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Kevin Baugh    78

Yep! Since some people still said it was not normal even after you quoted the manual I figure I would scan and post it. It is normal and not a flaw. Plus it can be adjusted to suit the owner with a grinder or a file or the adjustable rudder.

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h20king    796

centurion did not develop anything.Let me explain every boat manufacture uses the same underwater gear it is ALL made by marine hardware rudders ,struts,turn fins,and all manufactures connect thar rudder to the wheel with a teleflex cable with either a rack or rotary helm, so read other manufactures manuals do they all say there should be pull.do you all ways believe what you read do some research some of the higher end boats are water tested and ruder tuned before shipped from the factory,I also wonder why they are called tunable rudders hmmm???

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Kevin Baugh    78

I never said a thing about other manufactures

 

"So this answers the questions is it normal to have some pull to the right. The answer is yes in a Centurion it is normal to have some pull to the right."

 

Does it get much higherend than MasterCraft??

http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.p...mp;postcount=12

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Kevin Baugh    78

On the topic of other manfactures some go with a heavy pull some like Centurion go with a light pull

others go with none at all

Here is a waterski mag article http://waterskimag.com/how-to/2001/06/14/torqued-out/

 

So I say it again

 

So this answers the questions is it normal to have some pull to the right. The answer is yes in a Centurion it is normal to have some pull to the right

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h20king    796

kevin that is an old pro star nothing high end about that boat the ruder shown is not even made anymore and uses the old style flax packing to seal the rudder.pull is needed in tournament skiing to counter act the pull of the skier through the course but on wake and surf boats heavily loaded with a max pull speed of 28 MPH or less it is not needed you cannot compare the handling characteristics of a comp boat and a wake boat also centurion uses vented turn fins to counter act the side to side yaw created by a rider in tow

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h20king    796

my boat came with the adjustable rudder and has no pull I have never had to mess with it so I guess they messed up on my boat but if it would have had pull I would have adjusted it out as I prefer neutral steering as it makes it easier for others who do not drive the boat all the time such as my wife to operate so I can get a good pull .I also believe if your boat hooks hard right or left when you let go of the wheel that it is a safety concern.If you dont like the pull fix it I have explained how if you like it leave it alone happy boating and pray for sun....H

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Bigcatpt    408

We are not talking about the newer adjustable rudders. Its quite obvious that they can be tuned to go straight. The older style non adjustable rudders cause the boat to turn to one side. And according to the Centurion manual it is designed to do just that. Believe what you want. Take a grinder to it and change it if you want. Bottom line is the questions has been answered. It is normal for an older model centurion with a non adjustable rudder to pull to one side while at speed. Weather you like it or think its a good idea or a safety hazard is all up to your opinion.

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duffymahoney    10

Well put. I honestly don't care if it pulls a tiny bit.

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Kevin Baugh    78

I would agree well PUT! FYI that book would apply to 2010 Centurions since they don't have the adjustable rudder

 

This is a picture of the Standard none adjustable Centurion rudder as you can see the traling edge on the

rudder has been rounded

 

That MasterCraft was high end when it was new! The picture was old . The explanation....... timeless!!!

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Kevin Baugh    78

I was have that déjàvu feeling

http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/message...html?1083118078

:hope:

 

This is the standard rudder from the Centurion factory as you can see they have been ground on when they come from the factory

 

This is link of the Fineline east plant where they build Centurions and the lake where they lake test the boats

 

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&sour...mp;t=h&z=16

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Carter13    69
I was have that déjàvu feeling

http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/message...html?1083118078

:hope:

 

This is the standard rudder from the Centurion factory as you can see they have been ground on when they come from the factory

 

This is link of the Fineline east plant where they build Centurions and the lake where they lake test the boats

 

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&sour...mp;t=h&z=16

 

So if I were to lightly grind would it be along the entire bottom horizontal port side? Or just the stern half ?

Also does it need to be grinded up vertically a bit also?

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h20king    796

you can beat a dead horse all you want I share my knowledge of how to make your boat better those that listen are more than happy with the outcome and then there will always be those who think they know you guys can hate all you want I DONT CARE IT IS NOT MY BOAT do with it as you please but it is those people that will pay people like me big $$$$ to fix there mistakes like I said above if you dont like the pull fix it if it doesn't bother you leave it alone

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h20king    796

carter when you are ready to tune your rudder let me know and I will drive up and help you buy the beer

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Kevin Baugh    78

To counter the pull to the right you grind on the long vertical trailing edge of the port side

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Kevin Baugh    78

Your advice about tunning a ruder is right however this statement "It is not normal " about a Centurion pulling to the right is wrong

 

This kind of stuff sure makes it hard to cary on a coversation :hope:

"and then there will always be those who think they know you guys can hate all you want I DONT CARE IT IS NOT MY BOAT do with it as you please"

I always wonder how I let myself get sucked into threads with you. :crybaby::thumbup::stuart::shok:

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islander033    2
...... I will drive up and help you buy the beer

Come help me buy beer too!!! :hope:

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h20king    796

islander thats funny guess i should have said i will drive up and help tune the rudder if you buy the beer

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islander033    2
islander thats funny guess i should have said i will drive up and help tune the rudder if you buy the beer

This deal isn't 1/2 as good as the first one.....boooooo. :wallbash:

 

lol.

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Bigcatpt    408

I got as good of a laugh out of reading this thread the 2nd time as the 1st! :thumbsup:

 

I think even though it is normal for my boat to pull to the right when at speed I want to try a little grinding... (did I say that out loud?)

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grizfan    0

I got as good of a laugh out of reading this thread the 2nd time as the 1st! :thumbsup:

 

I think even though it is normal for my boat to pull to the right when at speed I want to try a little grinding... (did I say that out loud?)

That was my approach bigcatpt. I'm not gonna touch whether it's supposed to be there or not. :laughing:

 

My boat had a horrible hook to the right. I just wanted the hook gone. I believe I still have a slight pull to the right, but at most speeds the boat will track straight. It doesn't hunt and it doesn't feel like I'm driving an old truck with a bad steering box. I was really nervous about doing it after reading this old post, but it worked out well for my application. I am running an 817, so letting go of the steering wheel at 40mph+ (for a second!) was not an option before.

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Bigcatpt    408

I got as good of a laugh out of reading this thread the 2nd time as the 1st! :thumbsup:

 

I think even though it is normal for my boat to pull to the right when at speed I want to try a little grinding... (did I say that out loud?)

 

H do you want to come help me?? I figured you would be the first to volunteer.

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Shane MT    2

My 2005 Avalanche C4 was pulling hard to the right. After reading this thread, I pulled the grinder out and took the port side trailing edge of the rudder down about 3/4" at about a 30-degree angle. This solved the pull! I was so excited to take my hands off the wheel without that aggressive pull to the right. I'm honestly amazed that this worked. I really didn't take that much off. It took less than 5-minutes. 

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Avy06    1
On 6/22/2022 at 10:37 PM, Shane MT said:

My 2005 Avalanche C4 was pulling hard to the right. After reading this thread, I pulled the grinder out and took the port side trailing edge of the rudder down about 3/4" at about a 30-degree angle. This solved the pull! I was so excited to take my hands off the wheel without that aggressive pull to the right. I'm honestly amazed that this worked. I really didn't take that much off. It took less than 5-minutes. 

Can you send me a pic? I need to do this too and it would be very helpful.

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