Ok as everyone knows I'm getting ready to rip up my deck and raise the scuppers & deck.
Next topic is establishing the water line. This will probably be critical as setting the pitch
I've read all the threads in the past about how each hull having a scribe line then the builders work the math from there adding or subtracting according to weight distribution.
That probably works in theory to me but in my opinion the only true way is having it loaded as would be when finished then floating it.
Since I'm still in the water and the boat is rigged and loaded as it will always be I'm going to mark the inside of the hull before I come out.
One thing I forgot is that 2 years ago I added 6 or 7 50 lb bags of sand way up in the bow because at the dock the scupper situation was even worse so those pics of my boat rafted to Endorfin don't really show all of the scupper height difference.
So to my question.
Fill tanks and establish the line. 1/2 full or close to empty ? I thinking 1/2 in both 65 gal tanks.
I know where I store my tote with anchor chain & line changes things for me depending on if stored aft or foreward.
I'm planning to use Coosa 26 for deck, air boxes hatches ect.
Anyone know the weight difference per sq ft as laid up & glasses.
I know using the Coosa over my now 3/4 plywood deck is going to change weight also.
Thanks in advance.
Raising the deck and scuppers should not change your water liner. The less bottom paint above water the better. I would not touch the water line. Do the work float the boat and see what you need. Remember it is easy to raise the water lineâ€¦but no so easy to lower it.