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    I have heard this complaint from others too, with droop,p/d, higher it's set the harder too steer.Is there anything I can do over the winter to fix this . I want to add a wedge,thats not gonna help.thanks for any idea's/experience

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    Post a pic of your current set up. If you don't already have one, the swivel is a must on the end of the steering cable to the diverter arm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerroost View Post
    I have heard this complaint from others too, with droop,p/d, higher it's set the harder too steer.Is there anything I can do over the winter to fix this . I want to add a wedge,thats not gonna help.thanks for any idea's/experience

    A down wedge ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeper CP View Post
    A down wedge ?

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    Really? Are you seriuos? No Down wedge, He said it was hard to steer with it in the up position. He wants to go BIGGER!!!!!!!

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    Ya up wedge, i never run fully down anyway so I think I can afford more roost. not sure what degree to get? also ,it's not hard to turn when it's not running




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    Since the only hinge is a dry pin with a vinyl bushing, when you have the diverter at its highest point, it is putting the pins in a bind, nothing that you do, aside from maybe lubing up the pins with grease, will help this out. Typically the higher the roost the harder it is to steer, i would also assume that if you left the diverter all the way up, and let off the gas, it would be rather easy to turn, just dont pound on the gas pedal with the nozzle turned, that could be bad for you lol.

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    A shoe and ride plate addition might really help that set up. If the boat is getting pretty nose high, you may be dragging that reverse bucket in the water when at full roost. That drives the tail down into the water further.

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    frist lets be clear, if your asking why your boat wont turn when roosting its physics .jet boats need out put thrust to turn [water to water ,not water to air ] .if its just hard to turn the wheel cable might be binding .

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    it's hard to turn the wheel . the boat response. if it was a cable prob,one would think it would be consistant

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    Quote Originally Posted by seb454 View Post
    frist lets be clear, if your asking why your boat wont turn when roosting its physics .jet boats need out put thrust to turn [water to water ,not water to air ] .
    Thats not all true..........

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    yeah check the pins .... plus that thing is too shiny to have actually seen water
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    Water hitting water is not what propels a jet boat forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seb454 View Post
    frist lets be clear, if your asking why your boat wont turn when roosting its physics .jet boats need out put thrust to turn [water to water ,not water to air ] .if its just hard to turn the wheel cable might be binding .
    Here you go buddy. Our old Rogers a few years back. Here is a thread about that subject.

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    frist lets be clear, if your asking why your boat wont turn when roosting its physics .jet boats need out put thrust to turn [water to water ,not water to air ] .if its just hard to turn the wheel cable might be binding .
    This is bad information.

    The Physics involved here is; '"That for every action, there is an opposite and equal reaction". (Newton's Third Law)

    The action is putting the steerinig nozzle at an angle to the thrust line which redirects the water. When the nozzle pushes the water sideways, the water creates an opposite force on the nozzle that pushes the back of the boat the opposite direction. (the opposite and equal reaction).

    Water to water has NOTHING to do with it.

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