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Forum: General Q & A
12-08-2005, 09:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,907
Posted By Panther

Re: Forced air ventilated stepped hull?

Oh well... I had some free time yesterday, the creative mind was trying to work.. :D

I wonder what it looked like?
Forum: General Q & A
12-08-2005, 08:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,907
Posted By Panther

Re: Forced air ventilated stepped hull?

the holes would be desinged like this and the leading edge would be slightly raised (area shaded in black with arrow) which would create a vacuum as the water passes underneath.

That's my...
Forum: General Q & A
12-08-2005, 08:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,907
Posted By Panther

Re: Forced air ventilated stepped hull?

I guess you're a physics major then... :rolleyes:

Have you ever stuck your hand over top of the NACA ducts on the deck of an Outerlimits while under way?

If the holes were designed right with...
Forum: General Q & A
12-07-2005, 05:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,907
Posted By Panther

Re: Forced air ventilated stepped hull?

It wouldn't need an airpump, the air would be sucked thru vents located on the deck while moving at speed.
Forum: General Q & A
12-07-2005, 04:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,907
Posted By Panther

Re: Forced air ventilated stepped hull?

I've got an idea for a ventalated hull that doesn't require steps but does the same job because it's not the steps that do the work, it's the air bubles under the hull that reduce the friction.
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Forum: General Q & A
12-02-2005, 03:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,907
Posted By Panther

Re: Forced air ventilated stepped hull?

If seen a few diesel powered boats where they designed a venturi for the exhaust. The the boat is underway the exhaust is being sucked out of the motor. On the boat that I saw tested it picked up a...
Forum: General Q & A
12-02-2005, 03:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,907
Posted By Panther

Re: Forced air ventilated stepped hull?

Outerlimits has been doing it for a few years now.
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