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  1. The boat is already welded in that location on...

    The boat is already welded in that location on the inside. Ranger calls the inside welds structural welds as they are what's holding the transom to the bottom of the hull. The outside welds are...
  2. James, you must do this for a living! Already...

    James, you must do this for a living!

    Already in touch with the dealer. We are angling towards getting together with the boat after the New Year holiday.

    54-57mph in the upper 5k rpm range is...
  3. Right now I'm 5300rpm @ 52mph with a 23p Bravo 1...

    Right now I'm 5300rpm @ 52mph with a 23p Bravo 1 FS. Similar numbers with a Tempest Plus 22p but with much less grip and handling not as good. All numbers via Vesselview Link and Smartcraft. Not...
  4. 474048 Not sure how large this picture will...

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    Not sure how large this picture will display but the welds where the transom meets hull bottom are the non-structural performance welds. Many aluminum boat owners not just Ranger owners...
  5. James, there are no trim tabs but there are...

    James, there are no trim tabs but there are "performance welds" where the transom meets the hull. Already looking at those. Some owners of this hull grind this weld off.
  6. I moved the batts back and moved weight from the...

    I moved the batts back and moved weight from the bow lockers back. Made maybe a small but hard to perceive difference.

    Good point, James. My aluminum "pad" area does have imperfections. You cannot...
  7. Leon, when you say "right" side I assume you mean...

    Leon, when you say "right" side I assume you mean starboard/driver's side? Cause my batts are biased towards the port/passenger side now.

    Another thought is I often boat alone... yes all my...
  8. Repositioning batteries for better lift, weight distribution, etc...

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    In an attempt to positively affect the balance point of the hull and promote bow lift on my 2021 Ranger RT198P, do you think it is worth the effort to move my 3 batts... let's call that...
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