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Old 30 May 2013, 11:25   #1
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Rib weight distribution

Hi looking for some more advice for my humber rib project again please

I will be bolting down the fuel tank, consoles and batteries at the weekend. I currently have a standard rotation gearbox / prop and the engine transom holes are starboard biased. Should I think about keeping the weight from fuel tanks and batteries to the starboard side of the boat?


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Old 30 May 2013, 12:42   #2
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No , fit them centrally. The engine offset is probably to counteract the prop torque.
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