One thing you definitely want to check before you decide which length to get is, will your motor controls still reach if you opt for the longer 'toon? Also, if you need to get to the motor for some reason, how much more difficult will it be to reach it at the new location? On the positive side, the more floatation you can get, the safer it is, IMO. Plus, if you've got the bench across the back, you might be able to modify the center section to hold a large built-in gas tank. With 650# extra floatation on the rear, you can certainly afford the weight there, and since the tank would be on the centerline, it wouldn't cause any tipping.
agreed about the holding the extra weight... that is what I'm wanting it for... bigger livewell, better floatation, better performance, better gas mileage... ect.
I'm doing a full rebuild on this and when I bought the boat it had 2 old school green bus seats for the bench in the back, an old I/O motor coweling for a table... lets just say this boat was trashed on top. I'm gutted everything and starting from scratch. I'm lucky for the fact it has an aluminum deck
wouldnt it be cool it you could build an enclosed tank inside the center toon that had access from the top that you could use as a live well? sealed off so the toon would still have its floating capacity