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Old 02 June 2007, 14:11   #1
Country: UK - England
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Jun 2007
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will this work?

While I am saving up for a RIB i have the floowing question about my inflatable boat,
it is a 2.9m inflatable with a Mariner 8hp, it will plane with just me in it but when a 2nd person gets in it won't quite plane. We only use it in calm/river conditions. If I deflated the inflatable keel partially or fully this would make it more flat bottomed and therefore easier to plane 2 up! Anyone tried this before?

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Old 02 June 2007, 14:38   #2
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Southampton
Boat name: DynaMoHumm/ SRV/deja
Make: Avon8.4, 5.4 & 4.777
Length: 8m +
Engine: Cat3126 Yam 90 &70
MMSI: 42
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Dont think so, try a bigger lump or a smaller mate

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Old 02 June 2007, 16:29   #3
Country: UK - England
Town: Gloucestershire
Boat name: Osprey
Make: Osprey Vipermax
Length: 5m +
Engine: E-tec 300 G2
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Get as much weight forward as you can and get any weight you can out of the boat. It suprising how difference a little weight in the wrong place makes.

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Old 02 June 2007, 17:35   #4
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
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Yes you need to get someone as far forward as possible - litterally hanging over the bow - then when on the plane get them to move to the back - should be fine then!!!
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