Not something that I would have done but hey, we're all different! That said, I think you definitely achieved your goal of leveling it out a bit more. Happy boating!
I have added 400 pounds of sand to the front and got the bow lowered some. I think it looks better, any thoughts?
Damn now I have to get a winter prop!Its quite common up here in Canada actually. We keep sandbags in our boats in fall. You never know when you could get a winter storm and still have your summer prop on and just be spinning on the ice. So you throw some sand out to give it a little grip to get going. You Southerners don't understand the struggle! Hehe
In all seriousness, it's your boat and you can do what ever makes you happy. If having the boat sit level while empty is an issue for you, then congrats, you've figured out a solution, and it's a great looking boat! The other members are just clearly concerned about the safety aspects of rough waters, which is why they speak so strongly. No, an extra 400lbs isn't going to sink the boat by any means, but the wave over the bow, dented panels and performance hit are all very real. But once again, you can obviously do whatever you like! Thanks for joining the forum and hope to hear / see many posts of great times out on your boat!!
The sand is still in the plastic bags it came in plus 3 mil thick trash bags so they don't leak sand out anywhere. They were staged in the storage compartment up front under the seats. If I change my mind they will be easy to remove and no loose sand to vacuum up in the storage comparts. Not sure about worst idea of all times since there have been no performance problems and being level with the dock and while under power gives it a better look. No regrets!So I am curious as to where you put this 400# of sand, and how it's contained? Since you have already won the prize for "worst boating idea of all times", you might as well set the bar really high! Hopefully you left the sand in the paper bags it comes in from Home Depot, so that the bags will get wet then you can have 400# of loose sand in the boat. Or better yet, you bought that "special sand" called Redi Mix... /sarcasm