Yamaha 115 Tiller very hard to steer?

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SteelheadGuy
Hey everyone, I bought my first boat and I've taken it out a few times now, but without having previous experience running a larger motor tiller handle I'm wondering if something is up with my motor or I'm doing something wrong. I have a 2019 Smoker Craft Pro Sportsman with a 115 Yamaha Tiller with 44 hours on it. To me the motor seems extremely hard to steer when I'm at speed, I literally have to use my body to lean into the tiller handle to get it to move the way I want it to. I'm not a small guy so it's not a strength issue by any means lol.

Has anyone else had a similar issue?
 
jamisonace
jamisonace
Is it hard to steer all the time or just at speed and is it hard in both directions or just when turning right?

Mine was always harder to push when turning right at full or near full speed. It would actually wear my arm out after a long haul.

Before I sold my sled I was looking at having a steering assist added so my arm didn't get such a work out.
 

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