I've a question for the hardcore seariderboys.
Others may give their opinion as well
I've a searider 5.4 with a honda 90 hp. (dryweight 170kg/374pounds)
Main 'problem' is that its often starts to chinewalk around 37 mph/60 kmh.
Sometimes it's so bad I've to decrease speed.
When I trim in chinewalking stops but speeds decrease also.
I always put the petrol (sometimes 40gal/150 liters) before the console in the nose. Makes no difference. Same with almost no petrol left.
The topspeed is also a bit low I think (41 mph / 67 kmh when current is favorable)
The gearcase and prop have been changed for another problem, but that also didn't do nothing to the chinewalk.
The hull has only some minor scrathes so that can't be the reason.
I was thinking that the problem could be solved by mounting the engine a bit higher, but someone told me that mounting the engine higher will lift the boat further out off the water en thereby increase the chinewalk.
As I've no tools to lift the engine myself it's more a kind of theoretical question.