Originally Posted by Chopppywaters
If my engine is to heavy would it help to put maybe sand bags or something similar up in the bow to level it off during heavy seas and such?
Be very careful with sand, story goes (fact) about a couple of boys this year went south to sea trial their new big rib, lovely day so decided to head to France, after about 1 hour decided that bow was too light so called into a harbour looking for some bow ballast. All they could find was sand bags that were stopping road signs blowing away, ideal, loaded a good few into the bow and off they set.
Had a lovely lunch in France and went back to the boat only to find the local polis at it looking it over. They were asked for papers, which they did not have, and then the polis did a search on the boat and found these bags, well then it all started to get interesting, the local polis called the big polis who called some other polis and arrested the boys until they could confirm what was in the bags
Eventually they were allowed to go.
So if you use sand get it from a builders merchant with an invoice