Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Pottsboro, Texas
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Thanks for the opinions everyone...I do still plan to go through with the project and hope that it doesn't affect the boat as drastically as you're saying.
I like the comment about the SUVs and motorcycles-that's so true! You are dealing with someone who will load a three wheeler into a zodiac so I can take it to the islands to ride or the other side of the lake!
The weight issue-I have added about 350-400lbs of chain in the bow along with a coming windlass and battery in the bow, which will add some weight. I know it is best not to add weight on the ends, but this should help balance it out a little bit. The Endeavour is not a light boat. Mine should weigh in currently at over 20,000lbs. I'm also thinking of adding a separate battery bank of 2 4d batteries in the forward part of the boat, maybe under the Vberth.
As far as towing the boat, I will probably be towing a Sea Doo or something else, so I prefer to have my dinghy on the boat. I am a toy fanatic, and prefer to have as many options as possible when out. The dinghy I purchased is great because i can get back to the dock quick to grab something or pick somebody up.
I know I'm a little different from most of you in your "style" of cruising and outfitting your vessel, but I value any opinion and appreciate your info!
Highport Marina ZD27
aboard S/V Fort Awesome III
"I couldn't do the things the way those people do.
I couldn't live there if you paid me to. " The Talking Heads