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  1. 1973 Bonefisher Resto

    Acquired a beautiful bonefisher from a buddy who's grandpa died. I plan to completely restore it to original (minus wood). Anyway, I have minimal experience with fibergl*** but will have support from an experienced fibergl*** guy. This resto will take a long time. Years. I plan to chip away at it, i am in no rush.
  2. 1980 bonefisher

    Perhaps the center of lift (on plane) is too far from the CG. The motor you have on there is 418lbs. I'm pretty sure the old 2-strokes that came with this boat were around 265lbs. Curious, how much total weight did you lose when you finished the boat with composites vs wood? Consider using a 50lb weight (dumbell). Start in the back and keep moving it forward (using no trim tab trim). Make each run from a dead stop in calm conditions. If that doesn't work, use a human. I'm hoping that moving your CG forward will help with your problem, you just need to find the magic number and weight. Could also be a good excuse to get a trolling motor and batteries installed in the front! BTW, you did a great job. The boat is beautiful. I will be starting on my '73 resto soon and was hoping to contact you with questions... Please keep us posted on your porpoising solution. Good luck.
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