I have 1870 weldbuit what size do i need to build the float pods for it
You need to decide how much weight you need to support and that will help you decide if the floats are really what you need. Are you adding a platform in the back? Are you supporting people in the back area now or are you supporting a generator? Ask yourself how much weight you need to support per pod and that will help you decide. I have an 1860 and am getting ready to install pods that will support 180# each. I figured the weight of my back platform along with 2 people sitting on top. These are some really large pods but I want to keep the same flotation I have now with them sitting in position. You can check our magazine for float pod advertisers. We have several that do great work.I have 1870 weldbuit what size do i need to build the float pods for it
I would like to give you a definite answer on this one but I don't want to step out of my realm of knowledge on things. There is a formula for this but I truthfully don't remember the facts because at the time didn't care. I just wanted to make sure it would work for our boat and was very excited that it will function properly for our boat. I would recommend talking to Dave or Dan at Boyd Welding, this was who I ordered mine through and was "Schooled" on how to figure the right size for my purpose. From the knowledge I got from him in layman's terms are this: Bowfishermen put a lot of weight on the back of boats and if you need the most flotation you should go with a 22-24" pod @ 10" or more high. If you have a 16' or smaller the stairstep looks nice and functions well without length. These are usually around 16-18" long and stepped. You can also go with a short single and receive the same flotation for a small boat though because it is what is under water that supplies the float. If some of it is out of the water it is not doing you any good out of the water.Dan, we know pods will help level us out just not sure how big to make them.
i have a fan and generator gas tanks in the back so im heavy in the back. how do figure how much pod will lift is there formula u go by