Good question....the fast answer is.....maybe. The big concern is closing the tunnel at speed with a large wave. Certainly the forward entry would need work, and a method of shifting the attack angle rearward in rough water must be developed....(trim, prop rake, tunnel compression.....etc)...but the top speed issue never occurs in rough water (Callan/Bacardi are not running 200 mph in 5 foot seas) so the whole idea of a "multi-purpose" 225+ mph boat is a bit wacky to begin with.Originally posted by Miller
Could a 46 foot (or any large size) 4 point hull run in rough, confused, nasty conditions at speed? Would it be as capable as the equivalent Skater length?
That having been said.......Four points were no slouches in messy water...up to their design maximums....see below.