Conway lists to starboard

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Conway lists to starboard

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A member of our Dutch Westerly Owners Association just bought a Conway Ketch. What is very noticeable is that she lists to starboard. The boat is empty and has the normal equipment on the usual places.
Does somebody recognise this problem?

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The last post on this thread viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2664&p=9935&hilit=conway+list#p9935 gives mention of the starboard list.
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Missed this post but just to say that our Conway also lists to starboard.
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Yes, I have an idea why this might be the case.
You ought to make sure the mast is perfectly upright.
All you need is a few degrees off to port or starboard and a small perplexing list might develop. :o
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I think you will find the hull is not symmetrical port to starboard. My, and by the fact that the moulds will have been taken from the Sam plug, Konsort certainly isn't. I found that out when replacing all the bulkheads which is a long long story.
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My Oceanquest also lists to Starboard. There is an empty compartment on the port side, outboard of the batteries, that would hold some ballast. However I am not sure whether putting several stones of shingle, or lead if I can afford it, straight onto the bottom of the boat would put undue strain on the hull, especially if lifted out. Any thoughts?
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Adding that amount of weight is normal to correct any list. Lead is the best way of adding weight due to its high density. Other ways that can be used to corrrect a list include fitting an additional water tank or moving a heavy object from one side of the boat to the other like a hot water tank.

The amount of weight added will not alter the strength of the hull, provided it is well secured. Loose weight can cause damage to bulkhead bonding and furniture through movement.

If you are still worried, then add 2 or 3 layers of 500gsm chop strand mat using epoxy. This would need to be lapped up on all sides by about 6" (150mm) to increase the rigidity. This bonding would need removal of all bilge paint with 80 grit wet and dry to open up the existing fibres and all bonding to be done whilst in the water as this is the shape the hull must retain. Personally I would not do this work as in my opinion it is not necessary.
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