I have a 14' dixie fiberglass boat with a 40 horse suzuki 2 stroke. the boat is rated at a maximum of 50hp. The steering console is mounted very close to the back, which puts a lot of weight in the rear, which is fairly narrow. I moved the battery and the fuel tank up front, but i need more.
This leaves me with 2 options. The first option was to move the console forward, but it is glassed into the side of the boat in a way that would make it a pain to move and I'm not sure how much it would help anyway.
My other idea was to build and install some plywood and fiberglass extensions to the hull on both sides of the motor, but i have no idea how much this would help. any input will be apreciated.
heres what i had in mind.