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Boat pulls right

I have a 2008 etec 115 with a jet prop on a 1856 legend ss flat bottom boat. I recently noticed that it starting pulling to the right. It has the hydraulic steering. Has anyone ever had this happen? Nothing has physically changed on the boat besides replacing a bad fuel injector.
Admiral
Posts: 5,704
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Boat pulls right

 

 

Inspect the hull, pump unit, engine mounting and steering component tightness, and for air in the hydraulics.  Turn the helm full lock each way to see if the pressure relief feel is about the same in both directions.

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