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Boat listing to port

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Boat listing to port

Postby aives » April 18th, 2014, 4:09 pm

466 Carver 2002
Tends to list to port 3 to 4 inches
Gas tanks equal and we think general belongings balanced
Any ideas on what might cause this?

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Re: Boat listing to port

Postby waybomb » April 18th, 2014, 5:17 pm

Don't know your layout, but where's the generator tank and is it full? Are the holding tanks on the centerline, if not, maybe you need to fill or empty depending on what side they are?
How much beer do you have in the fridge? Maybe not enough? Tools? Extra batteries?
I've seen these boats and they generally sit level, so it must be something you have control over.
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Re: Boat listing to port

Postby Ramsport47 » April 19th, 2014, 8:37 am

I agree With Fred. I've never seen any 466 list, let alone that much. Three to four inches is quite a lot for a heavy boat like that. Even if things that you put on weren't balanced, it shouldn't list like that. I would check your fuel tanks...could be the gauge saying it's full, but it actually isn't. If you have selector valves, you could be drawing off of one tank and not the other. The only way to make sure both tanks are at the same level is to completely fill them. Then you'll know if it's the tanks, and if your gauges are working properly.
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Re: Boat listing to port

Postby PNGTaubada » April 27th, 2014, 11:08 pm

Hi I have a 2001 466 with the same problem. Mine lists probably 2-3 inches to the port.
It lists a bit more when I have the tender on the back because the motor is on port side.
But other than that there's no reason why it lists so much but it does - fuel and everything else not way out of balance.
I was suggested to get counter-weights - lead pellets but I don't know.
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Re: Boat listing to port

Postby waybomb » April 28th, 2014, 1:17 pm

Hope you both don't have soaked core on one side.
Thanks
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Re: Boat listing to port

Postby aives » May 9th, 2014, 5:39 pm

waybomb wrote:Don't know your layout, but where's the generator tank and is it full? Are the holding tanks on the centerline, if not, maybe you need to fill or empty depending on what side they are?
How much beer do you have in the fridge? Maybe not enough? Tools? Extra batteries?
I've seen these boats and they generally sit level, so it must be something you have control over.

Generator on centerline, what do I check to see if full?
when boat was purchased did not receive any manuals. Have found an owners guide but not all things in boat are in manual. Needless to say the beer fridge is never full!!
Holding tanks centre to starboard.
Freshwater centre to starboard
Another thing, grey water does not have a deck plate for removal. does this mean it goes out of the boat automatically? Yet there is a grey water holding tank also. Owners book very vague
Thanks for any help!
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Re: Boat listing to port

Postby aives » May 9th, 2014, 5:43 pm

Ramsport47 wrote:I agree With Fred. I've never seen any 466 list, let alone that much. Three to four inches is quite a lot for a heavy boat like that. Even if things that you put on weren't balanced, it shouldn't list like that. I would check your fuel tanks...could be the gauge saying it's full, but it actually isn't. If you have selector valves, you could be drawing off of one tank and not the other. The only way to make sure both tanks are at the same level is to completely fill them. Then you'll know if it's the tanks, and if your gauges are working properly.


Thanks will check gas gauges
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Re: Boat listing to port

Postby Lyndon670 » May 9th, 2014, 6:27 pm

If you goggle "Report from the bilge", you will see a blog from a captain that bought a 506 and had the same problem. The 506 is not much different than the 466. It turned out it was a design flaw and he had lead bars installed to offset the list. My 506 however, doesn't list.
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Re: Boat listing to port

Postby aives » May 10th, 2014, 12:07 pm

waybomb wrote:Hope you both don't have soaked core on one side.


Wouldn't that have shown up on the survey?
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Re: Boat listing to port

Postby Lyndon670 » May 10th, 2014, 9:21 pm

The coring is above the water line, not below it. It is solid glass below the water line.
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