Leaning Boat


Old 07-23-07, 04:33 AM
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Leaning Boat

I just bought a 1977 Sea Flite, deep V bottom, 351w Ford engine, Volvo Penta outboard. It runs great and strong. My problem is though, when I'm just cruising, the boat leans to one side. Even with nothing on the boat except myself and my wife, and it always the same side. What can I do to quit leaning?
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Old 07-23-07, 09:05 AM
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I would think the leaning is due to a weight distribution problem. Even though it is just you and your wife on the boat. How much of a lean are we talking about and which was does it lean? Does the lean change if your wife moves around in the boat?
Short answer is trim tabs.

This isn't my field but just from limited experience on boats so.....
Old 07-23-07, 10:09 AM
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Does it lean to port? Some boats do that and trim tabs are the answer. Other causes:
Full water tank
Full bait / live well
Battery bank
Saturated flotation foam below deck

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