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VetteLT193
09-08-2013, 09:17 AM
My brother is taking my boat east today. We stuck it on the trailer yesterday and last night during final prep he says to me.... I swear the left drive is more left than the right. I measure it up and sure enough the drives are toe out by 3 or so inches. Before we square this up is there any reason for this extreme toe out?

BUIZILLA
09-08-2013, 10:09 AM
3".... that ain't right...

I can't imagine more than 1/8"-1/4" being necessary

is something bent or broken?

Conquistador_del_mar
09-08-2013, 12:43 PM
From talking to my performance boat shop neighbor, if you are spinning the props outwards you want the drives set about 1/8 to 1/4" closer at the trailing propshafts than the transom assemblies. The opposite if turning the props inwards. This accomodates for the drive flex at speed to make them parallel.

MOP
09-08-2013, 01:06 PM
You need the toe in or out depending on rotation, without it the drives oscillate the same way a road vehicle does without toe in. It does away with the oscillation and keeps the slack out of the steering.

VetteLT193
09-08-2013, 06:01 PM
Nothing bent, nothing broken... I might have 50 hours on the boat. The hydraulic steering and tie bar was set up like this by Donzi.

My only blind guess is they had a tie bar set up for a big block boat then never adjusted it. Props do spin in if I recall correctly.

G-MAN
09-08-2013, 07:27 PM
If your props spin in I would set it toed in 1/4" and see how it likes it