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Skipper
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎08-29-2014

Hard to turn to port

I have a 135HO and it is hard to turn to port at speed. The motor has no trim tab. Should I install one?  I can adjust the motor trim and height but it is always harder to turn to port. 

Admiral
Posts: 7,054
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Hard to turn to port

I assume that you have cable steering and not hydraulic. You can add a trim tab to your gearcase to help minimize the propeller torque.

When you are trimmed out normally and at cruise, is the steering effort significant or very low?

 

 

 


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Skipper
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎08-29-2014

Re: Hard to turn to port

I do have hydraulic steering but it is hard to steer to port.  I called local e-tec dealer and he could not find a part number for the trim tab.  Do you have a part number for the LABB motor

Admiral
Posts: 7,054
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Hard to turn to port

I believe it is this number 0338742  for the trim tab. 

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



***************

The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.