the skeg, if the gearbox was on a twin rig it wont have which will make steering really heavy (more so when turning left)
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Steering on our ring used to get much heavier if trimmed right out (over trimmed).

That was with hydraulic and turning a chopper prop.

trimmed back in a bit it was fine.

This may be an issue if you are overtrimming resulting in a huge rooster tail but actually a loss of speed.
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Old 15-05-2012, 06:08 PM   #6
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What engine/ Hp and what height is the propshaft set at?

Also, what Ring 21 is it? Is the engine transom mounted or on a gill bracket?

Seastar shouldnt be that tight unless your jacked to the moon or you have another issue.
hi thanks for your reply r21 has gill bracket and mercury200 all factory fitted from new the cavitation plate on the motor look,s about 4 to 6 inches higher than the bottem of boat. when trimmed out you can hardly turn the wheel to the left The only other thing is it has bennett trim tabs which i have set parrallel to the bottem of boat.
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Steering on our ring used to get much heavier if trimmed right out (over trimmed).

That was with hydraulic and turning a chopper prop.

trimmed back in a bit it was fine.

This may be an issue if you are overtrimming resulting in a huge rooster tail but actually a loss of speed.
thanks for the reply i think your right as when trimmed out there was a big rooster tail,what speed did you get with chopper and what rpm would motor pull cheers nick
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I'm afraid you will have to live with it or upgrade to a sea star pro system.
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thanks for the reply i think your right as when trimmed out there was a big rooster tail,what speed did you get with chopper and what rpm would motor pull cheers nick
Used to spin up to about 6700 /6800rpm and was good for mid 60s. That was with a worked 22 chopper. Motor was on a bracket but lifted up a hole or two. Really well behaved set up. R21c with a 200 xr2
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I'm afraid you will have to live with it or upgrade to a sea star pro system.
i thought the only differnce between the standard steering and the pro was the helm making it more positive with less play
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Check weather youve got a torque tab on the skeg, if the gearbox was on a twin rig it wont have which will make steering really heavy (more so when turning left)
thanks for the reply i take it you mean the adjustable trim tab underneath the cavitation plate above the prop
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Very helpful answer!
Were all your other 39 posts as informative.
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i thought the only differnce between the standard steering and the pro was the helm making it more positive with less play

afraid not, the standard helms are 1000psi and the pro is 1500psi, hoses are also different but the rear rams are interchangable
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