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Old 11-28-2002, 11:30 PM
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steve . . didnt you post some old US patent stuff on step hull a while ago . . .
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Sure did Dave

Here is a Stepped Ship.
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Im sure someone in Blountstown will claim the honors
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hey buckknekkid, what is that in your avitar . it looks kinda cool . . just wondering

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Our, (Darren's) stepped bottom Wing Switzer was designed in 1959. The first time we put steps on a vee bottom was in 1981, when we put them on a Shadow 21. The boat went no faster but lost handling in turns........The same applies today. It's all about sizzle over steak.....and "business plans"...... Let the buyer beware.


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so . . t2x . .i take it you are not a big fan of steps. . . . how do you get upstairs in yer house . .
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I think the very early Chris-Crafts, Garwoods, etc. had a step in the bottom to get the bow out of the water. And that was back in the 1920's or so.
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Gar Wood and others put steps on there boats in the 20's. All the Miss America race boats they ran in the Gold Cup had steps. The miss America X was powered by 4 1800 HP 12 Cylinder Packard engines it ran 124.915 MPH. Miss America IX was the first boat to run over 100 MPH it ran 102.256 in 1931

Dancing Bear (22') ran 94.6 MPH with a 400 HP Chrysler engine it has a step hull.

I would say That Fountain definately not invent or revolitionize step botton technology.

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PS. I'll try to post some picturs, they may be to big, and I don't know how to resize.


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one more

22' 400HP= 94.6 MPH
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