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Old 31-07-2013, 14:37   #1
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Island Packet 35 helm question

Sea trialing an Island Packet 35 there was very hard starboard helm when under power. When the auto pilot failed (as it did several times) the boat swung hard to if a wild jibe. When it was hauled everything looked good. A different broker said that he had experienced the same thing when delivering two separate IP 35s. Can't imagine they have sold as many as they have if this is typical. Any thoughts??
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Old 31-07-2013, 15:50   #2
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Re: Island Packet 35 helm question

We answer a similar thread some time ago, i guess you have your prop shaft pointing a bit to port or starboard , is not in the true centerline of the boat, under power prop wash the side of the rudder pushing the helm in question, live with it because is a normal thing in IP, you can maybe use the wheel brake to mitigate the helm, or use the sails and use the engine only for docking....
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