The pod are welded on around 1" above the bottom of the boat. They look square but I never did put a straight edge on them.mphelle wrote:This is becoming a separate topic but handyandy brings up a good point.
Post a side photo with a straightedge off the bottom extending to the end of the pod. The rear of the pod should be around 3/4in higher than the bottom of the boat. If not they could be acting as trim tabs causing drag, plowing, and slow planing.kgrant wrote:I recently played with a 1652 Alweld tunnel with pods powered by a 60/40 Merc 4 stroke and found it very underpowered.
This is a heavier .100 hull with a full welded railing around the boat and a full floor, 12 gallon fuel tank, single battery.
Boat would barely do 20 in deep water upriver and almost 25 downriver, would never fully plane out. Seemed very underpowered. Motor running 5200rpm, impeller like new.
Compared to my rivited lowe 1648 50/35 Honda tiller this thing was a dog.
I don't have access to the boat right now.