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Old 06-01-2004, 04:31 PM
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seems to me skaters have steps too!...both the v and their cat.

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Old 06-01-2004, 04:39 PM
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They run more efficiently (Sorry T2X, its hydro-dynamically more efficient with the addition of air). ?
How would adding air to these make them more "efficient"?

"Adding air" only works when you have a LOT of bottom in the water.

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Old 06-01-2004, 04:46 PM
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Why not......? Most Americans exist on junk food....and a majority voted for Bill Clinton.

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Old 06-01-2004, 04:50 PM
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The surprising thing about steps is that they were an "on again and off again fad" and then most all manufacturers jumped in totally with all models except for a few. I think up to 30' you can go with bigger engines and do ok but when you get into 35+ footers the amount of HP needed to "keep up" gets to be a big financial burden if you want a go fast. There are choices of going with a previously owned non-stepped boats or a new non-stepped hull. Formula's are a bit more conservatively stepped boat as well.
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Old 06-01-2004, 04:51 PM
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nice pix...was waiting for something like this...looks real stable to me...have any more vintage shots for us???LOL...the real trick is to get them to run good numbers with more hull in the water...hummm....SKATER
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seems to me skaters have steps too!...both the v and their cat.

i do see myself racing a conventional bottom in the next 10 years...it's called a sailboat.

Did you ever find that skeg?

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Old 06-01-2004, 04:56 PM
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have any more vintage shots for us???
The Allison Craft pictured is a current drag race champion hull... not vintage.

Bottom line if you can get a vee up on a pad....it'll be faster than a stepped hull. If you can't........ Than you'll use steps...and compromise your turning ability.

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AND i would love to see that over powered twin outboard in some inexperienced boaters hands!...o wait, it's a conventional hull,,,,you can do anything in it and be safe...fun for the whole family!
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The surprising thing about steps is that they were an "on again and off again fad" and then most all manufacturers jumped in totally with all models except for a few. I think up to 30' you can go with bigger engines and do ok but when you get into 35+ footers the amount of HP needed to "keep up" gets to be a big financial burden if you want a go fast. There are choices of going with a previously owned non-stepped boats or a new non-stepped hull. Formula's are a bit more conservatively stepped boat as well.
I agree that a "wet" hull will benefit from steps...... and that if you add enough horsepower to anything it will go fast..... The key....and the reason I like outboards.... is to be able to make a hull go efficiently and quick with limited power.... That is a function of reduced friction which is best created with a pad....not glorified cavitation.

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Hey when it comes to steps. Either you have the "cajones" or you don't
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