Boat wont hit top speed without trying to turn over.

Discussion in 'Boat Repair Help' started by Drawout, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. Drawout

    Drawout Active Member

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    What could possibly be the problem ? About half throtle its fine anything over that and the darn thing raises up on the right side trying to turn over , this is very scary any ideas ?
     
  2. Bobpaul

    Bobpaul New Member

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    Don't have a clue why, but then I've got any idea what boat and motor you have either.

    Share a little info.
     

  3. squirtspop

    squirtspop New Member

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    Do you have one of those dolphin tails or whale tails or whatever they are called on your motor? Might be one of those little rudders on the bottom of them came loose and turned the wrong way instead of straight ahead. Mine was and always pulled to the right but never did want to turn over.
     
  4. Drawout

    Drawout Active Member

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    sorry Bob its a 73 starlite boat with 100 hp evinrude.
     
  5. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    Something wrong with the hull?
     
  6. whitewhiskers

    whitewhiskers New Member

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    have you had it out of the water since this problem? has to be the hull(doughtful) or the motor, are the motor mounts in good shape or maybe loose causing the motor to twist at a certin speed? uuuh ya didn't leave the trailer on it did ya? :big_smile: :crazy:
     
  7. Drawout

    Drawout Active Member

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    No dolphin or whail tail hull seems fine to me. The boat raises up on one side like it wants to turn or turn over.
     
  8. Drawout

    Drawout Active Member

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    And lol did remove from trailer before launching.
     
  9. coach

    coach New Member

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    i won't miss the end of this saga !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:roll_eyes:
     
  10. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    Have you recently changed the prop? Changed anything or has it been this way as long as you've owned it?
     
  11. FishBrew

    FishBrew New Member

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    have you tried putting the anchor back in the boat? :big_smile:

    IF the boat/hull is not the issue, blind guess would be motor, or part of it, is moving under the torque. Either mounts lose or broken or lower unit/prop about to fall/break off.
     
  12. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    I had a remote control boat that did that once. One of the stabilzer fins on the bottom had broke off.
     
  13. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    Is it rising real hard on the left side when you power it up. If it is check the transom mount or the prop has a blade bent
     
  14. Drawout

    Drawout Active Member

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    Prop looks fairly well, anchor is in the boat lol, has done it since ive had it its an old boat i bought a few months back, could it be because im a big guy ,surely not since its a 17 foot boat :confused2:
     
  15. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    One way to tell is to scoot that big ole carcus over in the middle of the boat when you throttle it up.:lol:
     
  16. fishhook

    fishhook New Member

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    I've got a 26' Carver that used to make a hard left turn at about 3/4 throttle but it's a I/O with a Merc out drive and the cause was a loose gimbel ring so I would check to see how much side to side play it has in the motor mounting or steering.
     
  17. Willy

    Willy New Member

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    Move some weight onto the other side of the boat and see what happens. sometimes you have to balance the load and put it where it is needed.Find the sweet spot and I think your problem will be solved.
     
  18. Bobpaul

    Bobpaul New Member

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    It was my first thought, but decided to wait until more info was put out before suggesting a call to Jenny Craig:big_smile:

    To be sure about this, get a light weight to run the boat or even get a passenger, but don't tell them why.:roll_eyes:
     
  19. Drawout

    Drawout Active Member

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    Ill try that next time im out but just dont seem right i would never think that was possible in a boat that big but ill try it out. Thx guys:tounge_out:
     
  20. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    That's what we did, and we haven't had trouble since.