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Old 03-21-2011, 01:30 PM
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there are so many variables....the lightest isnt the best, the heaviest isnt always the best, the most hp isnt always the fastest..and so on and so on.. its a mixture of everything combined..
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:01 PM
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Weight is generally more important to acceleration than top speed. Hydrodynamic improvements are superior to weight improvements.
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:23 AM
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Thanks, everyone. I appreciate the advice.

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On planing boats, speed = sqrt( hp/wt ) x C

Therefore, they have the same relationship: cutting the weight in half is the same as doubling the HP, doing either will increase your boat's speed by 1.4 times.
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:07 AM
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Buy what you like "Especially these Days", nothing worse then having an efficient ugly boat without a chance of resale.

Some boats run fast, but are ugly and no matter how fast they go, will not be the ones people want and you may be stuck in that tub forever.

Just a piece of advise.
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Buy what you like "Especially these Days", nothing worse then having an efficient ugly boat without a chance of resale.

Some boats run fast, but are ugly and no matter how fast they go, will not be the ones people want and you may be stuck in that tub forever.

Just a piece of advise.
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