Another question about recently purchased 1850 Sportfish. It has a convertible deck in the bow so the battery compartment is pretty close to the front of the boat. With 2 deep cycle batteries and a 50 lb plus trolling motor on the front the boat seems extremely bow heavy. I can’t get the bow up out of the water after I am on plane and seems like I scow along like a tug boat. I switched to a stainless prop and it helped a little but the 150 merc opti should push that boat close to 50 mph with one passenger. My old 96 Pro Am 1850 would do 55 GPS speed and better than that at lower elevation also with a 150 pushing it. Is there any place in the Sportfish to relocate the batteries to get some weight out of the bow? Makes me wonder if the boat design was ever water tested by the company with a trolling motor and batteries in the front compartment. Really effects performance and fuel consumption.
April 3, 2020 at 3:30 pm #1930526