boat skipping problem?


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By Blanch - 11/18/2013 8:17:13 PM
recently bought a new 15ft allweld, runs great, and was a hell of a steal. when hunting with someone else int he boat, its fine. alone it skips like crazy unless i go kinda slow. im thinking of maybe putting 50lb bags of sand in the front of the boat under the front deck to possible get more weight up foward. anyone else had any solutions on thier own boats?
By huntorgather - 11/19/2013 9:09:27 AM
Need more info. What size motor? Do you have tilt and trim?

Light motor and boat add weight up front, you got it.
By Blanch - 11/19/2013 7:17:58 PM
15 foot allweld. 25 HP yamaha yammer hammer. jacking plate. 
By huntorgather - 11/20/2013 9:31:58 AM
Adjust your jack plate down and that should pull the bow down. You may lose some speed as a result.
By Knollie81 - 4/7/2014 2:04:44 PM
Depends partially on the environment you are boating in (calm water, rough water, etc.) and your boat's hull shape (flat bottom, modified v-hull, etc.).  Assuming you have a modified v-hull, try trimming the motor down once the boat starts planing.  If this doesn't work, maybe try a hydrofoil stabilizer?