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Old 21 October 2014, 13:07   #1
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XS 550 transom.

Hi there from sunny Greece /SE Creta Island.

I have an XS 550 Year 2010,and want kindly to ask if somebody is there with the same boat.
As you see at the photos,the pad at the transom is not symetrical,but less from the left,and higher from the right.
I have measure all the transom both sides,and is symmetrical,until this point.
So, I wonder if that is a reason and the boat leaning a little to the left at cruise
speed.(I think less from the left,less lift from this side).
When possible I put more load to the right to eliminate the phenomenon.
By the way Mr. Laurence from Barnet Marine told me that this is done to take into effect the rotation of the prop in the water along with the off set of the outboard.
Any advice or opinion would be graceful,and especially from another XS 550 owner.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 21 October 2014, 13:11   #2
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We had a 550 for 5 years, never had the problem you are experiencing however we never had a need to check the transom so cannot comment.
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Old 21 October 2014, 13:16   #3
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Old 21 October 2014, 13:23   #4
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We had a 550 for 5 years, never had the problem you are experiencing however we never had a need to check the transom so cannot comment.
Thanks Mr Brian for your immediate reply.
I would be grateful to you if you can have a look at your transom and see if that is similar to mine as at the attached photos.

Thanks in advance.
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Can you not speak to XS directly. It does look strange.
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Can you not speak to XS directly. It does look strange.
I have ask them,and they answered like that:

By lifting the motor you gain performance but then find the asymmetric transom pad does change trim.

You can not really fix this you just have to live with it.

If you are referring to why the pad is longer on the starboard side than the port, this is done to take into effect the rotation of the prop in the water along with the off set of the outboard.

The boats have been made that way for as long as I have known them.

If there is an issue with the boat 'leaning' to one side, trim tabs would be a simpler answer as they can be adjusted.

But I believe that if the reason is the effect of the prop rotation,it should be less from the staboard,and not from the port.

Any opinion would be grateful.

Thanks in sdvance.
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