Haven't tried the boat on my own yet but when I eased the throttle in gently I was able to get it on the plane with the 4 of us in without too much problem, felt like it may possibly have gone up with another adult provided the prop would grip so wasn't particularly overloaded (boat is rated to take 5+1)
After inflating it in the garden last night one thing I have noticed is that the inflatable keel (act-v, box type ) was not sitting straight either front to rear or top to bottom
I'm guessing that this could well be the reason for the ventilation but after deflating/inflating a couple of times and playing around with the toggles that hold it in place I still couldn't get it to inflate in a straight line
Does anybody have an idea if there's a knack to this, ie. should the main tubes be inflated first then the floor ot vice versa??