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Old 19 March 2012, 11:51   #1
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need advice. please.

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had my boat out for first time at the weekend everything was fine ,apart from ,when i opened it up [4 hp mariner 2 stroke ? ] -dont laugh,, the bow rose up ? i assume i am needing a little weight at the front , would i be correct?
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Old 19 March 2012, 12:47   #2
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That's normal. The bow will rise before the boat starts to plane. Try moving forward a bit.
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Old 19 March 2012, 14:13   #3
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That's normal. The bow will rise before the boat starts to plane. Try moving forward a bit.
thought so, thanks for taking ,time to reply
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You may also need to adjust the trim angle I find this makes a huge difference to small engined small boats which can be sensitive to getting on to the plane. Try setting the trim pin one hole closer to the transom and see if it helps.
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Put you fuel tank at the bow, this way the tank won't be in your legs and will add a bit of weight so it will help to stabilise.

A Doel-Fin might help as well.
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Old 19 March 2012, 15:57   #6
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You may also need to adjust the trim angle I find this makes a huge difference to small engined small boats which can be sensitive to getting on to the plane. Try setting the trim pin one hole closer to the transom and see if it helps.
will give it a try
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never thought of that ..
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Put you fuel tank at the bow, this way the tank won't be in your legs and will add a bit of weight so it will help to stabilise.

A Doel-Fin might help as well.
dont have fuel tank?
built in .
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