Ok, so I would like to get the azz end of this boat up a little higher while running on plane. She does pretty well, but I noticed if I have my passenger stand about where I am at, the boat gets on plane much quicker and rides much more level in the water. Inches are vital!!
Was looking around on CL and found my identical boat with two seats side by side vs. the front and back combo. The other thing about having my buddy in the back is it's hard to communicate. A little grinding and riveting and I could easily be set up like this. (I would likely keep the stick steer vs. console.) What ya guys think?
Thanks man that's what I am thinking. Looks way more fun to run that way too. Although I would probably get a hot foot (gas pedal) and put the stick steer on the right side, and just use the control box for key on/off and shifting. That would be a sick setup!
Last Edit: Mar 15, 2017 15:17:51 GMT -5 by Pete D.
Seadek!! Excellent suggestion guys!! This stuff looks great, isn't super expensive, and looks to weight MUCH less than rubber matt. Plus its easy to install. I just don't feel like sanding, priming, painting and adding grit to the top coat.....
Anyone know the best place to get this stuff? I need 48"x 125" (4'x10')
Def one of the smarter shallow water set-ups I've seen. You did really well on this.
Thanks Airborne! Trial and error bud. This boat had a bunch of No-No's straight out of the box. It was fun, but I ran it long enough to learn what I like/dislike about it.
1.) Aluminum rig setting on a roller trailer=dimples in the hull, which in turn = cavitation. I took the rollers out and put bunks in. Once I got the floor up I beat the hull back to flat. Hoping that really helps with cavitation.
2.) Top deck not sealed. Water got down and soaked the foam underneath. Not going to happen this go around.......
3.) No consideration of weight distribution. Too much stern weight = long time to plane out and general stern heavy boat.
4.) Tunnel is cut too deep. Starkey puts in a short ramp tunnel which leads to more drag and less buoyancy in the rear end. I am going to leave the tunnel as is for now and see how she does with the new mods.