If steering effort is not equal in both
directions, adjust the trim tab to
compensate for ''torque steer,''
which is the reaction of the outboard
motor to propeller rotation.
Adjust the trim tab with the engine
stopped. Loosen the bolt above the
trim tab, turn the trim tab, and then
tighten the bolt securely.
When the trim tab is correctly
adjusted, steering effort will be equal
in both directions.
TRIM TAB ADJUSTMENT
When operating in shallow water, use
the power trim/tilt switch (p.
tilt the outboard motor so that the
propeller and gear case won't hit the
Proceed at low speed, and monitor
water flow from the cooling system
outboard motor is not tilted so high
that the water intakes are out of the
An excessive trim/tilt angle during
operation can cause propeller
ventilation, overheating, and water
pump damage. This type of damage
is not covered by the
) to be sure the
(when transom angle is 12°)