Is anyone else impressed by a full profile 41' Vee doing 90mph with twin HP500's?Originally Posted by jdnca1
If we're looking to find out which V bottom design is truly the fastest, then no manufacturers are ever going to fess up to the real information. Doing some serious research on your own could give you a good idea, but these record runs don't prove a thing about who has the best design.
Find out the actual weight of each hull, length of running surface, fuel weight for test speed, and then test each of them side by side with the same HP in the same variety of water conditions. Then tell me who has the fastest bottom design for each water condition, because I doubt that they would all perform the same in all water conditions.
I seriously doubt that any one manufacturer has a V hull design that is really that much more dominant than anyone else when you break down the numbers. People like to talk about Fountain's offshore wins as proof of a superior hull. Well, yeah they make a nice hull, but offshore wins might also be proof of having known how to play the politics of offshore racing for quite a while now.
Don't get be wrong, I've toured the Fountain factory twice now and still get all gooey when I think about my first ride on a Fountain. But all this speed garbage involves an awful lot of numbers that can easily be spun in a manufacturers favor.