Originally Posted by HUMBER P4VWL
We used to use a sandbag in our old dory (horrid boat) to keep the bow down.
Can't quite see, but another option is to fit a bench or locker in front of the console which could house other stuff that has weight, spare fuel tank, liferaft etc
Re wet feet, really you need to make a well at the rear of the boat for the bilge to sit in.
Nice boat by the way.
thanks suggestion but i think there will be no room for an additional bench or locker in the bow.
wiik - diverbert(moi!) : Thanks for your imput. I am considering to laminate simple lead pellets with epoxy resin in the anchor locker and then laminate some additional glass on top of it. That way it's kept simple and not bouncing around the boat doing damage of some kind, provided proper prep work prior laminating.
paul ; I agree with the wet feet comment; We had substantial 'stern to wind time' last weekend with short steep waves, resulting in a little swimming pool, and yes i need a lowered bilge of some kind plus a construction of some kind at the lowered transom to prevent water ingress via the stern.