Cant keep my boats nose down

Postby wortho53 » Fri Nov 21, 2003 12:49 pm

I gots a 14' with a 90 geegee on the back and she keeps pointin to the stars when pullin my bum out gets real hairy (so the missus says). Is it cool to put more weight up the front of the boat to keep it down? will it nose dive and submarine on me when i back off ? any help guys would be much appreciated

Thanx wortho.
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Postby chromedlux » Fri Nov 21, 2003 1:04 pm

nah get some weight up the front dude, she shouldnt nose dive. but downt go overboard with the weight.... little by little put more and more in until you get the right balance
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Postby Ken » Fri Nov 21, 2003 1:38 pm

You probably won't be able to put too much in her but any extra weight should probably go up the bow.
Tell the boss to be careful when going back over the rollers when she turns around or else she is likely to get a lap full of water :lol:
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Postby Jason » Fri Nov 21, 2003 2:55 pm

Wortho,

First, I would assume the motor is trimmed all the way in when the boat initially takes off.

Secondly, You should try fitting a permatrim to the outboard. A permatrim will help the boat come out flatter, there great. A permatrim will also allow the boat to plane at much lower speeds. If it does not help your problem, i would be very suprised. Give the owner of the company a ring. He is in Sydney somewhere.
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Postby wortho53 » Tue Nov 25, 2003 12:45 pm

Hey thanks for the replies guys and the great ideas. Yeah shes trimed hard against the transom any harder it'd be in the boat. thanks again!!!
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Postby Tom » Tue Nov 25, 2003 2:53 pm

I've got an old Swiftcraft 14ft with a 115hp Johnson on it, in the nose off that we have put 4 plastic 20L drums with water and sand in them,

Also so have a Foil(??Not sure of the correct name) but it bolts just above the prop it helped heaps only cost $80.

With the weight in the front you have to carefull driving, we've got a few waves over the front
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Postby JamesB » Tue Nov 25, 2003 3:11 pm

I can vouch for the Permatrim device, works great and might even help with wake shape, but just for your information; we have noticed and spoke to boat mechanics who siad the same thing, that the permatrim makes the steering cables life shorter and you will need to re-grease your steering a whole lot more than not using it.

In the end this problem became too much for us so we no longer use the permatrim. But I recommend it if you are happy to spend a lot of time regularly re-greasing your steering.
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Postby Jason » Tue Nov 25, 2003 11:27 pm

I know two guys who race outboards and use a permatrim. Hydraulic steering but. Actually raced in the Bridge to Bridge on Sunday.

I fitted a permatirm to my 2001 2.4litre Mercury. It came
out of the water so flat. The nose lifted only a fraction.

I know I sound like a salesman for permatrim but seriously, they are
the ducks guts in my eyes. Have used them before and will use them again.
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Postby wbdu » Fri Nov 28, 2003 11:31 am

Weight is great !

Our first wake boat was a 15 foot Bullet Ski boat with a 150 Merc Outboard.
We threw a tower on the tub and she wouldn't pull out of the hole.
We grabbed a huge flat rock about 50KG worth and threw it up the bow - problem solved !
You do have to be pretty carefull when turning around and always be on the lookout for rollers with your hand on the accelerator.

I should tell you we sunk Ricochet 3 months later.
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Postby wortho53 » Mon Dec 01, 2003 1:25 pm

Damn did you get the ricochet back

Sorry to hear it dude. :o
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Postby wbdu » Mon Dec 01, 2003 1:43 pm

She's gone, swallowed up by the Brissie River,
man that was a funny day though, still cracks me up!!!


Here she is in all her glory !
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Postby Pano43 » Mon Dec 01, 2003 2:43 pm

That's one high tower..!
Ride RONIX ..
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