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Old 02-17-2004, 02:27 PM
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P.S. If boat (a) and boat (b) engage in a speed contest with equal power and boat (a) wins.....is boat (a) "faster"? ........ subsequently if boat (b) adds more power in a later speed run and posts a higher speed than boat (a)....does that mean boat (b) has suddenly become "faster"?....... I'm missing something here.
Boat (b) would be faster because it hit a higher MPH.

It doesn't mean it is more efficient though and I think that is the question you are asking.

Boat (a) is more efficient and therefore faster with the same power, however in terms of overall top speed achieved boat (b) wins.

So do you want to buy the fastest boat or the most efficient hull? I guess it depends on who is paying the fuel bill and the engine upgrades

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Old 02-17-2004, 03:25 PM
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It is just a matter of which hull has sustained the highest speed, regardless of power.
Basically, "Our V-hull has traveled 165mph. Everyone aboard survived. No other V-hull has gone that fast." Hence, the 'fastest' V-hull.
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It is just a matter of which hull has sustained the highest speed, regardless of power.
Basically, "Our V-hull has traveled 165mph. Everyone aboard survived. No other V-hull has gone that fast." Hence, the 'fastest' V-hull.
So a 32 foot Sea Ray....is a faster boat than a 32 Fountain or OL .........

If the Sea Ray has twice the horsepower......?

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Old 02-18-2004, 11:22 PM
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So a 32 foot Sea Ray....is a faster boat than a 32 Fountain or OL .........

If the Sea Ray has twice the horsepower......?

T2x..........
By the current "fastest V-hull" criteria, it would indicate that the grossly overpowered 32 Sea Ray IS the "fastest 32 foot V-hull", since it has traveled faster than any other 32 foot V-hull.
I think it would be a hell of a lot more interesting to do the 'equal length, weight, and power' - type comparison, as it would better serve the needs of the average boater, and drive the manufacturers to actually technically improve their hull designs through research and development.

Oh, well . . . .

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OL guys still bickering over over this???
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