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Old 07-09-2010, 05:26 PM
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Hey everyone I am ready to run my illusion tunnel and was just wondering how much travel my motor needs to have to turn the boat. I have approx an inch in both directions and had heard that is way to much I only need an 8th inch or so. Is this right?

Old 07-09-2010, 05:51 PM
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Pretty much ... outboards really need such minimal deflection either side of center too turn well. Too much will just have hull hooking and going in with a big splash and engine taking a big gulp ... both bad [:-]
Old 07-12-2010, 06:17 PM
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What you want is around maybe 1/2" to 3/4" in those "just in case" requirements.. When running, you will need just a little to make the turn.

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