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Location: San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
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I have a Bruce Roberts 44, center cockpit, ketch, that has had some steering issues. Mostly it's when under power the boat tends to wonder a lot. When I turn the wheel the turn starts slow, then turns a lot quickly, and is hard to correct. It makes the boat very touching and I'm constantly correcting it's over and under turning.
I have an old hydraulic steering system with autopilot. The steering works perfectly when using the autopilot. It's what I would call a 3/4 keel length boat so the keel runs back to the rudder, but is a little short in the front.
Can anyone tell me how I might make the boat steer more easily?
Last edited by mohaaron; 01-31-2019 at 02:03 PM.