Lots of suggestions, thanks.
The previous owner single-handed and put hydra fins onto the outboard
and we’ve left them on.
I will try trimming it in one hole to see if that helps getting onto the plane.
I don’t think the weight distribution is the problem as we have tried all combinations. Typically my partner is on the bow seat, along with small anchor
and 5m of chain in there and the 12l fuel tank
sits right up against the bow locker under the seat. I sit on one of the tubes and have tried sitting further forward as well as further back.
Most of the time it feels like we’re plowing along in a level attitude, definitely not bow high.
Regarding weight, the boat
is 43kg and engine 26kg, say another 20kg for fuel tank
and anchor and chain, so this isn’t a heavy boat. We’re 150kg between the two of us. Still not that heavy.
Oh well, will try some options this weekend.