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Old 12 September 2011, 05:19   #21
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With smaller engines you may be well ok with the combined weight issues but if using much larger heavier engines ,the extra stern weight may cause a too light bow and handling problems,
the old C class Zodiac 17ft s.i.b.s that were fitted with twin 40 hp engines needed about 50kgs of lead weights bolted to the bow floor.

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Old 12 September 2011, 21:26   #22
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Originally Posted by White2505 View Post

my original plan to keep it on a trailer fully assmebled has been vetoed by she who must be obeyed.
The solution for that is really easy!

Be sure that she fully participates in the assembly, ask her to fit in the floorboards & stringers, and for heaven's sake don't let on about the trick of placing the oars in parallel under the boat when doing this. It is even better if you can schedule such outing shortly after a manicure.

You should have the desired trailer within about 2 weeks. If your tow vehicle could benefit from turbocharging, this would be a perfect time to convince SWMBO of the need for this as well.

Why does it take a single guy to see these things with such clarity?

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Old 13 September 2011, 02:06   #23
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Originally Posted by prairie tuber View Post
Why does it take a single guy to see these things with such clarity?
I thought it but didn't post it... ...perhaps thats why I'm not single
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