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Mich posted 08-28-2006 12:53 PM ET (US)   Profile for Mich   Send Email to Mich  
I own a 285 Conquest 2006, and would like to know if somebody can help me on this. I beleave this is a very nice boat, but I feel that the rolling in this boat is severe considering that it is a Boston Whaler. The reason might be the [9-foot 8-inch] beam instead of the [10-foot 4-inch] of the older Conquest, and/or the weight, 6,200- versus 6,600-lbs (engines not included). Thanks for a response.
jimh posted 08-30-2006 08:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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oroseiwhaler posted 08-30-2006 04:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for oroseiwhaler    
i guess that the "roll tendency" comes mostly from the heigh barycentre due to the cabin deck, windshields and maybe the t-top.
All this weight will add "mass" to roll.
Shure, a larger beam would stabilize it more, but 6 inch won't do so much.



Royboy posted 09-02-2006 07:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
I might help if you describe how your boat is equipped, and define what you mean by "rolling". Do you have a hard top? Anything bolted to it? Tell us about your trim tabs and how you use them. What are the sea conditions when this "severe rolling" occurs?


freboat posted 09-03-2006 07:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for freboat  Send Email to freboat     
Same issues with my 285, No additional equiment other than what came from the factory. My previous 235 Conquest had less roll.
handn posted 09-03-2006 01:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for handn  Send Email to handn     
I have a 305 Conquest. It has a 10' 6" beam. I would describe the rolling on this boat as soft, well controlled, even comfortable. Even when drift fishing in a beam sea, the rolling is gentle with no snap. It is as comfortable if not more so than friends' 40+ foot sportfishers.
My 23 Conquest had good roll manners with no snap similar to the way you describle your 235.
Why your 285 differs is puzzling. I don't think the foot less beam width should be that significant.
The only fixes I can think of is to put as much weight as possible in the bottom of the boat and make sure there is no side to side inbalance in the way the boat is rigged and loaded.
Next, I would comunicate with your dealer and Boston Whaler to see if the issue is unique to your 285 or common to all of them. Good luck
tully_mars posted 09-10-2006 10:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for tully_mars  Send Email to tully_mars     
Interesting. I never noticed rolling as a problem in my Conquest 275 which has the same beam. My boat has the hard top and outriggers, nothing else added on. Must have really changed the hull underneath when they added that extra foot.


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