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  1. Sponsons, without a tunnel....good or bad? Compression plate, same ??

    General Discussion
    I have a 1756 Lowe VT tinny. It has a manual Jackplate. Runs fine but I'd like to go skinnier. Can I raise the engine even more if I add sponsons? Can I raise the engine even more if I add a compression plate? What if I add both? Looking for answers from owners who have added one or...
  2. Who Knows Anything About Sponsons?

    Boat Yard Basics
    I am in the early stages of thinking through my next build. It will be a mudboat designed for a 20-23 HP longtail mudmotor. It will be a ~16'x44" flat bottom, round chined hull. I am very comfortable with how to get the basic hull design drawn up. The sticky part is that I'd like to add...
  3. Thinking of adding sponsons

    Boat Yard Basics
    I recently purchased a 15' Johnsen type skiff that I am starting to rebuild. I want it to float as shallow as possible, but I do not want to power the boat with only a 10 or 15 HP. The build itself is going to add more weight than I would like, so I was thinking about adding sponsons. Has anyone...
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