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Old 17-10-2014, 10:32   #1
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Prout Snowgoose

I need a point of reference on my Snowgoose. I use the central portion forward as a full time berth. However, I measure that the aft area near the salon is 2 inches lower that the wall toward the bow. Is this typical? Since that length is 72" we have to sleep across, head to port feet to starboard. The DPO made the boat stern heavy and I have addressed a lot of that. However, it seems odd to make a sleeping area inclined to begin with. The galley seems to be level or very close. Feedback greatly appreciated.
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Old 17-10-2014, 10:44   #2
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Re: Prout Snowgoose

Sounds like the designer had reflux
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Old 17-10-2014, 19:27   #3
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I'm 99% sure it's level on our Snowgoose.. something sounds wrong on yours!
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Old 18-10-2014, 08:23   #4
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Anyway to verify the levelness...level of level.....I need a new word for this besides frustrating
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Old 20-10-2014, 10:09   #5
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Re: Prout Snowgoose

In order to check to see if your berth is level, it should be pretty easy to remove the cushion and use a carpenter's level (a longer one is better than a shorter one). Raise it on the low end until the bubble is levelled, measure the height and then calculate the rise as a perecentage of the length of the level.

I am pretty confident that your berth should be level if the boat was sitting on her designed waterline and, if your berth is off level by 2 inches over only 72 inches, then your boat must be sitting very low in the stern (that would be 1 foot over 36 feet)! The only answer, as you are no doubt aware, is to take additional weight off the sterns and/or to add hull extensions aft. But wow, raising the sterns 1 foot would require some pretty some gigantic modifications!

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Old 20-10-2014, 10:34   #6
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Re: Prout Snowgoose

Shame on me. I went back in with a five foot level and found that the berth has sag in spots. Water penetration X years X very heavy people. Anyway After correcting an remeasuring the difference is 0- .5 inches across the berth depending on where it is measured and which side. Galley is level as are salon seats within bubble tolerance. SO it is at least close to proper trim.
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Glad to hear it Brent! At the moment I'm down about 1 inch at the stern on a 37 foot waterline (which is why I am still considering hull extensions), but 2 inches over 6 feet would have been pretty crazy!

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