I'm trying to find the best position for my new fuel tank by trial and error. Bit of a pain as it's a trip out every time I move it a bit (it's a real pain I says to the wife, sick of going out on that RIB trying to get this sorted
Went out yesterday with the centre of the tank slightly forward of where the old 2 X 25L tanks where. Had 40L in the 120L tank. In the flat calm water of the river wyre all was well. Normally I get about 40 knots with two people plus 50L of fuel and around 45 knots with just me on board, got around 43 knots yesterday, 2 people and 40 litres.
Felt like I was on the right path So set out out into Morecambe bay to see how it would handle any swell. The water was very calm but there was a hell of allot of mashed up wakes from a couple of RIBs, jet ski's etc. The ride through the was allot more uncomfortable than normal and at one point the bow semmed to stick and we where thrown violently sideways. My old man was not happy but got told to shut up as he was there for ballast lol.
So it would seem it's bow heavy, it's more obviouse by how less responsive the bow was when trimming up. I'm now going to move it back slightly, fix it down again and try it out, but that wont be until next week
So I need to tap into your experiance folks. Any tips, tricks for setting up wial on the trailer to minimise sea trials.