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Old 03-03-2009, 01:00 AM
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when your boat is at rest how far below the waters surface is the top of your cavitation plate?? also what type of boat...no exacts neccesary just a ballpark...

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when your boat is at rest how far below the waters surface is the top of your cavitation plate?? also what type of boat...no exacts neccesary just a ballpark...

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Man, I would have to check. We use them to sit on when we are floating... Less than a foot I would guess. Let me look at some pics and see if I have some that show it.
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been wondering the same thing myself. Measured many boats through last summer and came up with a pretty broad range pending hull type. Cat Vs. Vee Vs. staggered Vee etc.
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I should have been a little more specific......with the drives tucked all the way in and at the trailing edge of the plate......

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There are so many variables it would be hard to get a uniform response.

Why are you interested?
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Not sure what the purpose of the excersize may be here. At rest can very greatly even in one boat, due to passenger load, fuel load, beer/cooler load , and ballast tanks...

... not to mention one boat compared to another of same make/model that might be made of kevlar vs. C/F vs. fiberglass vs. resin; as well as traditional layup vs. vacuum bagging; etc. etc.

Then comparing different boats and types (Vs/Cats/manufacturers/lengths) would produce a WIDE spread result here.

Are you looking to develop a swim step that bolts to the cavitation plate?

Or possibly developing Hydrofoil available at West Marine and Wal*Mart to improve the performance of your VI boat?
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the top of our drives (tie bars) are right at the top of water when just sitting. (drives about parallel with bottom of boat.
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I have an idea on tight quarter, slow speed manuverability........would it be a safe bet that most are at least 8 inches below the waterline?
again not looking for exacts just a ballpark......most of our boats around here are still in dry dock...
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I have an idea on tight quarter, slow speed manuverability........would it be a safe bet that most are at least 8 inches below the waterline?
again not looking for exacts just a ballpark......most of our boats around here are still in dry dock...
I would say most are at least 8" below the water line
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