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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter A View Post
    I have found from experience so far that 32% is the 'magic' number for CG.

    How is this measured? Length of hull, 30-35% total length from the stern?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanInWV View Post
    How is this measured? Length of hull, 30-35% total length from the stern?
    Yes the measured length of the running surface. Some hulls have a big overhang at transom but that is not included in the measure. EG: if hull is 41” and has a 4” overhang then it is 30-35% of 37”

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    Ok, so after a few weeks of this boat sitting I have decided to get it ready for racing. It will be an oval racer for now, but it may be possible to use it for the original purpose later, we'll see.
    So a bit of placing and balancing and what was clear was that it would not work out the way it is to get CG right.
    So....
    Saturdays mission, tear it out and redo.

    Before.
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    Gutted.
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    End of the day.
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    Now a few bits to do. I will make a tray for the rx and battery that will be removable but cover the stuffing tube, and I am waiting on some battery trays which I ordered on Friday and should see later this week.
    NZMPBA 2013, 2016 Open Electric Champion. NZMPBA 2016 P Offshore Champion.
    2016 SUHA Q Sport Hydro Hi Points Champion.
    BOPMPBC Open Mono, Open Electric Champion.

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    Done, ready for a run on Saturday and see how she goes.

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    NZMPBA 2013, 2016 Open Electric Champion. NZMPBA 2016 P Offshore Champion.
    2016 SUHA Q Sport Hydro Hi Points Champion.
    BOPMPBC Open Mono, Open Electric Champion.

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    Woot, woot

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