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Old 11-11-2003, 03:04 PM
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Please note...210 boats started this race from Miami to Palm Beach..... in 1962....... 40 years before the LLC brought "large numbers of boats to events". By the way..there were about 5 or 6 classes....do the math.

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Default On the subject of Four Point hydros..and "Wings".

The boat pictured was 17 feet long, wood, and ran up to 120 mph........with about 220 hp, antique round eared props, 1:1 gears and was safe and under control.

If you do any kind of scale computation...simply extrapolate that up to 46 feet........with today's power, props, materials, and cad design capabilities....and put your result up against the current "shootout" speeds.

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Here is another 4 point design..... by Powercat...circa 1964.
Note the attack angle............

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I drove one of these...back in the day...from Albany to NY.....with bigger (100 Hp) motors.
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Could a 46 foot (or any large size) 4 point hull run in rough, confused, nasty conditions at speed? Would it be as capable as the equivalent Skater length?
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Does the Powercat have two sponsons?

Does the Powercat turn well?

That hull design looks somewhat similar to Harry Schoell's step design in the side view.

T2x, give us the history of Powercat.

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