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Buoy posted 12-27-2007 07:53 AM ET (US)   Profile for Buoy  
Hi gents. I picked up a previously owned 2006 235 Conquest this past October. So far I absolutely love it! The boat seems just a bit starboard heavy. I only notice it because my prior boat was very starboard heavy and so I'm very cognizant of it. Have any 235 owners noticed the same, or is this unique to my boat? I spoke to Whaler directly and it was the first time they were hearing of this for a 235. Thanks a lot.
Tohsgib posted 12-27-2007 01:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
While at rest or underway. Most boats list to starboard due to engine torque. Trimtabs will fix that problem. if at rest, start looking at what is on the right side and what is on the left and move some weight.
Thirsty Whaler posted 12-29-2007 12:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Thirsty Whaler  Send Email to Thirsty Whaler     
Engine torque AND Pilot weight. Step to the centerline of the boat while underway and note if there is any difference. Also, note wind direction and speed prior initiating trimming up with Lenco tabs. I think you will solve your riddle. I also note the the boat is very wind sensitive at slow speed as the internal gas tank level gets low. It seems the center of gravity shifts aft as a consequence of nearly 700 hundred pounds of motor and steering apparatus at the transom. Manuevering in tight quarters in reverse yields more sensitive helm control with a strong crosswind blowing.
BarryGreen posted 12-29-2007 03:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for BarryGreen  Send Email to BarryGreen     
Do you notice this at rest or only underway? As others have said there is a torque reaction (which I find minor) and also (obviously) a starboard list with only a helmsperson on board. I do find my 2005 235CQ with the hardtop to be unusually sensitive to a crosswind, however, and really leans into a breeze bigtime. Use the Lenco trim tabs to take care of this.

Otherwise, a great boat!


glen e posted 12-29-2007 04:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for glen e  Send Email to glen e     
batts and power steering pump mounted off center?

damn verados....

tmann45 posted 12-29-2007 07:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for tmann45  Send Email to tmann45     
Most boats list to starboard due to engine torque.

Most outboards (single engine) I see have right hand props with resultant left hand torque which results in PORT list.

Do they sell counter rotating engines everywhere else for singles but the Gulf Coast?


Has it been too long since you guys looked at you prop already? It is not even Janurary yet, you've still got 4-6 months of winter yet to go!

swartj posted 12-30-2007 07:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for swartj  Send Email to swartj     
If it does I attributed it to me being a big guy and at the helm. Trim tabs take care of it.
Buoy posted 12-30-2007 11:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buoy    
Lots of good feedback. I'm ashamed to report that the bottom paint line is about 3/4 of an inch lower on the starboard side so it appeared that it was starbaord heavy. I used a four foot level across the deck to confirm. Thanks again for your help.

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