Wow, started something there.
I'm not siding with anyone on these next comments.
CH, I DIY everything. The old adage, 'If you want a job doing properly, do it your self.' is me. I'm constantly amazed at how dopey professionals and experts can be. Even things which are obvious to others are often missed or not understood.
Originally posted by crazyhorse
"but to try and move a engine forward cos you think it will stop a sea from comming over the bow? is not recommended."
I don't think I said that.
Let me pass this one buy you.
8.5mtr hull and tubes CG just rear of mid point. Now, inboard at the stern, engine wt. 550 kgs. Consol well forward and 6 people on board sitting at the console each weighing 12 stone. (= 480kgs).
So, now you have 500kg at the stern and 480kg near the bow.
Where is the CG?
Same hull, engine moved forward 1.5 mts. Me and wife sitting just forward of the engine our weight 146kg.
Where do you rekon the CG is now?
CH the above is not indicating critisism of you in any way. But its a very simple example of how reasoned estimates can be used to help solve a problem.
However, I'm open to any sort if insight into problems with the boat, which may be forseen by others. 'Two heeds is better than yin.' Forget Cat B, resale value etc.
I've tried not to upset anyone. Hope I managed.