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My GUESS, is like many here (and everywhere else), skipper confused the current model with the older models.
This (older) model can never be operated without the ballast. the newer ones can be (if not over loaded) when motoring to get on a plane.
The way a water ballast boat works is you launch it, open the valves, and the water fills up the cavity. (when it fills up) you close it up. shut the valve in the bottom of the boat, and the air vent.
there are several line drawings on SA already...
even if it was knocked down, it would still right, with water in the cabin. -the factory installed a lot of stryofoam to keep them from sinking, and its distributed all over the innner hull.
The fact it floated hull up, says a lot...