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I recently picked up a 15’4” Gheenoe and being a big guy I feel like the weight on the stern is to much. I’m going to pick up a couple batteries and put up front that I’m sure will help a bit, but is there anything else I can do?
 

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When experimenting with weight balance/movement...I've used 5-gallon buckets filled with water.
Filled, they are about 42 lbs each. They are easy to move around, but be certain to strap them down if you are going for a fast motorized run.
 

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Oh, yeah...the KETO diet is working for me. All the meat, eggs, cheese I can eat. But, I have to give up Bread and other white stuff. Works very well, I think. Been on it for two months and have lost 20 lbs..... but never felt hungry. Both my Cardiologist and my GP approved it.
 

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Also.. take a moment and look to see where all the weight type stuff is on your rig... Where is your fuel tank, that cooler, the fishing (or other type stuff) gear stored on that Gheenoe? Just moving a few things around may lessen your load problems... You can also do something about where you stand while running that skiff. An extended steering attachment for your outboard (if you're operating a tiller steered rig) might just allow to stand far enough forward to balance out that rig just enough....

If all else fails - scoot over to customgheenoe.com and ask what the members there have done with that kind of problem...
 

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Also.. take a moment and look to see where all the weight type stuff is on your rig... Where is your fuel tank, that cooler, the fishing (or other type stuff) gear stored on that Gheenoe? Just moving a few things around may lessen your load problems... You can also do something about where you stand while running that skiff. An extended steering attachment for your outboard (if you're operating a tiller steered rig) might just allow to stand far enough forward to balance out that rig just enough....

If all else fails - scoot over to customgheenoe.com and ask what the members there have done with that kind of problem...
I was fishing out of a kayak so I’ve got all my gear in a milk crate. I need to devise a way to hold it up front. With that, the battery, a cooler and maybe a kid for ballast. It also has trim tabs on the back that could take some adjustment to help. This is my first boat and yesterday was my maiden voyage in it. So I’m learning.
 

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We used to use bags filled with lead shot. You can add and subtract them as needed to the bow. Amazing how much a little bit of shot weighs
 

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I've used a large dry sack filled with water. Works perfect. After you get the boat in the water you can scoop as much water into a dry sack as you need. The top keeps water out, well it also keeps water in. It's soft, quiet, moveable, stays where you put it and if you have a big dry sack and get a lot of water in it, it weighs a ton.
 

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So I'm skinny in a big fat boat

Try zero belly smoothies there a book you can get. I use it to keep my wait down for triathlons
 
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