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    Default 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?
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    Check the transmission fluid?
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    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:

    http://www.boatfix.com/how/props.html

    http://www.turbo-props.com/prop101.php

    Best explanation of cavitation and ventilation:

    http://www.boattest.com/resources/vi...px?NewsID=3643
    Last edited by kaneboats; 07-11-2014 at 12:34 PM.
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    Is all the weight in the front of the boat by chance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaneboats View Post
    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:

    http://www.boatfix.com/how/props.html

    http://www.turbo-props.com/prop101.php

    Best explanation of cavitation and ventilation:

    http://www.boattest.com/resources/vi...px?NewsID=3643
    My boat only had 80hrs on it when I bought it last year. It has the stock prop on it. I'm pretty sure it's never been taken apart. It's almost like when I turn sharp it allows the prop to either come out of the water slightly or the white foamy water is being taken into the prop and it slips or cavitates like you say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KG's Supra24 View Post
    Is all the weight in the front of the boat by chance?
    Hmm...never really paid attention. I know during some of those instances there have been people up in the play pen though.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Machine View Post
    Hmm...never really paid attention. I know during some of those instances there have been people up in the play pen though.
    The reason I asked is because I used to experience the issue some in tight cornering when I was running bow heavy, pretty much no rear weight.
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    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.
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    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.
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