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Old 09-02-2006, 12:01 PM
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So, that means we need to get the cat builders to start adding beaks??
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Old 09-02-2006, 12:27 PM
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Most people laugh when I explain it, most folks thing it's simply stylistic, but the fact is that the beak (and the flare which is evident down the length of most of the hull) has a huge impact on the aerodynamics of Fountain's hulls. Not only does it provide a substantial deal of bow lift, but this flare, or lip, helps greatly streamline and separate the flow of air down the hullsides and the deck. It alleviates a good deal of 'swirling' as air tends to spill from the front sides and onto the deck. This creates a vortexing movement of air on most boats. I've done some CFD modeling on various hulls, and reggie definately has something with his beak.
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[QUOTE=Hauling Trash]It was a 32 Excaliber[/QUOTE

That's the way I understand it as well. Here is a picture that I yanked out ot the classifieds of a 32 EXCALIBUR.
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it provides lift.
double yup.
lifts boat out of water at high speeds.
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What I don't understand is why there is such a love/hate relationship to peoples opinions of Fountains. I feel they are great boats for a decent price. Leave it at that. Why on earth do some people feel the need to bash other peoples boats?
Couldn't agree more. Obviously a lot of people like them. Fountains are some of the most prolific performance boats on the water today.
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If ya want to talk prolific, lets talk bayliner..

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Forgive me Monte, it's ALL in fun
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It was a 32 Excaliber
now its a fountain 39'
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makes it easy to drop the wife off, nose into the dock, then go pick up young babes and raise hell
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Most people laugh when I explain it, most folks thing it's simply stylistic, but the fact is that the beak (and the flare which is evident down the length of most of the hull) has a huge impact on the aerodynamics of Fountain's hulls. Not only does it provide a substantial deal of bow lift, but this flare, or lip, helps greatly streamline and separate the flow of air down the hullsides and the deck. It alleviates a good deal of 'swirling' as air tends to spill from the front sides and onto the deck. This creates a vortexing movement of air on most boats. I've done some CFD modeling on various hulls, and reggie definately has something with his beak.

I was curious about that because I read the reason the new raceboat is missing its beak was because of too much bow lift at those speeds.
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