I'm wondering if anyone else has used spray rails placed right at the water line running almost the length of the boat in an attempt to lower the bow and help her handle a following sea better? I finished a face-lift on a 1987 28' BHM in August. We ran the boat around for a month before pulling her out to put a bow thruster, stainless rudder (had to change the skeg bearing) and ran a set of lift/spray rails along the water line tapering up forward just beneath and aft of the existing forward rails. The rails sit right at the water line and run back ending 18" before the transom. These recommendations came directly from Steve Law who was unbelievably helpful. The rudder and rails have made the boat much easier to handle in a following/1/4ing sea and I gained about 1.5 knots. I'm wondering if by extending the rails another 12" back if they would lower the bow that much more or have an adverse affect? Any feedback would be great!