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Old 10 September 2005, 06:17   #31
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Told you I was full of it!
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Old 10 September 2005, 06:18   #32
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What, sand?
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Old 10 September 2005, 09:02   #33
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heh would something like this work instead of sand?

http://www.wakeside.com/page/W/PROD/...fat_brick_W702
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Old 10 September 2005, 09:14   #34
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First go and find out if sand and how much will solve your problem before dumping your cash on fancy hand bags
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Old 10 September 2005, 09:20   #35
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I can't believe the people who say this will not work - why the hell do people use bow ballast tanks then???
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Old 10 September 2005, 09:47   #36
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im guessing about 130 lbs would be fine...the guy at the boat company told me the 90honda was the perfect for RIBCRAFT 5.85, but i still went with the 115, which is a around 130 lbs more than the 90.....and i still havnt received the boat yet lol im just gathering info so wen i do im ready
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Old 10 September 2005, 11:39   #37
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Dont forget your anchor and chain in bow ,You could also perhaps have a longer section of chain to act as ballast. Allso i carry slightly smaller spare anchor etc.
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Old 10 September 2005, 12:23   #38
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I've a Ribcraft 5.85 with a 115 4s that was also a little flighty in a big sea. I messed around with bags of sand in the bow locker until I settled on about 30kg. Then got my local boat builder to glass in 30kg of Stainless steel ofcut pellets into the bow locker. Only took up a very small ammount of locker space. Hope this helps.

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Old 10 September 2005, 19:05   #39
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Don't read this as being a killjoy, as I'm looking at the same thing for my Avon (using 20mm gravel), but has anyone adding ballast considered effect on maximum trailer weight and towball load??

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Old 11 September 2005, 05:30   #40
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[QUOTE=Jonny Fuller] Campbell did use sand bags to try shifting the weight aft, and it did work! he then installed lead ballast inside the boat to replace the test sand bags once he knew 'how much' and 'where'.

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