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    SHO Cruiser leans to one side when 3 people riding

    I've noticed that whenever I have 3 people on my craft it always leans to one side unless going over say 5K rpms. I took out my six year old son with one of his friends (both infront of me) and before getting into boost the craft was alwways leaning to one side. Both were sitting straight as was I but until i strated to pick up good speed it would lean. With 1 or 2 people it's fine regardless of weight.

    Anyone else notice this?


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    Neighborhood Superman SlowStang305's Avatar
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    Have not had this issue.

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    I've experienced this as well. Where were the trim settings set at?

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    It's because of the deep V hull design. At low speeds it's not fully on plane & will lean over a little if you have the bars turned even slightly. The more weight on the ski, the more it leans.

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    Tell them to stop leaning. If they lean when your expecting them to be straight...you will feel it. Tell them to mock your leaning and you will be stable.

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    How much do you weigh? Having all the weight at the back could do it. I have noticed that they aren't really stable with the weight shifted to the rear, especially at low speeds.

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    Thanks to all who have chimed in, see responses below

    Quote Originally Posted by ChargedTaco View Post
    I've experienced this as well. Where were the trim settings set at?
    I've tried different trims. Did you find a setting that resolved the issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by mjh3ides View Post
    It's because of the deep V hull design. At low speeds it's not fully on plane & will lean over a little if you have the bars turned even slightly. The more weight on the ski, the more it leans.
    This sems logical, but I don't recall it happening when I took out another fiend of mine who was about ~200lbs. That would make the total weight aroudn 400+. With with my son and his friend we're talking <300lbs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos Thomas View Post
    Tell them to stop leaning. If they lean when your expecting them to be straight...you will feel it. Tell them to mock your leaning and you will be stable.
    They don't lean unless the craft is turning, it happened even when it's with adults. I thought it was a weight issue which is why I found it strange when I took out my son and his friend less than 300lbs. But if it is me and my son only it's ok from 0-70. Maybe they are leaning just enough to cause the craft to lean.

    Quote Originally Posted by 64physhy View Post
    How much do you weigh? Having all the weight at the back could do it. I have noticed that they aren't really stable with the weight shifted to the rear, especially at low speeds.
    I'm ~218, son is ~42 his friend about the same. I have tried sitting to the rear even when it's just me but I don't recall it happening. I will have to try again.

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    It's not the destination, it's the journey!! Rip'nTear SHO's Avatar
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    Your ski is fine.

    Riding 2 or 3-up on a ski drastically changes the handling and feel of a ski. I'm sure weight of the passenger plays a part, but even when my girl rides with me....who weighs all of 118lbs.....the ski feels much different. Add 2 people and it feels waaaayyy different i.e. tipsy and heavy. This is the nature of the beast.....you'll get used to it.

    I've found that trimming the ski 'down' helps plant the hull more at low-speed and give a little more stability....for me. Experiment and see what works best for you. Once you get experienced on your ski....you''ll even feel the difference in your ski's performance characteristics as your fuel load changes.

    It's a good thing you haqve the SHO with the flat outside hull chine......if you had the FZS you'd be even more tipsy.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos Thomas View Post
    Tell them to stop leaning. If they lean when your expecting them to be straight...you will feel it. Tell them to mock your leaning and you will be stable.
    +1

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    This happens to me when I have 3 people on the ski. That last passenger can be a light as 30 lbs...it will want to lean.
    It seems as though that 3rd rider really throws off the balance.

    When riding 3 up, I will trim the nose of the craft down to keep more of the hull in the water. Helps alot.
    If I recall correctly my ski tends to lean to the left. Which side does your ski lean to?

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