Pointer 18' Console Position

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  1. P18Flirt

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    Hello All,

    I am refinishing the deck/ interior of my Pointer 18 this spring, and while I am at it am thinking of moving the console a bit. Currently it seems a little far forward, which with a light Honda 50 ends up with a bow down bias when running, and sitting at the mooring.

    Would moving the console and seat back 7" make a significant difference in balance? This would leave me with 48" from the seat tot he transom, which I need for lobstering in the summer.

    Hoping this small move may help her sit a bit better on mooring and not push the bow as much in a seaway. It would also give me a bit more room for dodger in the future.

    Appreciate any advice in advance...

    Jeff




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  2. BOSBoatMan

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    Does water pool in the bow when it rains...?
     
  3. P18Flirt

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    No water in bow... self draining at mooring pretty well. After a heavy rain there may be some water forward, but not much.
     
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    My pointer 18 rides a little low in the bow and when I built my console I moved it back quite a bit
     
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    On my Pointer I moved the battery out from under my console to port side aft, along with a 6 fuel tank. The change raised the bow about an 1" Also helped with a starboard list due to pot hauler on Starboard side.
     

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