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Old 13-08-2006, 07:36 PM   #1
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hi guys im new to all this boating lark need a bit of help just bought ring 16 with old 6 cylinder 90 merc on had 50 mph out of it but it felt very unstable . the boat leans to the right and when you come off power it feels like the boaat is falling on its side,scares the s**t out of me . the kids wont go in the boat now any ideas ?? thanks
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Old 13-08-2006, 08:21 PM   #2
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trimmed in too far???

engine very low in water????
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Old 13-08-2006, 08:45 PM   #3
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where did you buy the boat from ?
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Old 13-08-2006, 08:52 PM   #4
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got it from highway marine sandwich it was a brokeridge boat so they are not interested problem
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Old 13-08-2006, 09:06 PM   #5
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and the answers to my questions
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Old 13-08-2006, 09:08 PM   #6
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Sounds like the engine needs offsetting to counteract engine torque.....check if the engine is off centre on the transom to the right looking from rear.....had this problem on a cabin cruiser with a 60 outboard.....moved the engine to the right about 1" ...after that it was fine
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Old 13-08-2006, 09:10 PM   #7
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how do you mean trimed to far ,how do i change height of motor
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how do you mean trimed to far ,how do i change height of motor
trim the engine level and look from the bottom of the transom to see how much lower the centre of the prop is below the boat. sometimes if its really low this will cause the boat to lean over onto drivers side.

also when asking about trim position. if the engine was trimmed right in against the transom this can also cause the same thing to occur

so did you trim the engine out when running?
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how do i change height of motor
you may not have to as only way would be to un bolt it from the transom and move it
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Old 13-08-2006, 09:21 PM   #10
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had engine trimmed in as far as it would go it seemed a bit more stable
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had engine trimmed in as far as it would go it seemed a bit more stable
thats probably your problem then
try it next time and trim out
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Old 13-08-2006, 09:26 PM   #12
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thanks for help will give it a try got so i dont want to take it out put boat on ebay a couple of days ago might keep if it works
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put boat on ebay a couple of days ago
Item number ???

maybe somebody knows it and could offer some more help
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if you haven't got a trim guage then i'd trim it level (prop at same angle as bottom of hull) whilst sat on trailer and sit in drivers seat, turn and look at cowl, pick a point that you can see then when you are out in sea you can judge where the trim is.
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Old 13-08-2006, 10:55 PM   #15
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Did post the height & offset in a previous ring 16 thread, cant find it at the mo though have a search for it
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