Originally Posted by Scotty
Cant help you with the water..... but you are the cause of the chine walking. Trim down the engine !
Hi Guys, as mentioned in the original post on the last line. Trimming the motor down has 'no effect'. The boat has a 150hp 4 stroke on her tail, well within the outboard and weight specs for the rig, and we've had the motor raised and lowered to try and resolve the issue, to no avail.
As for the water, the tubes are inflated to manufacturer spec, but i'm thinking you may be right in that the water might still be coming in via the track which holds the bolt rope / tubes in place.
The other possibility we have thought of, and will look into next week, is that the tubing attached to the scuppers might be leaking, as water appears to back up in them even when the cockpit plugs are inserted.
The handbook indicates that the 'plugs' for the cockpit drain holes need to be in place while the boat is at rest etc (unlike many other boats) and the result of not doing so sees a lot of water travel back up the scuppers which aren't all that functional if two or more people are seated on the rear lounge.
We'll explore both issues next week