Wrong.TomW1 wrote: ↑Thu Oct 06, 2022 6:04 pm Dan, I am still not keen on changing your bow shape after thinking about it a couple of days. While you say it is only at the dock it will also be there when you get out caught out in heavy seas and have to slow down and waves are pounding down on the bow. Instead, do a weight test fill a bunch of 5Gal buckets on the stern with water, with each Gal weighing 8.33lbs until you level the boat. This will be much cheaper than building the bulbous bows. You can use lead or other weights in rear compartments to equal the amount of weight of the water you needed to balance the fore/aft weight. It may not be as much as you think. Tom
Wish you were not Tom. This is a large vessel. 350 pounds of sand, removed solar panels 106 pounds, ran water down from 53 to like 15 gallons and the bow was still down 3.5" below dwl.
It is not trim and moments. Well, it is, but shaving pounds here and there and here and there would take all winter and no solar...not ever
The problem is this vessel needed something called a datum. That is, a section by section weight requirement provided by the designer. In Richard's defense, he is a minimalist. He simply builds very light, not even close to all the typical US type of ideas. The water tanks are mislocated. He asked me where I planned them; they are wrong. I increased the window rake; they are further forward for looks. I used tempered glass, not polycarbonate.
So, I apologize for saying wrong, but we are really required to get the bows up and not by keeping a bow anchor on the stern.
All the best Tom. I realize your heart is in the right place.