when your boat is at rest how far below the waters surface is the top of your cavitation plate?? also what type of boat...no exacts neccesary just a ballpark...
been wondering the same thing myself. Measured many boats through last summer and came up with a pretty broad range pending hull type. Cat Vs. Vee Vs. staggered Vee etc.
Last edited by glassdave; 03-03-2009 at 11:25 AM.
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I should have been a little more specific......with the drives tucked all the way in and at the trailing edge of the plate......
There are so many variables it would be hard to get a uniform response.
Why are you interested?
Not sure what the purpose of the excersize may be here. At rest can very greatly even in one boat, due to passenger load, fuel load, beer/cooler load , and ballast tanks...
... not to mention one boat compared to another of same make/model that might be made of kevlar vs. C/F vs. fiberglass vs. resin; as well as traditional layup vs. vacuum bagging; etc. etc.
Then comparing different boats and types (Vs/Cats/manufacturers/lengths) would produce a WIDE spread result here.
Are you looking to develop a swim step that bolts to the cavitation plate?
Or possibly developing Hydrofoil available at West Marine and Wal*Mart to improve the performance of your VI boat?
the top of our drives (tie bars) are right at the top of water when just sitting. (drives about parallel with bottom of boat.
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