I too recently purchased an '86 Carver Flybridge and the same happens when underway. In fact, just this past Saturday I thought we were actually going to capsize it healed so far over. I quickly pulled back on the throttle and I think it actually made it worse. Spilled my coke all over and dumped the cabin, too.
It's not only from the flybridge, this has happens, but from the lower station, also, but not as severe.
So what causes this? Is it a defect in the hull design? The hull doesn't seem to be a bad shape, it's a sleek Deep V.
Someone has to have some answer.....
I'm tempted to sell/trade her off for a Bayliner Discovery 288, but I really like the classic Carver look.
I also enojy the classic look. However, I'm convinced that this roll tendancy is a function of the beam of the boat. I don't know how the chines are on the Carver but I have square chines on my Sea Ray Sedan Bridge and I have the same tippiness issues. It's worse when the flybridge is occupied as that increase the weight out on the end of the moment arm. But, any weight shift is noticable, even that of less substantial opccupants. I also know that when on plane, the boat is VERY sensitive to tab changes. I've learned to steer into the roll as the best way to counteract the momentum. Slowing down abruptly only seems to exacerbate the situation in the short term.
I think the answer is to just get one with a 9'6" beam or bigger. Kind of cuts out the trailering aspect but I think this is why you just don't see many 8' beam larger boats.