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07-11-2014, 12:14 PM #1
Has anyone else had this happen?
I've got a 2005 XLV and when I am at a decent speed, say around 25mph or above and try and make a "fairly" sharp turn, I can hear the prop start to slip(for lack of better words) in the water and the engine rpms spike momentarily. Is this a design issue with my boat?
I've noticed this doesn't happen with my friends Tige and his turns very sharp compared to mine. His is a 21" boat, I wonder if the shorter boat makes it turn that much better.
Ideas?2005 XLV Gravity Games Edition
07-11-2014, 12:16 PM #2
Check the transmission fluid?Kevin
2012 Launch 242
07-11-2014, 12:30 PM #3
Has your boat been repaired? Did they put in the right shaft? Are you running the right prop? Is your prop damaged? Where is your wake plate when this happens? Many things can affect this (often mislabeled as cavitation). Read this for more info:
Best explanation of cavitation and ventilation:
Last edited by kaneboats; 07-11-2014 at 12:34 PM.My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
2000 Outback LS (sold)
07-11-2014, 12:36 PM #4
Is all the weight in the front of the boat by chance?2016 Moomba Mojo
2006 Supra 24SSV - Traded
07-11-2014, 12:42 PM #52005 XLV Gravity Games Edition
07-11-2014, 12:43 PM #6
07-11-2014, 12:48 PM #7
Where do you guys run your trim when cruising at speed not pulling a wake board? I have been running mine all the way down, because i've noticed it porpoising in the water if a have it up with people in it.2005 XLV Gravity Games Edition
07-11-2014, 12:53 PM #8
07-11-2014, 01:00 PM #9
You can run all the way down with no one up front. If you have bow weight it is better to go up almost a quarter on the wakeplate and get the bow in the air a bit. If you go higher than that you may experience porpoising.My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
2000 Outback LS (sold)
07-11-2014, 01:32 PM #10
I might try raising the trim with more weight in the back next time just to see if it makes a difference. I was also wondering if having two scags in front of the prop disrupted the water enough coming into the prop to cause this. The scags seem to make it very hard to turn sharp also.2005 XLV Gravity Games Edition