Originally Posted by olyolson
I’m sure you have a traveling tool kit bag. Add tools/weight to get your desired CG and keep it tied down in the aft baggage compartment. You can put a lot of weight back there and easy to remove when you have a passenger.
That's what I do - and I move the tool bag to the front when traveling with someone in the back. With nothing in the baggage compartments, two 80kg (175 lb) people, half tanks, it's still in the aerobatic range of CG and weight.
Flying solo in my 8, it's just barely possible to be out of CG if you put the max weight in the front baggage area. Solo, loading up the rear baggage area, it's not possible to be out of CG.
Without a doubt, landings are different depending on the CG, so it's a very good idea to test this during the test flight period. You don't want to get a surprise the first time you take your buddy Bubba for a flight.