Ok, It's been a while, but I finally got the chance to realign my outboard. It was not centered, tilted to the side, and way too low. Once I get the Ranger up and moving, I'm going to rebuild the transom on the Vagabond as it really needs another inch or so.
I have serious trouble getting my DR up on plane with two passengers in the rear seat. With just two in the front I have no issues but add two more to the rear seat and it goes nose up and won't come back down.
With two tanks, a full size battery and an anchor back there the added human weight, my wife and son total 250 lbs, is too much to overcome. I need to move weight forward.
This is something I've been thinking on for my new build. I'm leaning to one single large non removable tank. I'm shopping boat grave yards for a below flooring tank with a tapered bottom that will fit in the bow.