Im having some issues with a boat I bought a month or two ago. The boat is a 16ft Grumman Flatbottom with a 55hp Evinrude Worktwin.
With 2 people and some gear (no more then 700lbs people and gear) it will barely push the boat at 5mph (guestimation). However with 500lbs in it, it screams. But that is with all but 200lbs (me) at the front of the boat.
The boat with no one in it sits about 1ft into the water in the back. Could the outboard be too heavy for this boat? Would that explain why it runs faster with more weight in the front?
Thanks for the help