Engines lay off to the side when tilted

Ask questions about the World Cat power catamaran!
Bigfoot2
Posts: 92
Joined: Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:37 pm
Boat Year: 2006
Boat Mfg: Worldcat
Boat Model: 27te
Location: Hewlett, NY
Contact:

Engines lay off to the side when tilted

Postby Bigfoot2 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:58 pm

I have a 2006 27te. Recently replaced the helm and steering is now working perfect but when I tilt my engines up, they lean off to the side, until they hit motor well. It is leaving a mark on the engine cowling. I don't remember this happening before. Is it common or is it a problem? Any easy fix? The steering was power bled and is very responsive.
2006 Worldcat 27te Twin 225 hondas

Bruce
Posts: 12
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:06 am

Re: Engines lay off to the side when tilted

Postby Bruce » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:31 am

I have the same 2006 TE. My engines always did touch the motor well when fully tilted up and turned.

CEMSGUY
Posts: 130
Joined: Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:35 pm
Boat Year: 2001
Boat Mfg: World Cat
Boat Model: 226

Re: Engines lay off to the side when tilted

Postby CEMSGUY » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:59 pm

Do you find yourself having to re-align the motors? If so, you may have a corroded cylinder wall in one, or both, of your hydraulic rams. You would need to pull the glands off the ram and remove the cylinder from the motor so you can look through the cylinder. I've had 2 of them go bad.
2001 WC 226SF w/2014 150 E-tecs, Garmin 8212, GMR18, Furuno FCV-620 w/M260 and P66

Bigfoot2
Posts: 92
Joined: Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:37 pm
Boat Year: 2006
Boat Mfg: Worldcat
Boat Model: 27te
Location: Hewlett, NY
Contact:

Re: Engines lay off to the side when tilted

Postby Bigfoot2 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:18 pm

No - haven't had to realign the motors in a long time.
The cylinders were both replaced about 3 years ago
2006 Worldcat 27te Twin 225 hondas

politesm
Posts: 19
Joined: Wed May 23, 2012 10:25 am
Boat Mfg: world cat
Boat Model: SD

Re: Engines lay off to the side when tilted

Postby politesm » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:11 pm

Sounds like your hydrolic rams may need replacing. But just to be sure, bleed the lines. I do it every other year. I replaced mine rams a few years back, and still, bleed the lines every other year. Call Sea Star and they can provide you with the bleeding sequnce. The fact that the engines are independent & so far apart they tend to come out of line after awhile. With a second person its about a 25 minute job. Well worth it.
Capt Mike
WC owner since 03

FishPirate
Posts: 220
Joined: Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:21 pm
Boat Year: 2002
Boat Mfg: World Cat
Boat Model: 246 DC
Location: SW Florida

Re: Engines lay off to the side when tilted

Postby FishPirate » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:56 pm

Center your engines and cut 4 pieces of 3/4 inch PVC pipe that will just cover the exposed cylinder rod on each side of the steering cylinder. Cut a slot the full length of the pipe wide enough so you can snap them on over the rods with your fingers. They will act as stops when the engines try to lay over. If I remember right the ones I made for my previous boat were about 4 3/8 inches long.
Life is short...Death is long...Go fishing Now!
2002 WC 246DC W/2004 Honda 150's, dual Lowrance HDS 7s w/StructureScan, Simrad radar, Raymarine SG2 AP

skibum
Posts: 10
Joined: Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:34 pm
Boat Year: 2006
Boat Mfg: worldcat
Boat Model: 270 tournament express

Re: Engines lay off to the side when tilted

Postby skibum » Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:03 pm

I have had this issu since I go get the 270te n 06. I add a 4 inch section of slit plastic tubing to the left side of each engines line. Works great.Opps. I mean add to right side line of both engines.

User avatar
DAY_OFF
Posts: 210
Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:05 pm
Boat Year: 2005
Boat Mfg: WORLDCAT
Boat Model: 250DC
Contact:

Re: Engines lay off to the side when tilted

Postby DAY_OFF » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:26 pm

Add the pvc to both sides, they can flop either direction if left straight up forward. I just go ahead and turn the motors to the side as I know they will end up there anyway,

On another note, make a second set of pvc to hold the motors straight forward. If you have a steering hydraulic failure, both motors can turn any direction they please. With the motors "pvc" locked straight forward, you can steer home with just the throttles.
2005 250 DC, 150 Hondas, Garmin 741XS, Simrad AP16,
Sitex ADF, Icom 422, Canon Electric Downriggers

NIGHTIDES
Posts: 93
Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:41 pm

Re: Engines lay off to the side when tilted

Postby NIGHTIDES » Wed May 09, 2018 9:50 pm

My engines use to flop over all the time till I eliminated all possible fluid by-pass sources one by one.

Now they stay in the middle and never flop over when trimmed all the way up. Been all good going on 4 years.

My view is something is by-passing fluid in your system. Something to consider.

skibum
Posts: 10
Joined: Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:34 pm
Boat Year: 2006
Boat Mfg: worldcat
Boat Model: 270 tournament express

Re: Engines lay off to the side when tilted

Postby skibum » Tue May 22, 2018 4:52 pm

I also have a 2006 270te. Have same engine problem. I use a 3 or 4- inch piece of a plastic rod inserted on the engines steering rod when they have been out of the water & tilted. Works great.


Return to “Cat Talk”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests