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One other thing to try before moving your motor.... I have a good friend who runs a custom built tunnel (he did the hull himself...). I was very surprised at the big difference in how he ran it compared to the way I normally run a conventional skiff. From a standing start he puts in in gear and just idles along as the boat gets moving he VERY gradually adds power. One moment you're just doing a fast idle then the thing just gradually transitions to up on plane and scooting along just fine. He explained to me that a properly set up tunnel will idle in almost anything the hull will float in and gradually just slide up on plane without the stern digging in the way you'd do with any other kind of hull (which is why all of us try to jump up on plane in the first place...). That maneuver just isn't needed with a good tunnel hull - but it sure does feel strange the first time you try it...
 
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