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  • my new 4.5 first time on the water

    took the poly out for a quick spin and loved it
    only thing i noticed is once i get in it leans to the right side (90kg) is there a way i can correct it ?
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  • #2
    It’s an easy fix, lose some weight or get a fat deckie.
    5.3 walk through cuddy 115hp Suzuki 4 stroke 80lb Minn Kota

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    • #3
      makes sense
      light and easy for me then

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      • #4
        Originally posted by polyFrank View Post
        It’s an easy fix, lose some weight or get a fat deckie.
        or the other option, lose a little weight and get a small decky. Worked for me!
        Just wingin it.

        White 4.55 SC, 60HP Yamaha 4st.

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        • #5
          Hi Lou

          I noticed with my old 4.55 with a 50hp Suzuki 4st it did the same thing underway, especially if there was a side wind. Although once at anchor it didnt move much at all.

          Weight distribution is important.

          I fitted a permatrim to the motor and that assisted in getting on the plane a lot quicker and made it lean alot less

          The trim is also important, i found I had to use the trim alot to get the best performance from the motor, setting it to get on the plane then adjusting it to keep the boat level on the plane, it also assisted in reducing the amount of lean.

          See this article for some interesting info on steering systems
          https://www.jamestowndistributors.co...t.do?docId=686
          Cheers
          Dave
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          • #6
            Originally posted by McGyver View Post
            get a small decky
            Yeah but you married yours!
            When I was a boy....

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Lou065 View Post
              took the poly out for a quick spin and loved it
              only thing i noticed is once i get in it leans to the right side (90kg) is there a way i can correct it ?
              You may install the Trim Tab. There was a thread regarding to this issue.

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              • #8
                Hey Lou

                how did you go with the leaning issue? Had a chance to get out again?
                Cheers
                Dave
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