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08-22-2010, 04:27 PM
I've never had a twin drive boat. Pardon my ignorance, but how does the steering work? In particular, how do you get the drives aligned, and how much work is it to keep them aligned? How often is usually necessary to adjust it?

Ed Donnelly
08-22-2010, 05:28 PM
One ram per drive and an adjustable rod joining the two drives...Ed

08-22-2010, 05:36 PM
Thanks, I gather that's with external steering, right Ed?

How's the non-external steering work?

(Also, do they still trim independently or are they leveled and trimmed together? I thought they were trimmed independently. If so, how's that work with them tied together?)

08-22-2010, 06:11 PM
Here's what you need.
Look at section 5-1

08-25-2010, 02:30 PM
Mike, in non-hipo apps the drives are purely stand-alone with no tie bar. Moving up, they'll add a tie bar, but the drives can still trim independent to some extent. Of course, at the high end it's just as Ed said.