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Old 01-29-2009, 06:21 PM
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First stepped Hull? What year, What Make and what model? Open for all your comments and love good Debates when there is 15 inches of snow here...

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Don't remember the year but it was something like the 1930's or 40's and was on pontoons of amphibious airplanes......probably not what you were expecting huh?
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Don't remember the year but it was something like the 1930's or 40's and was on pontoons of amphibious airplanes......probably not what you were expecting huh?
I was thinking something like that, with some of the Old Gold Cup boats.
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The Vikings incorporated stepped hulls in their wood boat designs.


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First stepped hull ever on a V was in africa 1982 on a 26 foot fishing boat !!!

Don't know what it was called.

Thats where the Phantoms came from in the late 80's.
I thought that Larson Boats made a 26 ft. Senza, that had a step bottom back in the late 1980's.
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The Vikings incorporated stepped hulls in their wood boat designs.
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Now would that be an ancestor of Reggie Fountain??

His GREAT GREAT GREAT grand pappy? I heard he had something to do with it
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Default you guys are killin me ....lol.

OK make this even better. Since we all are Powerboaters and love it . What was the first stepped hull on a powerboat????
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I was thinking something like that, with some of the Old Gold Cup boats.
You guys have it. The first Patent was done in 1918.

In 1920 stepped bottom boats were banned in Gold Cup racing. They were too fast and were looking for parity, I guess. Some things never change.

It still goes back to "it’s not what you do, but, how well you do it"

Here is a real question for you.

What is the fastest theoretical speed of a full displacement hull?

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I did not know stepped hulls were made that early. How about production powerboats like Cigg, Fountain, Hustler or Wellcraft. Production Pleasure Powerboats. I know most in the late 80s were nonstep and all of a sudden most were stepped. I know powerboat racing has been into stepped hulls for years but when did they start using stepped hulls for production boats? OK here's another one for debate. Strait nonstepped hull for handling or Stepped hull for topend speed? What would we rather have. Let the Debate begin again
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I did not know stepped hulls were made that early. How about production powerboats like Cigg, Fountain, Hustler or Wellcraft. Production Pleasure Powerboats. I know most in the late 80s were nonstep and all of a sudden most were stepped. I know powerboat racing has been into stepped hulls for years but when did they start using stepped hulls for production boats? OK here's another one for debate. Strait nonstepped hull for handling or Stepped hull for topend speed? What would we rather have. Let the Debate begin again
I think I know what your refering to and im pretty sure you own it for a vee.
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