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Malibu 23LSV unstable when running over 30mph


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I have a 2015 23 LSV and noticed that when I have 6-8 adults in the boat that it is unstable once you reach 30mph. Usually have 2 people up front and have tried filling the front tanks but the bow still sways and is unstable. Any ideas? 


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What do you mean by sways and is unstable?  Have you got under the boat and see if you are missing any tracking fins?  Is your rudder tight?  

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Sorry for the confusion. By unstable I mean that the boat feels “loose” and the bow does not stay steady once I get to 30 mph. It only happens when I have more than 6 adults in the boat. When I’m running with just me, my wife, and 3 kids I don’t have this issue. Thanks for the replies everyone. I’ve had the boat for two years and has always done this. 

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Patient:  It hurts when I do this. 

Doctor:  Don't do that. 

Do you have a trim tab on your rudder?  You can adjust it so you get some right pull at speed to help keep it from hunting.  

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The prop might be part of the issue. I’ve been playing around with a higher torque prop 2247 and feel it’s worse at higher speeds than the 2277.

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