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Old 04 March 2005, 06:25   #11
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Are there any disadvantages to mounting on the centreline if the boat is ballasted to counteract it - ie batteries etc on the starboard side?

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As I said all boat / engine combinations are different but the way we set up the race boats is to have everything as far back as you can get it and on the starboard side.

Of course we have a bow tank for when we are going upwind in rough conditions so you might not want everything up against the transom!
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Old 04 March 2005, 11:22   #12
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Are there any disadvantages to mounting on the centreline if the boat is ballasted to counteract it - ie batteries etc on the starboard side?

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Could this also explain why most builders stick the helm to starboard in a side by side setup? I know I weigh a lot more than a couple of batteries
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Old 05 March 2005, 05:59   #13
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Could this also explain why most builders stick the helm to starboard in a side by side setup? I know I weigh a lot more than a couple of batteries
Quite possibly - the other way of looking at it is that with the paddle wheel effect, coming along side Starboard side to is easier to see the dock?
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Yeah, have a look at the 5.4m searider the console is very offset to counteract the torque.
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Hallo All
Thank you for the lot of advises - so I see, I have to consider a lot of other possibilities to counteract the torque. still

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Hi all
after a long time thinking and thinking I set the engine 20mm to starbord(right).

when testing I was a little disapointed about the effect.

the boat tends to go into a rigtturn by itself, and I have no chance to combensate with the trim-anode.

best effect is by trimming the engine out until the boat goes straight.

in all I think, I did something wrong, as the performance became worse.

so: pls give me advise - my plan is to move the engine back to center.
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