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Old 07-03-2011, 06:40 PM
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Old 07-03-2011, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by BDiggity View Post
i forsee another great ebay ad in 5 years for a boat that was modified to the point it performs worse than when stock.
LOL!!!!
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:12 PM
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To answer the question of how steps affect performance.. I have heard some improve up to 10 mph and increased fuel efficiency.
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Riley0114 View Post
To answer the question of how steps affect performance.. I have heard some improve up to 10 mph and increased fuel efficiency.
10mph is a lot. How many horsepower u need more to get that 10mph 150+...

There are some fact's if someone are interested:
http://www.leisureboating.co.za/technical_articles/
Understanding design & performance of Stepped Hulls

project is huge, what i really want it to see if there are someone
who has done it to own boat and has project pics etc.

Nigel Hook's site dosnt include much.
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:08 AM
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Originally Posted by shootitup View Post
Nigel Hook's site dosnt include much.
I Believe you should contact Team Scarab aka Larry Smith as I would think he did the job ?
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:47 AM
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I may be out on deep water, but try lock at an single step 35 Fountain. Would say A 312 Stinger vs. 35 Fountain comes from the same hull from start.... Excalibur 31/32. (A JC Simon design).

I had a 1989 312 Stinger, sold 2006.

But I could be wrong....

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Fountain stepbottoms even the single ones If memory serves correct are FBdesigns.
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by MikeyFIN View Post
Fountain stepbottoms even the single ones If memory serves correct are FBdesigns.
Some FB... Some Peters... Single step cruisers were Harry Schoal.
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Mange View Post
I may be out on deep water, but try lock at an single step 35 Fountain. Would say A 312 Stinger vs. 35 Fountain comes from the same hull from start.... Excalibur 31/32. (A JC Simon design).

I had a 1989 312 Stinger, sold 2006.

But I could be wrong....

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My prev. 35 Fountain

Thanks for those pics Mange.

I havent yet find any project pics, also send the mail to Larry Smith.
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by CanDo View Post
I don't know why everyone thinks Jean Claude Simon designed hulls. He didn't.

And who did then? From what I have learn the 312 Stinger coming from the 31/32 Excalibur.

But please straight this out


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