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post #13 of Old 08-20-2008
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Yes. My boat is almost exactly the same displacement and length. Any weight at either extreme ends has a very noticeable affect on "hobby horse" tenancies. My boat actually prefers weight forward versus weight aft, but either way she will hobby horse more. My suggestion is to move all the heavy non-location specific gear to as close to center as possible. I used my tool boxes, spares and canned goods to trim the boat. I also added a 10 gallon flexible water tank to a strategic position to help influence the boats trim and list. The smaller the boat the more critical trim is...
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