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Post 16x44 gd-to a hunt deck?
have a 35gdsd on an older 1644 gd hull. runs fast and well but obviously has the water problems coming over the transom and rides a bit low on plane. had wedges and they helped on plane but slowing down they dont. have a family friend who is an amazing welder and the thought came up to my ind of maybe cutting the transom down and converting it to a hunt deck. anyone have any insight or think its a dumb idea?


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Post Re: 16x44 gd-to a hunt deck?
Its a tough thing to do.
But I've seen it done and work VERY well.
added an 18" hunt deck.

On the other hand, if it is added wrong, just ever so slightly, you will absolutely kill performance.

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They are doing that now


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have a 35gdsd on an older 1644 gd hull. runs fast and well but obviously has the water problems coming over the transom and rides a bit low on plane. had wedges and they helped on plane but slowing down they dont. have a family friend who is an amazing welder and the thought came up to my ind of maybe cutting the transom down and converting it to a hunt deck. anyone have any insight or think its a dumb idea?


Plenty people have done this but it really works best to build the hunt deck into the back of the boat as opposed to adding to the length of the boat.
Also, contrary to somewhat popular belief... a hunt deck does not have the same effect as pods do. Doesn't float the motor any higher. Yes adding 18" to the rear of your boat will help it float the motor better but not worth the risk of welding it on there wrong and causing performance issues. Just sell the boat and get an 18'.


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Post Re: 16x44 gd-to a hunt deck?
yes i wouldnt be adding to hull, just cutting down the existing and making the hunt deck. my thought was if i can add a 12+ inch hunt deck and raise the transom height a little ( the back of the open section of hull, but not where the motor would sit) then it may help fight my issues of water coming over the rear as i stop.


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A blip of the throttle right before the wave arrives is a much cheaper solution and doesn't eat into usable space in the boat. Just a random thought. If you had reverse, it might be a different conversation, but not a concern with a gd.

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Post Re: 16x44 gd-to a hunt deck?
I had this done on a boat (added a hunt deck by cutting into existing flotation pods) while converting it to a tall transom. It worked fine as a cheap temporary (<$500) solution when my wood core transom broke to get me through the rest of the season.

But russ is right....it's pretty easy to accelerate a tad right before the wake hits you and avoid the whole problem. Even with a hunt deck you will get water coming over the back if you stop too fast.


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Water never even comes close to coming over my transom when I stop. I barely get much on my hunt deck. My buddies can't even take a dump off their huntdecks without getting their ankles wet. I am high and dry on mine when nature calls.

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OP.... here's a thought.... check your amazing closed cell waterproof floatations foam in that GD boat.... might be a reason your ass end is sitting low.


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Like my foam


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