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?
By Ducks in the wind. - 7/28/2014 10:02:40 AM
I have a 16ft Flat bottom and I relocated my fuel tank to the front.  With an 8 gallon tank that is ~48-50lbs of balast and no need to use up payload with 50lbs of sand.  I used the chine on the side of the boat and the aluminum ribs to run the fuel line so that it will stay out of the way and not get damaged.  

Good luck and Godd hunting
-God Bless
By Mike dub - 12/7/2014 9:22:15 PM
2)6"x6" aluminum trim tabs placed about one foot from both sides 3" overhang slightly bend them down attach to bottom of boat with jb weld it worked great for me
By duckheadone - 1/21/2015 3:00:24 PM
Listen to what these guys say, it all works.  Stabilizing fins, gas tank up front, tilting jack plate are all sound methods of bringing the front down.  May need a combination.