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SJ posted 06-24-2008 06:22 PM ET (US)   Profile for SJ   Send Email to SJ  
I have a strange problem and wonder if it is unique or common. I bought my boat last year with its original 1999 Optimax 200 outboards. I noticed a very slight list to starboard at rest, which I attributed to the aft starboard location of the batteries. Since I don't use live bait often, I partially filled the bait well, in the aft port corner of the transom, with bottled water until it seemed to perfectly even her out. So far, so good. But when I run her, once on plane she develops a list to port which becomes pretty noticable at WOT. However, if I then trim her out, she comes back to a beautiful level keel. Any thoughts?
highanddry posted 06-24-2008 06:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for highanddry  Send Email to highanddry     
I have noticed many boats including Whalers do not always seem to sit level at rest. This cna be due to equipment or a slight manufacturing differences side to side including weight or area. I would think it normal and of no concern. The list at speed is due to prop torque and is also normal to require trim.
nemored posted 06-24-2008 09:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for nemored  Send Email to nemored     
I bet you misplaced a case of beer somewhere on your boat!
SJ posted 06-25-2008 12:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for SJ  Send Email to SJ     
Highanddry - Prop torque was also the first response of Chuck Bennett at Whaler service (a great resource) but can you have prop torque with synchronized counterrotating twins? That is not intuitive to me.
Nemored - There is not enough excess storage space on this model to misplace a six pack, let alone a whole case!

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