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Old 01-22-2011, 01:16 PM
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Going completely straight? That's the part that seems a little "polished" in the story to me.
Exactly.
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Exactly.
Either at 20, 40 or 92.9 I never had a problem with my Glad in a straight line. Something doesnt add up here.
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It actually works opposite of what you said on a stepped boat like this one.

Having the weight in the back of the hull, keeps the steps "wet" which increases stability through turns.

Not having the weight in the rear, is what will cause the hull to get pushed around where you don't want it to go. The more centered or forward of center the weight is on a stepped hull, the more bow-steer can come into play & cause it to hook.
which is why you increase or maintain your trim thru a turn with a stepped hull boat
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Old 01-22-2011, 01:30 PM
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Berns29scarab. The boat in your profile is his old F1 boat. With a new deck or fixed deck. I think they replaced the whole deck. It was a nice running boat also.
you are correct altho the deck was never touched. Bill traded the 27 Krypt back to Kirk for the 39 after racing the 27 3 times wanted something bigger. The 27 was then purchased by a gentleman from long island that used it as a pleasure boat from 02 until i just purchased it. I've been tryin to buy it since late 07 and finally did. It was also in the Sept 2000 Powerboat F-1 Shoot out
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How does that happen?
It was going into a right hand turn at about 40mph. And i got that from the owner.
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It actually works opposite of what you said on a stepped boat like this one.

Having the weight in the back of the hull, keeps the steps "wet" which increases stability through turns.

Not having the weight in the rear, is what will cause the hull to get pushed around where you don't want it to go. The more centered or forward of center the weight is on a stepped hull, the more bow-steer can come into play & cause it to hook.
Good reply, I stated something very similar on thehulltruth.com in a thread on stepped hulls.

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Lisa Mathews is one that went over.
Bruce, how did it happen? I am really surprised you don't see it happen more. In the last 5 years I can't remember too many vee hulls going over in races. I know Lavey, Wanted, Activator, and the Bat boat have. I guess 4 is getting up there
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Bruce, how did it happen? I am really surprised you don't see it happen more. In the last 5 years I can't remember too many vee hulls going over in races. I know Lavey, Wanted, Activator, and the Bat boat have.
Im not sure. It happened at the Ft Myers race 2006.
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I believe she was running a 42 with Bravos. Gimbal failure if I remember right. She was haulin [email protected]@ at the time.
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