Wet Sisu 26

yanmar

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All the info i read about the Sisu 26 never mentioned a wet boat . I took my boat out yesterday for the first time in the ocean with snotty conditions and heres what i found out . 4 foot seas in the morning and into them she will take as much as the operator wanted to ( thank god i had some fresh rain x on the glass ) but she was taking a LOT over the bow and the end of the roof looked like a broken gutter . Following sea was a little bit of a hand full at times ( pretty typical i thought ) I bought the boat with out a sea trial as it was on the hard and the price was way below the average price . So a couple of questions 1. Do i have too much weight hanging of the bow for this boat ( double anchoring system weighing between 225 and 275 ) 2. It has molded spray rails , maybe an addition set above ? Thanks Dennis P.S. anyone claiming this boat is not a roller please , Its a ROLLER but i can live with it
 

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Fill a 55 gallon drum with water and put it in the stern, see how that does offsetting the weight forward.

It's only a 26, you can expect it to be wet. Wave height in relation to bow height and all. If you have a friend who can run with you, have them take photos of your vessel at speed, you can go from there and decide if you want additional spray rails.
 

gmarine25

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Yeah I was gonna say a 4 foot sea in a 26 foot lobster boat and powering into it will definitely give you some good spray...I say accept it and enjoy the ride ;)
 
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