Restoration Project: Adding Weight to Level Trim

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  1. CapeCodAngler
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    CapeCodAngler Junior Member

    I have an older 19' fiberglass skiff (Midland) that I am restoring with the help of a professional boat builder. We have added a new outboard (Honda 90) and a console (battery location) and under seat gas tank (midship). We took the boat to a local pond and trial floated it today. After moving around the gas tank (full) and console, it seems that we need to add weight to the bow area to get the boat level. We are thinking of adding lead weight in the bilge area in the bow.

    The original specs indicate that it can handle the weight of the Honda.

    Anyone else deal with a similar problem" Suggestions?

    Thank-you
     
  2. tunnels

    tunnels Previous Member

    Its not a good idea using lead weight to balance as in a rought sea the bow will not lift and you will end up with a boat that is wet and a real dog !!:plus it dangerous as without quick bow lift you could have a wave come over the front and filling the boat with tons of water , once one wave comes in ,the next and the next untill it is full and sinking !! dont do it !!
    At rest the bow should look up anyway . its at speed you need to use the power trim to do your leveling . :D

    Boat on the water with one person in the driving possition should has approx 3 to 4 Dregress of angle of attack or slightly more when planing at about 1/2 to 3/4 throttle .
     
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  3. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    They make hot babes for bow ballast
     
  4. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    Post some application form please! .pdf or .doc preferred!;)
     
  5. CapeCodAngler
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    CapeCodAngler Junior Member

    Thank-You

    Thank-you for your suggestions. My wife would not let me use the "hot babes ballast solution", so I sold the boat.

    A appreciate your help
     
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  7. CapeCodAngler
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    CapeCodAngler Junior Member

    Time to End This Thread

    QED...That's all folks
     
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