comp. Vectors did not have a flat floor and had what they call a stringer
bottom. Because of this, the structure of the bottom was much stronger.
Unfortunately, without a flat floor, using one for regular boating is not
the easiest on the feet. Your motor and choice of prop sound good, but if
the boat is a true comp and is very light, a little less setback would
probably make the boat easier to drive and faster on the big end. You
might want to turn the rear plates around on your jackplate (on non CMC
models), which would reduce your setback to about 2 1/2 inches. If this is
not possible, try to run the battery or the fuel tank right behind the
front seats. While not the most attractive, you will not believe the
difference in handling because of the balancing effect that this has.
Don't be afraid to experiment with weight placement and I am sure you will
find a setup that you will like better than having all the weight in the
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