I bought and rehabbed a Chesapeake 17LT. It is a swift boat and fun to paddle. However, it has a distressing tendency to go down at the bow when it encounters anything higher than a canoe wake. (OK, that's an exaggeration.)
Instead of selling the boat and buying one better suited to ocean conditions, I started wondering about a crazy notion of fitting a prosthetic bow onto the boat, with some more flare and a bit more height for a more swept-up profile. (Quick, someone go get a defibrillator for John H. ...) Here's an example of the sought-after effect: http://tinyurl.com/d8erj2q
Am I as nuts as this idea, or has anyone done or considered anything similar in the past?