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Re: Boat pulls to stbd moving fwd under power

Pull in the anchor! No, but; you might check for un even build up on your hull , boats in slips tend to grow uneven gardens!..Dale
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Boat pulls to stbd moving fwd under power

Check for loose motor mounts and/or alignment of drive shaft? Something's moved/changed.
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Re: Boat pulls to stbd moving fwd under power

One thing that might do it is water intrusion in the rudder that causes asymmetric swelling. It does not take much difference to cause the pulling effect. It happened to me the first year. I drained the rudder over the winter then sealed an opened seam. Next Spring, no more pull, and it never came back.

Check it when you haul.
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