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Old 10-06-2008, 07:40 PM
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has anyone ever added anything to the hull to get bow lift

ie wider chines modify hull
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Old 10-06-2008, 07:44 PM
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[QUOTE=gerard;2707616]hey guys

has anyone ever added anything to the hull to get bow lift

Large people at the back of the boat!!!
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i let the wife stay at home
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actually the first place to start is with prop rotation and prop type. Maybe higher rake? what have you tried so far? not sure what you would do to a hull . . . add rocker?
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hey guys

has anyone ever added anything to the hull to get bow lift

ie wider chines modify hull
3 fat dudes in the back will give you a lot more bow lift than 3 skinny chiks!

I agree with glassdave, the prop is the easiest/cheapest place to start.
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:31 PM
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i have tried
17x26 labbed 4 blade merc cleaver tips rounded gave good bow lift but 55mph
17x27 3 blade merc labbed 50 mph
17x26 3 blade high rake bronz 58mph
16x24 chopper type prop 4 blade 65mph but i cant find out who manafactured the chopper or cant find another one like that

if you search CHOPPER WANTED

cheers gerard

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what kind of boat again and which way are you spinning them?
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Weight in the bow of the boat is a big game changer.
Weight in the stern seems to have a pretty big effect as well.

Propwise:
Less blades= (less stern lift) which translates to more bow lift
smaller diameter= (less stern lift) which translates to more bow lift
round ear blades= more bow lift

Hullwise:
Making sure there is no hook has got to help bow lift.
(It feels impossible to lift the bow when you have a hook)

A little bit of rocker in the hull seems like it would assist trim induced bow lift

Not sure about the chines- maybe larger/wider strakes would help but not sure on that one.
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its a 26 ft fletcher all in weight 2.35 ton left hand prop
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