Don't you want a level-running boat for rivers? I think you're doing the smart thing by load-leveling the layout. Couldn't you mount bunks on the trailer ILO the rollers? That would prevent the dent thing from happening. Couple of treated 2x4s covered in marine carpet oughta do it.
Ended up going an entirely different route fellers. Went with an acid etch primer and covered the floor in a DIY version of RhinoLiner, called Herculiner. It is a rubberized, textured paint that they use in truck bed liners. Spongy on the feet, durable, slip free, and best of all, NOT CARPET!! Hopefully it holds up well. If it does, I will likely remove all of the carpet and hit the whole inside of the boat. At $70 a gallon, who's crying?
I would like an opinion here guys. I have a bit of a decision to make.
I would like to have my passenger up with me when running. I also want the boat to not lean to one side or the other when I am the only one in it. It would be nice to have the console directly in the center of the boat, but if I do that there isn't enough room for my passenger to stand comfortably beside me. I was thinking about moving the console to the right about 6-8", kind of splitting the difference. What do you guys think? Here are pics of direct center and shifted to one side. Does it detract from the looks some?
Nicely done bud looks great. It's a hole new feeling when people brag about your boat and you will be able to look at them and tell them every little detail of what you have worked hard for.
Thanks man! I'm real happy with the way things came out. After selling my stick steer, a seat box and a couple other things, I only spent about $350 in parts to convert the boat over. Now I just need to figure out fuel tank and battery, and get this huge Lowrance mounted on the console.