Boat is listing.

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Boat is listing.

Postby wschneid » Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:01 pm

I recentely purchased an 86 32' fly bridge sedan. I have it in a covered slip and I noticed that the boat lists about 3-5 degrees to port.My water tank is near full. Could that be the problem? I checked the bilges and there is not enough in them to cause that list. Anyone have any ideas?

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Re: Boat is listing.

Postby GB49 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:15 pm

Yes. Full water tank makes the 32 list. Did the same for the 28' Fisherman & Express.
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Re: Boat is listing.

Postby Fastjeff » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:54 am

My 32 footer did that as well. Frustrating.

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Re: Boat is listing.

Postby wschneid » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:28 am

Thanks guys. I may look for a location to put another wate tank.

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Re: Boat is listing.

Postby jralbert » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:43 pm

ditto on the list. It was pretty visible. Those 30 gals of water weigh 240 lbs. A heavyweight. But it didn't hurt anything.
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Re: Boat is listing.

Postby Fastjeff » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:33 am

I recall wanting to place a bunch of concrete slabs to the right of the batteries to correct that list (but never got around to it).

My 32 footer usually aimed itself in another direction when on the hook overnight. (How about yours?) You'd see all these plastic boats aimed one way and mine another! It was weird.

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