I know it Troutly.... I can't resist the urge to go back and catch a spelling error or two. Should have left them in.
The irony is, this thread actually turned into another "serious" discusion on steps for a brief moment. (I think)
Now, if steps break the surface tension of the water, what if they tried a bunch of little bumps toward the aft, kind of like the dimples on a golf ball, but bigger, say the size of a KNOB? Then how fast would the boat go?
And wouldn't the knobs provide some kind of stability like a million tiny skegs?
You've heard of Knob Hill. Why not Knob Hull?
People with Knobbed hulls could get together at events called "Hob-Knobs." Imagine the marketing potential. The guy who perfects and patents this breakthrough idea will become rich.... or wait, what about bubble wrap? Since bubbles under the pad are a good thing...
OK, Even I am sick of me now..... I'm sticking a fork in this turkey, it's done.