Voo-doo Steering

1990 VooDoo with omc triple, wicked steering torque with P/S 4 inches below pad. Installing a jack plate to raise to 1.5 below, but this will probably make it worse. Is the new Bay Star hyd. system safe for this application?
                                               Thank You! Rolf

 

Rolf, 

The steering torque thing has me baffled. If the motor pulls or will make a left turn then you are too low on the transom. If it turns right or pulls that direction, then you’re too high. If that's the case I'd say the prop is messed up as at 4 inches below you should have no torque. Do not, I repeat do not, put hydraulic steering in it. Lets try to fix the problem as excessive torque is speed that's there just not found yet. The hydro steering will mask the problem. Try raising the motor but if that doesn't work then let me know your prop and which way the torque is. There has got to be a simple thing that is missing here and a lot of speed is for the asking. 

Waiting for the results,

Randy

 

 

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Thanks,
Mark C.

 

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