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Ballast in bow of Westfield 7 months 6 days ago #134113

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My 1964 Westfield is equipped with 85 hp Merc. The boat flies. Looking at pictures of boat, I am concerned that too much of the front of the boat is out of the water. What would you recommend for ballast and approximately how much weight. One friend suggested placing sandbags in bow. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Ballast in bow of Westfield 7 months 2 days ago #134171

That boat was rated for 70HP, so yeah, it flies. Sandbags would work, but try putting the trim pin in a spot to trim the motor so it's tucked in a bit closer to the transom. That alone would help a lot.

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Dave Nau - 1966 MFG Niagara with 1963 Mercury 350 (35hp) outboard and 1966 Tee Nee trailer. Second boat is a 1962 MFG Edinboro with a 1984 Evinrude 70hp and Holsclaw trailer.

Ballast in bow of Westfield 7 months 1 day ago #134190

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Thanks Dave.

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