Boat lists/leans to starboard

RamkerRamker MichiganPosts: 10Member
'03 312 FV lists to starboard when docked and underway.  Four batteries - two port and two starboard with the genset in-between.  Easiest way to fix?  Try to keep water full and waste low but not only is this not very practical is doesn't help that much.
'03 Rinker 312 Fiesta Vee

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  • WillhoundWillhound Lake Simcoe, Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,000Member ✭✭✭✭
    While underway it would be trim tabs to level. Not much you can do at rest except move weight around. For a big hull it's amazing what just a few pounds will do.
    If it's a bad list I'd also make sure you don't have water coming in anywhere that has gotten into the hull but that would be an extreme case.
    "Knot Quite Shore" - 2000 FV270
  • PickleRickPickleRick Posts: 257Member ✭✭
    Make all those pretty ladies on board move move to the side that needs to go down one at a time until she levels out.
  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 2,370Member ✭✭✭✭
    Believe your head and galley are both to stbd? They add a lot of weight to one side 
    Wine-N-Down -- 2006 342 Express Cruiser

  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 5,392Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    move your fat butt to the other side, problem solved.....JK- seems none of them sit "flat" in the water.... just does not take much to make a boat list I guess....get a few more beers out of the fridge.
  • RamkerRamker MichiganPosts: 10Member
    Willhound said:
    While underway it would be trim tabs to level. Not much you can do at rest except move weight around. For a big hull it's amazing what just a few pounds will do.
    If it's a bad list I'd also make sure you don't have water coming in anywhere that has gotten into the hull but that would be an extreme case.
    Will play with the tabs more while underway.  Yeah was surprised especially with how wide the beam is (for that length boat).
    '03 Rinker 312 Fiesta Vee
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 5,392Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    I bet even on an extremely large boat, if you could measure it you would find it off at least a few inches....mine does the same but for sure you can control it with tabs...that's what they are for.
  • RamkerRamker MichiganPosts: 10Member
    Believe your head and galley are both to stbd? They add a lot of weight to one side 
    That is correct.

    '03 Rinker 312 Fiesta Vee
  • RamkerRamker MichiganPosts: 10Member

    Moving all of the beer to the other side would reverse the lean ;)

    Maybe moving the two starboard batteries as far port as possible would help.

    '03 Rinker 312 Fiesta Vee
  • WillhoundWillhound Lake Simcoe, Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,000Member ✭✭✭✭
    That may help. When I installed a second house battery I shoved it over as much as I could. For trimming side to side under way, less is more. Just little nudges on the switch for "bow down" on the high side. It takes a few seconds for the effect so if you grab a big handful of switch you can find yourself suddenly healed over quite steep. Wind and wave direction will also affect it so it's not a set it and forget it thing, sometimes have to adjust on the fly.
    "Knot Quite Shore" - 2000 FV270
  • goalie59goalie59 Posts: 55Member ✭✭
    Ramker. I have a 2005 320 with the same issue. I was going to move the genny over to the port side as this is where Rinker has it in the 2008 320. After looking at all the work it would take I decided that it was not worth the effort. It does not affect performance but it does pisses me off when I walk up to my slip and see it sagging to starboard 
  • rinker270nbrinker270nb Posts: 149Member ✭✭✭
     I went through this and finally found what was making me lean. It was gear and low water in water system.  Has it always been leaning?  If not, try getting all of the water, waste, and gear off the boat to see if it's balanced.  Check for any water in Hull.
  • PickleRickPickleRick Posts: 257Member ✭✭
    In wake board boats its not uncommon to find lead sheets epoxied down inside the hull.  They use it for ballast to build more wake but it could also be used to help level any boat.  

    They are flat so it wont take much space.  Coolers or buckets filled with water can give an idea of how much weight to place.  Lead wont rust.  I think my step brother has added about 400 lbs to the front of his Malibu wakesetter.  Sucks when boats like that come into a barrow cove where everyone is anchored.  


  • dropoutdropout Lake St. ClairPosts: 128Member ✭✭✭
    Try topping of the gas tanks first.
  • zaverin1zaverin1 Harrison TWP ,MIPosts: 1,626Member ✭✭✭
    312 is known to list
  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 2,370Member ✭✭✭✭
    I do agree with Dropout on topping off fuel tanks, if one gauge is off by 20 or 30 gallons that is enough weight for a list. 
    Wine-N-Down -- 2006 342 Express Cruiser

  • goalie59goalie59 Posts: 55Member ✭✭
    The list is built in at the factory. All the heavy stuff is on the starboard side. Head, galley, two fridges deck entertainment area with corian counter tops , large holding tank. It was poor factory designing 
  • Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Holland, MichiganPosts: 4,631Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 13
    You can buy lead weights to fix it. They are in bags and used for ski/wakeboard boats. Drop in place and move around as needed. 

    https://www.leadwake.com/

    2003 342FV "Black Diamond", 350 MAG MPI, 20P 4x4 Props, PC BYC, Holland, MI
  • goalie59goalie59 Posts: 55Member ✭✭
    I'm not sure how excited I would be to add more weight. If I was going to do anything it would be to shift weight around but at the end of the day the time and effort to do that out weighs the benefits 
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 5,392Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    have you ever considered just dealing with it and moving on? Does it make you want to fall over or is it just the visual that is bothering you? Your going to drive yourself nuts and then when this tank is low or that tank is low or you put an extra cooler on one side....I'd move on to bigger problems! IMOO
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