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Vision setup

Have questions about setting up your boat? Engine height, setback, prop, etc.
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Re: Vision setup

Post by idvette » May 21, 2012 11:12 am

It stays straight

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Re: Vision setup

Post by transomstand » May 21, 2012 11:20 am

That's the no feedback. It's nice that you don't have the pull of the torque steer, but you see the bad part, ya can't turn the damn wheel.
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Re: Vision setup

Post by idvette » May 21, 2012 11:23 am

It wasn't like that before I installed the jackplate, is it because the motor is higher?

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Re: Vision setup

Post by transomstand » May 21, 2012 11:44 am

idvette wrote:It wasn't like that before I installed the jackplate, is it because the motor is higher?

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Partially, yes. As the torque steer increases, that steering system will get harder to turn. I had that system in a boat with a 90 horse motor, and I took it out, it just steered too hard.

It has to be near impossible to drive a high performance V-hull effectively with that steering. Your steering inputs need to be sharp and quick, overcoming the clutch in that system just won't allow those type of inputs.
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Re: Vision setup

Post by idvette » May 21, 2012 12:25 pm

Well that's not the best news I've had...

The previous owner was able to drive this boat over 80mph, when he took me out it was a windy day, we hit 77 but backed out because of the gusts. I didn't like the way the boat handled, was only able to push it to about 70, but it was all over the place, lack of experience was what I thought, motor height was the general concensus. So I put a 6" jackplate on it, motor was bolted to the transom. When I took it out on saturday, it handled a lot better, got it up to 65 before there was any drama, thought I had fixed the problem for the most part :( what's the difference between feedback and non-feedback steering?

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Re: Vision setup

Post by transomstand » May 21, 2012 12:44 pm

The NFB has some type of clutch setup in the helm. It's designed to eliminate the pull on the wheel from engine/prop torque. It does serve that purpose, but also eliminates the feel in your hands. You need to know how hard the steering is pulling, it's a valuable setup tool, and will also warn you just before you reach blowout speed(when the torque suddenly goes away).
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Re: Vision setup

Post by idvette » May 21, 2012 1:44 pm

Is there a part number, or series type that I should look for? Like I said, mine is a teleflex system, I see many other boaters use teleflex, do they build both types?

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Re: Vision setup

Post by transomstand » May 21, 2012 1:59 pm

They've had several systems over the years. I'm not up on all the styles that they sold (I'm a Ride Guide kinda guy), but usually parts are not interchangable from one style to the next.

If you can ID which system you have, I could probably help research it for you.
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Re: Vision setup

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Re: Vision setup

Post by idvette » May 21, 2012 2:10 pm

I'll poke my head under the dash right now while I can. We're supposed to be getting terrible thunderstorms any time, otherwise I'd be on the lake lol

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