If you go with a center counsel boat, that tank can go right in front and be enclosed to make a seat. Figure that looks to be about a 15gal tank. 1gal is 6lbs. 15x6=90 extra pounds on the bow. Then add your deck and shooters. that 90 lbs can be 1" less draft
Was out of town for a couple days, got back after it today. Finally started to use the new miller 211 with spool gun. I am impressed by the setup, I am sure after a few more rolls of wire my welds will look great. Unfortunately that will probably be right when the project is over and I will be will be stuck looking at medicare welds for the rest of the time I own this boat. Oh well!