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Tyler22classic
07-05-2010, 10:13 AM
Hi, my dad recently bought a 22 classic. great boat but we often run into this problem where the boat really wants to go up on its side probably a little more than normal. it happens sometimes when going straight and when turning left at a more or less cruise speed. if anyone has any ideas please help us out...

Thank you

classic_18
07-05-2010, 10:45 AM
What prop are you using?

fogducker III
07-05-2010, 10:53 AM
Hi, my dad recently bought a 22 classic. great boat but we often run into this problem where the boat really wants to go up on its side probably a little more than normal. it happens sometimes when going straight and when turning left at a more or less cruise speed. if anyone has any ideas please help us out...

Thank you


seat time.....:wink:

mattyboy
07-05-2010, 10:55 AM
welcome to the world of the donzi classic,

they all seem to do this to some extent, the 22s I have driven didn't do it but that was cause their owners have spent time to set them up right .


mainly the prop , seat time , tabs and trim all help in mastering this quirk.

Planetwarmer
07-05-2010, 12:45 PM
Sounds like you are not cruising fast enough. If you drive this hull too slow, it will tend to wallow around when you turn the wheel. You really need to cruise at 35mph or faster.

MOP
07-05-2010, 05:47 PM
At certain trim angles a cleaver style prop will do that, both Gerge and I had that experiance. Cleavers work fine on many boats but not on our rigs.

Carl C
07-05-2010, 08:08 PM
seat time.....:wink: Yeah, that. It doesn't matter how many years you have been driving other boats. When I feel my boat start to roll onto it's side I raise the drive and straighten it out. That will stop it from slamming down on it's side.

epatti1062
07-05-2010, 09:06 PM
My minx had the same problem. I took the advice from the forum and tried a hydromotive QIV that solved everything. It's like a new boat. Tim:)

Planetwarmer
07-05-2010, 10:53 PM
At certain trim angles a cleaver style prop will do that, both Gerge and I had that experiance. Cleavers work fine on many boats but not on our rigs.
came with and still has the stock Quick Silver 21P Cleaver. It works great. But, I have the 1987 22 with the raised X.

Really, is the 87 raised, or is 88 and later the lowered X (since the 87 came first).??.

Cuda
07-06-2010, 11:10 AM
I had my 302 Formula and my Minx at the same time. I took three young dudes out in the Formula one day, doing about 70, and the boys loved it. They wanted to go faster. The next day I took them out in the Minx and it rolled up on it's side and skeered the chit out of them boys. One guy told me when we got back to the dock that his ass was eating a hole in the seat. We were only doing about 50, less when we turned. You could actually sit in the back seat and put your shoulder in the water on a turn. It was the most fun boat to drive that I've ever been in, and I've been in a few. It will scare you the first time it happens, after that it is fun.

My 22 didn't roll nearly as much as the Minx, but it did roll. It's the nature of the beast, and I love it.:)

Tyler22classic
07-06-2010, 12:25 PM
Thanks a lot for all the input. were slowly figuring it out it just gonna take more seat time.

Planetwarmer
07-06-2010, 12:49 PM
Just dont make sharp turns with your trim down, and you will be fine. I usually trim up during a turn, its more efficient.

penbroke
07-06-2010, 12:52 PM
I have zero seat time in a 22 but my 18 did that when the drive was trimmed too low...


Frank

andyho
07-07-2010, 03:40 PM
dont forget the hule was deigned in the 60s

nature of the beast as someone claimed

22times2
07-08-2010, 06:21 PM
these babys will turn on a dime i think you could fill the cockpit in a tight turn you will learn it with time.:shocking:

Donziweasel
07-08-2010, 09:23 PM
dont forget the hule was deigned in the 60s


22 hull was designed in the late 70's.