Like Tree0Likes

speed differance in hulls

Reply
Old 10-17-2003, 11:42 AM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
Trade Score: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Lafayette,La
My Boats: 31 Resin bucket
Posts: 5,333
Default speed differance in hulls

if you took 2 boats identical in weight , engines , length, etc, but one is a step hull the other conventinal, which would be faster?
Open72 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2003, 11:47 AM
  #2
Neno the mind boggler
VIP Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
glassdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: toledo oh
My Boats: Batboat, 38 Scarab Thunder, 16 Sidewinder, 27 Magnum
Posts: 12,667
Default

step hulls faster, with the air under there freeing up the hull.
__________________
Throttles- Cleveland Construction 377 Talon
08 OPA Class 1 National Champion
08 Class 1 Geico Triple Crown Champion
08 OPA High Points Champion
10 OPA Class 1 National Champion ( happy now Ed! )

Last edited by glassdave; 10-18-2003 at 07:59 AM.
glassdave is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2003, 11:54 AM
  #3
Registered
 
X-Rated30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Monroe, LA
My Boats: 1997/2010 Spectre Catamaran w/ twin 250XS Sports
Posts: 3,882
Default

Who is better, Batman or Superman?
X-Rated30 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2003, 12:19 PM
  #4
Registered
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: chesapeake bay md
My Boats: 30 motion ob
Posts: 959
Default

YES
mmwalters is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2003, 12:30 PM
  #5
Registered
Thread Starter
Trade Score: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Lafayette,La
My Boats: 31 Resin bucket
Posts: 5,333
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by KaamaScarab30
Who is better, Batman or Superman?
they both fly
Open72 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2003, 01:05 PM
  #6
Registered
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Honeoye, NY
My Boats: '77 Martini 7 Meter
Posts: 763
Default

Some builders have done a better job with their step designs than others. Overall, step hulls should see a bit of an advantage in smoother water, but there are those that question whether the change in handling is worth the potential gain. I'd say that the jury is still out. --- Jer
jpclear is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2003, 01:11 PM
  #7
Forum Regulator
VIP Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
Sydwayz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Worldwide
My Boats: 17' Speedliner Cat & O.P.B.
Posts: 21,920
Default

I dunno, but I heard Active Thunders porpoise.



(just kidding)
Sydwayz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2003, 01:18 PM
  #8
Registered
 
RollWithIt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Pittsburgh
My Boats: 98 Baja 36 Outlaw
Posts: 6,098
Default

But Superman can fly on his own. Batman needs machines. Superman is better. But Batman is cooler.
RollWithIt is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2003, 02:10 PM
  #9
Eric1969
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by RollWithIt
But Superman can fly on his own. Batman needs machines. Superman is better. But Batman is cooler.
Batman is cooler? No way. Superman can fly on his own, has xray vision, and doesn't have a "gay little" partner!

Superman is waaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy cooler.
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2003, 02:13 PM
  #10
Registered
 
dkwestern's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Lake St. Clair
My Boats: 33' Powerplay triple 2.5's
Posts: 2,973
Default

Superman and Batman are just characters, Spiderman is a 39' Skater V bottom. Spiderman wins.
dkwestern is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
dwtinc
General Boating Discussion
21
12-05-2007 02:54 PM
OffshoreTom
Active Thunder
58
04-15-2007 03:43 PM
jim8860
Classic Offshore
4
10-09-2006 01:14 AM
thedonz
General Boating Discussion
2
11-12-2004 01:24 AM
Marginmn
Outerlimits
27
08-18-2004 04:21 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:45 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.