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Old 10-21-2010, 02:58 PM
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<span style="font-size: small"><span style="font-family: Comic Sans MS">hi everyone,

i am a newbie and i got my 1st speedboat 30kph its a joysway offshore warrior lite
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i took her for a test run today she seems to go straight'ish until the power kicks in and she get a bit of lift then shes wants to go left. i think its because the battery is mounted on the left hand side of the boat and once shes out of the water she wants to list to the left.

if im right, the question is should i beputting right rudder into keep her straight and risk loosing efficiency in a right hand turn. or should i be putting some weight on the right hand side and risk loosing power.

or am i thinking down the wrong line, should i be doing something else. im used to flying rc planes, and i have just started with boats.

so any advice is great. thanks all.

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Time to get into specifics. Here is some things to look at and check out:
1) which way does the prop spin looking at the boat's transom?
2) what is the prop made out of, plastic, berillium copper or stainless steel?
3) is the prop sharpened and balanced?
4) which side is the rudder on?
5) do you have any pictures you can show us

These questions will help us in diagnosing your problem as there could be a couple of things causing it. Somehow I don't think battery location alone is causing your problem and countersteering just scrubs speed. Seeing pictures might show us soomething wrong that you may not have thought about
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HJ,
prop is plastic and the rudder is on the right.

he may have to give it some right trim, he may be able to the some adjustment on the turn fins.
here is a pic and the link.

http://www.storacingproducts.com/joy...tml?cs_cookies[cart_languageC]=EN&cs_cookies[secondary_currencyC]=gbp&cs_cookies[stat_uniq_code]=958827&cs_cookies[csid]=4f98bde1868f9f6d1701d2e4bae40a20

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Old 10-22-2010, 12:44 AM
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thanks guy. just off to work but when i get home at dinner i will have a look at the boat and take some pics.

quite alot to look at, wow time to do some homework and reading.
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Hi HJ,

Ihave included a pic. The prop rotates anti clockwise.

The rudder and prop is plastic and the rudder is on the right hand side.

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Old 10-22-2010, 01:37 PM
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I was thinking it might be a propwalk issue and a thicker unsharpened prop. That just went out the window with the picture of the prop. Looks to be a carbon fiber and not plastic, though I could be wrong

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