Post Number: 2
|Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 10:03 am: ||
I am hoping someone has an idea of where my problem lies.
We have a 40ft steel cruiser (sort of a poor mans clipper cruiser) It is an Ex Prawn Trawler converted.
About 6 months ago i notice about a 2inch lean to one sire. Naturally i looked all over for some water or fuel leeking to one side. Well i found nothing and to this day stil havent. There are two tank either side and they join and fill each other as the water tanks do as well. Generally there is virtually no water down in the bilge at all but she still leans to one side. I even checked that the cabin (steel and marine ply) wasnt falling and causing it to lean. The ballists have not moved at all. I out around 150 kg of other items one hte side that is higher but it made next to no difference. She is a little wonky when cruising since this started to happen. When she was out of thewater a few months back i looked over and over to try to come up with some logiical reason. Well logic didnt happen. The only thing i can think is that the steel on one side might have buckled causeing it to be a different size than the other. Either bowin g in or bowing out. Things is that when it was out of the water there was no real sign of a buckle and bend that bad. I havent hit anything either for a change. One day it was just leaning and thats it.
ANY THEORY AT PRESENT TO HELP IS A GOOD IDEA. At this stage i will support any theory until i disprove it.
Please if someone has some info please share it with me
Post Number: 19
|Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 12:05 pm: ||
Maybe clogged vents or lines in fuel or water system preventing them from balancing.
Post Number: 30
|Posted on Sunday, July 31, 2011 - 07:07 pm: ||
Hi - A mate's boat once had side water tanks that did not equalise, rather they allowed a flow from one side to another and the boat flopped over, which made the problem worse. Tank contents had to manually controlled to prevent this from happening - not technically supposed to happen, but it did.
On most larger vessels it is necessary to adjust heel with planned weight distribution.
Post Number: 414
|Posted on Monday, August 01, 2011 - 07:29 am: ||
This website pertains to pre 1940 antique inboard marine engines. Sorry have no info.
Post Number: 19
|Posted on Monday, August 01, 2011 - 10:58 pm: ||
Most likely there is a clog in the equalization hose between tanks. You can disconnect it and see if there is fuel and water flowing through them.