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well got over to the boat this morning  after that bad weather yesterday and done a test on how the ballast was performing  then took the boat over to the pontoon  and removed all the ballast from the  middle part of it  and the bow added all the weight up and it was over 700 pound  there is still about 200 pound on the stern did the test again then side to side and there was hardly any difference in movement the boat has raised out of the water a good 2 inches  the speed was about the same so am i better of leaving it out to see if its better on fuel  

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3 hours ago, daio web said:

well got over to the boat this morning  after that bad weather yesterday and done a test on how the ballast was performing  then took the boat over to the pontoon  and removed all the ballast from the  middle part of it  and the bow added all the weight up and it was over 700 pound  there is still about 200 pound on the stern did the test again then side to side and there was hardly any difference in movement the boat has raised out of the water a good 2 inches  the speed was about the same so am i better of leaving it out to see if its better on fuel  

Tbh, I'd be inclined to leave it where it was, I'd rather have stability over fuel economy. The saving on fuel will not be noticed.  

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As above, leave it in place or if you really want to remove it do so in small increments and observe the stability rather than going all out. 

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its still the same on stability  with it out i will be putting some back in it comes out of the water in 2 weeks so i can fit new engine mounts and new antifoul and anodes thanks for getting back boys

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