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nwolt01

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Charger 21' handling issue
« on: February 19, 2015, 09:10:53 pm »
I have a charger with jacuzzi jet with a energiser kit on it.   It handles ok  to the left but terrible to the right. Like it wants the go straight again.  Any ideas????
« Last Edit: February 19, 2015, 11:16:17 pm by nwolt01 »
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crewchief22

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Re: Charger 21' handling issue
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2015, 05:54:47 am »
Check the basics first.  Have someone operate the steering wheel from side to side and make sure you are getting full swing and that it's not hitting or binding in either direction.  If it all looks OK, disconnect the cable and see if it is limiting movement.  If you have a Place Diverter be sure to check it with it in several positions.  Try moving the nozzle assembly around to see if you've lost any of the nylon bushings.

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nwolt01

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Re: Charger 21' handling issue
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2015, 07:01:54 am »
Did that.  It bottoms out both directions. And turns freely.  It's a new steering rack n cable. 
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nwolt01

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Re: Charger 21' handling issue
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2015, 07:03:35 am »
It's like the hull doesn't want you to go right.  While going like maybe 20mph
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crewchief22

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Re: Charger 21' handling issue
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2015, 06:33:12 pm »
Did you have any issues like this before the Energizer kit?

Have the stringers ever been replaced that you know of?

Have you looked at the bottom of the boat to see if there are any visible issues?

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nwolt01

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Re: Charger 21' handling issue
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2015, 07:02:41 pm »
Same problems before. I thought it was the old pump.  Stringer are original. I will look under it tomorrow.  Is there fins I can add to help it catch better.
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Re: Charger 21' handling issue
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2015, 11:29:18 am »
I have a charger with jacuzzi jet with a energiser kit on it.   It handles ok  to the left but terrible to the right. Like it wants the go straight again.  Any ideas????

Is the pump mounted square?

It sounds a lot like a squishy hull bottom on the left, either that or a severe hook.

Have you investigated weight placement?

Does it have floors?

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nwolt01

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Re: Charger 21' handling issue
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2015, 12:11:11 pm »
The pump has never been out. It has floors that have been replaced and re glassed in. The major thing that was done is an open bow conversion. But it did the same before that.    Could it be a bad hull design
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Re: Charger 21' handling issue
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2015, 12:19:09 pm »
The pump has never been out. It has floors that have been replaced and re glassed in. The major thing that was done is an open bow conversion. But it did the same before that.    Could it be a bad hull design

Just because the pump was never removed does not mean it should not be verified.

You would be horrified if you saw these boats being built. Hahaha.

I doubt seriously it is a hull design issue, maybe.

I would jack the boat up off the bunks and block it to the corner of the trailer and check the bottom for straightness.

Also check to make sure it is really rigid, you should not be able to flex the bottom by hand.

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nwolt01

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Re: Charger 21' handling issue
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2015, 02:31:31 pm »
Thanks for the input. I will check it out
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Re: Charger 21' handling issue
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2015, 03:54:00 pm »
Could the rudder not be big enough
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