Thread: '06 GPR pulls to the left ?
08-17-2006, 09:03 PM #1
'06 GPR pulls to the left ?
I didn't install the pump shoe correctly. What is the best way to allign the shoe?
-installed R&D PPK w/shims.
-R&D 1200 grate.
Pulled to the left, adjusted front of grate, pulled less.
-installed R&D 1300 ride plate.
Still pulls left.
Alignment tips would be appreciated. (my practice hole plugs have held)
Last edited by steach; 08-17-2006 at 09:06 PM.
08-17-2006, 10:16 PM #2
- Join Date
- Nov 2005
- Charleston, SC
from your picture it looks like the ride plate is setting higher on one side, if it is shim the low side down. Shim it the same on both bolts or you will twist that plate.
08-17-2006, 10:47 PM #3
My plate looked similar versus the shoe and I was not veering. I leveled the plate to the shoe anyway and it made no difference in trajectory. It might have been just dumb luck. Also, despite the plate looking higher on the right versus the shoe, it looks lower on the right versus the trim tabs.
Did you accurately measure and adjust the steering nozzle position for a straight trajectory? I had to adjust mine (when stock) somewhat because it was incorrect from the dealer. 3mm off to specification. I was veering left. I also had to adjust my nozzle "up" about 1mm to match factory spec.
Last edited by howestek; 08-17-2006 at 11:04 PM.
08-17-2006, 10:51 PM #4
- Join Date
- Nov 2005
Adjust your sponsons.
08-18-2006, 06:14 AM #5Originally Posted by Green Hornet
08-18-2006, 07:25 AM #6
my guess is your intake grate may not be centered. use a feeler guage to confirm it is centered at the rear (shoe) and at the front bolting locations. if its off by .005 it can cause the boat to pull at 75+. at 80+ it must be perfect.
since your shoe is filled in,,,,my suggestion is to start with the intake grate and see if its off. adjust and take it out for a ride.
and yes, you plate could be skewed,,,its not uncommon. again, start with the intake grate and work your way back....one step at a time.
hope that helps.
Last edited by HopatcongGPR; 08-18-2006 at 07:27 AM.
08-18-2006, 07:42 AM #7
Be sure to look at the steering nozz to see if the dealer put that on strait. Some dealers will rush through the PDI Checklist and miss certain things or mis-align things.
Worth a shot. All of the other responses above mine are very possible as well.
08-18-2006, 09:09 AM #8
mine pulled due to my right sponsom not being stepped all the way down?? Spend a lot of time looking at other things, it would only pull when I would bolt up a aftermarket plate (angled plate) but when I would put the stock plate on pull whent away!
08-18-2006, 09:11 AM #9
don't all skis pull a little to the left and thus you have to adjust the steering nozzle a bit to compensate?
08-18-2006, 09:52 AM #10
- Join Date
- Jan 2006
- Texas City, Texas
I think that it has to do with the torque that engine is generating. The boat has a tendency to lean one way vs. the other.
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