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    Any of you guys with 32's try to remedy the list towards the starboard side, and do you recall how much weight it took to level the boat out?
    Dan
    Frostbite Falls, Minnesota
    Claudia V. III
    1988 - 3218
    Gas Drives

    #2
    I would try moving stuff around before I added ballast. Why add more weight to the boat. You can also use your trim tabs to help correct this problem.
    1999 Bayliner Ciera 2655
    5.7 Bravo 3

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      #3
      I've moved stuff but most everything in there is nailed down by Bayliner, thrown away stuff and now have added weight. Its not so much when I'm underway but just sitting in the slip it looks funny. I added 4 sand tubes which equal one fat guy. 280lbs.
      Dan
      Frostbite Falls, Minnesota
      Claudia V. III
      1988 - 3218
      Gas Drives

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        #4
        The list on a Bayliner is usually a result of which side the galley is on, galley being the low side.

        If the air conditioning is installed on the same side, there will be a list unless a counter weight is installed.
        Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

        Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
        Twin 350 GM power
        Located in Seward, AK
        Retired marine surveyor

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          #5
          I found adding more fuel to the port tank helped level mine.
          "Martini's Law"
          1986 Bayliner 3270, 110 Hino's
          Nova Scotia, Canada

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            #6
            I have that long couch on the galley side ( port side). I wonder if Bayliner put a couch full of people in their calculations? Its usually just the wife and I at the boat and parked it always looks like its got two flat tires on the right side. Not anymore. Underneath the mattress in the aft cabin there is that one long locker and its now put to good use .Just wondered if anyone knew how much weight they put in to correct the list.
            Dan
            Frostbite Falls, Minnesota
            Claudia V. III
            1988 - 3218
            Gas Drives

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              #7
              Not sure on the weight, but you might consider a wake board boat ballast tank so you end up with extra water at the same time...something like the below

              https://www.wakemakers.com/wakeboard...89YRoCL4Hw_wcB
              Mark
              USCG OUPV
              1990 4588
              Carlsbad, CA

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                #8
                I put two 60 pound sand bags under the bed in the captains cabin. That seemed to do the trick.
                Esteban
                Huntington Beach, California
                2018 Element 16
                Currently looking for 32xx in South Florida
                Former Bayliners: 3218, 2859, 2252, 1952

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                  #9
                  I just keep more fuel in port tank, works great and adds no extra weight .

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                    #10
                    I'm not sure if the 32xx has space for this, but a friend added an additional potable water tank to his boat. He fill it enough to take care of the list. If he's going to go for s number if days at anchor he fills it completely. The it lists slightly to the opposite side until he uses the water.
                    1999 3788, Cummins 270 "Freedom"
                    2013 Boston Whaler 130 SS
                    Anacortes, WA

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                      #11
                      Putting ballast in a planing or semi planning hull makes no sense. Add something that is useful.
                      Started boating 1965
                      Bayliners owned: 26 Victoria, 28 Bounty, 32, 38, and 47 since 1996

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                        #12
                        X2
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                        1988 3270
                        135 hinos
                        Seldovia ALASKA
                        KEVINS UPHOLSTERY
                        KEVINSBOATTOPS.COM
                        Marine canvas/Upholstery
                        since 1975

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                          #13
                          "mmichellich" post=808854 wrote:
                          Putting ballast in a planing or semi planning hull makes no sense. Add something that is useful.
                          +1

                          Unless I am on a long cruise, I balance my fuel to correct the list.
                          CapMartin, Montreal QC
                          "Belle de Dalhousie"
                          1986 3270 SOLD
                          Volvo BB225B

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                            #14
                            "mmichellich" post=808854 wrote:
                            Putting ballast in a planing or semi planning hull makes no sense. Add something that is useful.
                            Water weighs 7# a gallon. Beer likely about the same. You can do the math.

                            Doug
                            Started boating 1955
                            Number of boats owned 32
                            Bayliners
                            2655
                            2755
                            2850
                            3870 presently owned
                            Favorite boat. Toss up. 46' Chris Craft, 3870 Bayliner

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                              #15
                              Water weighs 8.33 lbs per gallon for fresh water. Sea water weighs slightly more at 8.55 lbs per gallon. #2 diesel weighs 7.15 lbs per gallon. Gasoline is the light weight at 6.07 lbs per gallon.
                              Newport, Oregon
                              South Beach Marina
                              1986 3270 with twin 110 HP Hino diesels. Name of boat "Mr. Darcy"
                              Past work history: Prototyping, tooling, and repair for Reinell,. General fiberglass boat repair starting in 1976.
                              Also worked as heavy equipment mechanic, and machinery mechanic for over 30 years.

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