Topic: Question re: boat trim and balance
Any idea why JJT put the water tank in the bow and the holding tank in the bilge? With a load of water on, Virago sits well down by the bow, even with the engine, a load of diesel and me in the back. The only reason I can think of for this arrangement is to counterbalance the weight of the engine to even out the weight distribution and centralize the CG. However, it does seem odd that she trims below her lines when water is topped up. Has anyone swapped these tanks around to move the weight of the water aft? Does it make the boat light in the bow, or particularly heavy by the stern? I'm toying with the idea of moving the water storage but am afraid that I'll screw up what is currently a well balanced, easy riding boat - except for the load o' water thing.