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Old 01 September 2014, 03:54   #1
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Running wonky!

I know it's not a rib but I have a fletcher 17 arrowstreak that seems to list the left side when on the plain?! Fine when off the plain or stopped.

Everything in the boat is even; fuel tank in the middle, battery on one side, anchor on the other. No water inside either.

I can't work it out? Any ideas?
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Old 01 September 2014, 04:11   #2
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I am pretty sure it will be the effect of the prop, it turns clockwise so it will try and turn the boat anti-clockwise!

You could try and raise the engine up to reduce the leverage or offset it to starboard. My old sr4 used to lean to port at wot, but raising the engine up and putting more stuff to starboard seemed to sort it!
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Looks as if the engine already been raised nearly an inch. Do you reckon any bow ballast will help?
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How is the trim tab set?
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Would trim tabs/flaps help level it?
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Would trim tabs/flaps help level it?
They would, but it's massive overkill. Try giving it a bit more on the trim tab & shuffle some weight around. What you're experiencing is pretty common. Coming from a zapcat, you probably won't have noticed it before, but on a narrow single hull, it's par for the course. Has the engine been mounted on the centre line of the hull or offset? Different props can help, as can raising the engine.
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check your trim. Too much trim in will cause it to lean - esp with a narrow V-hull
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Its a normal trait of Fletcher hulls, trim it out and the lean dissapears.
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