I’ve reset the seats now to something more sensible! I don’t know why I set them so close together. Trouble is, when you’re on your own, there’s no one to tell you when you’re being silly.
Anyway, hopefully the boat should be trimmed better this time.
When compared with the Duet and the previous setting, my mistake is more obvious.
Not sure that I can go much further back due to lack of buoyancy in the stern.
I also took the opportunity to change the shape of the bow. I’ve used a coat-hanger leaf clearer during autumn when the canal turns to soup due to all the leaves.
The original shape picks up the smallest leaf and takes some bouncing to get it off. I’ve now replicated the curve on the actual boat, it remains to be seen if I’ve got the curve shallow enough.
It doesn’t look very pretty though. Wonder if it will work?