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Boat Lists to Port Side

I have a brand new 290 ec, and it lists to port side.
I understand the water tank, batteries, and kitchen area are all on port side.
Is this normal?  What is best option to level her out?  Any help greatly appreciated thanks.

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    proffsionlproffsionl Member Posts: 18 ✭✭
    Our 350EC has had a list to port since it was new.  We have the galley, head, cockpit icemaker and fridge all on the port side, so it makes sense.  Due to all of the systems on these cruisers, I think it is hard to get the balance perfect. 
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    seguirseguir Member Posts: 170 ✭✭✭
    I have a 280....same thing.....Keeping the water tank 1/4 full helps a bit. 
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    [Deleted User][Deleted User] Dana Point, California, USAPosts: 0 ✭✭✭
    If my boat listed to port, I'd just store the beer to starboard

    Andy
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    MarkBMarkB Member Posts: 3,969 ✭✭✭✭✭
    My 260 lists to port as well. Full water tank on that side, 2 batteries, full fridge in cabin, full cooler under sink (on portside), entire galley (microwave, range, etc) on port side - and empty waste tank on starboard.

    Probably the best way to deal with it is (a) move the batteries to the starboard (but a lot of work in terms of running cables), and (b) storing some heavier stuff in the seat compartments on the starboard side of the boat.

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

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    06Rinker27006Rinker270 Member Posts: 1,277 ✭✭✭
    what about securing a battery box to the opposite side(if there is room) and adding weights?  Previous owner did that on my boat...not sure if thats a good or bad thing.
    Patrick
    06 Rinker 270
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    hanzelvhhanzelvh Member Posts: 36 ✭✭
    we have had same with our 2007 280. I replaced all batteries to starboard and placed 1 extra house also at that side. Than playing with the black water tank you can manage. We used to have water filled up completely, than black water between 25 and 75% almost OK.
    previous 280EC with VP D4-260, now Bavaria 33HT with twin VP 4,3
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    MarkBMarkB Member Posts: 3,969 ✭✭✭✭✭
    You can add weights, but that adds load to the stern, which makes it harder to plane. If performance isn't an issue, sure. But I would rather move the weight you have.

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

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    mattjakemattjake Member Posts: 19
    Thanks everyone!  I will take advice, greatly appreciated!
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