Is there a noticeable difference in drag/friction? In other words, is it easier to slide over matted, thick grass?
- To test this, I took the 1436 jon boat off the trailer and put it on a grassy yard.
- I put a scale in between the boat and a piece of a rope.
- I slowly pulled on that rope.
This way, the scale would measure how much force it took to move the boat.
This hull is 135lbs plus a ~50 lb deck. So a total weight of around 185 lbs. No motor, no trolling motor, no person, no battery.
It took about 130~140 lbs of force to pull it and get it moving. Once it started moving, it was closer to ~130 lbs to keep it moving. Video on YouTube