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The tiller fiction lever keeps coming loose on my tohatsu 50 and I keep having to retighten the nut. If I tighten the nut and set the lever all the way to the left (most resistance) it only stays that way for a little while then loosens up. Very frustrating. Are there any aftermarket kits that work better then factory for keeping friction on the tiller and limiting torque?
 

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Can you put a nylon lock nut on it?
It has one on it. Might try replacing and see if that works. Problem is if I want the lever to move (i.e. reduce the friction at slow speeds) then I can’t crank the nut all the way down which locks the lever. Might just say hell with it and locktite the thing in at a set position and deal with it.
 

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limiting torque?
Fix your trim tab. The friction lever is not designed to limit torque feedback. Adjust the trim anode by moving the trailing edge of the tab in the direction the boat is pulling. If it's making right hand turns by itself, adjust the trailing edge of the trim tab to the starboard side of the boat, then try again.
 

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Fix your trim tab. The friction lever is not designed to limit torque feedback. Adjust the trim anode by moving the trailing edge of the tab in the direction the boat is pulling. If it's making right hand turns by itself, adjust the trailing edge of the trim tab to the starboard side of the boat, then try again.
I will definitely try this. How much offset does it normally take to soften it?
 

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Check it out.
When you tighten that nut, do it with from the port side with the tiller all the way over to starboard and the lever all the way over to port.

It seems to be the only way to get it to stick.
 

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Glad I found this thread I’ve been dealing with the same thing on my 40 Hatsu
 
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