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Old 17 August 2004, 16:46   #11
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Old 17 August 2004, 16:47   #12
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Ouch! Sounds painful!
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Old 26 August 2004, 08:01   #13
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Hi Keith. I have trouble with my Bombard (i think that might be a dirty word on this site), because all the weight (me and the engine) are at the back she struggles with just me. She gets on to the plane easily but anything less than say 12-14 knots, she's nose right up in the air and me trying desparately hard not to fall off the back.

This is a real problem where i launch as there are 8knt speed limits all over the place. I have got storage room at the bow (which drains all the way out the stern). I am thinking of filling up some big floatation bags with water and if I want more less or non at all just draining it off.


Nothing really to add to your thread just that its nice to know I'm not the only person with this erectile problem
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Old 26 August 2004, 08:16   #14
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Hi Keithm

The flexible water tank is a good idea, especially if you can fill it up when the boat is in the water. Do you have your fuel tank in the bow as well?

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Old 26 August 2004, 08:38   #15
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I think someone has suggested putting on an extension tiller arm and then sitting/kneeling further forward.
Does this not work if you are single-handed?
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Old 26 August 2004, 13:14   #16
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you could always try some doel fin type foils. i had the same problem on an Avon Adventure 4m which was cured by them. There are varying opinions and experiences on here of the foils but my experience on a similar size, arse heavy boat was that they cured the nose high / high planing speed. They are a relatively cheap fix (if it works) but beware they will leave 4 holes in your anti-ventilation plate if you remove them.

shifting ballast forward will also help as also suggested

hope this helps

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Hi Keith. I have trouble with my Bombard (i think that might be a dirty word on this site), because all the weight (me and the engine) are at the back she struggles with just me. She gets on to the plane easily but anything less than say 12-14 knots, she's nose right up in the air and me trying desparately hard not to fall off the back.

This is a real problem where i launch as there are 8knt speed limits all over the place. I have got storage room at the bow (which drains all the way out the stern). I am thinking of filling up some big floatation bags with water and if I want more less or non at all just draining it off.


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