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Forum: General Q & A
12-07-2005, 05:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,915
Posted By FLYWITHME

Re: Forced air ventilated stepped hull?

Airpacker....just wondered if I could get any pictures or information on how Challenger did it.....as I'm still convinced that a ventillated hull would have better performance....just don't think...
Forum: General Q & A
12-07-2005, 04:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,915
Posted By FLYWITHME

Re: Forced air ventilated stepped hull?

I was thinking along the same lines a while back....but wondered where to get the air from...and if it had to be pressurized with an air pump or compressor. I'm still waiting for my membership to be...
Forum: General Q & A
12-05-2005, 02:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,915
Posted By FLYWITHME

Unhappy Re: Forced air ventilated stepped hull?

Got a little mixed up there...was thinking of a drag boat race. Guess I'm not getting enough sleep.......ZZZZZZ
Forum: General Q & A
12-05-2005, 12:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,915
Posted By FLYWITHME

Re: Forced air ventilated stepped hull?

Actually...I didn't think Donzis used ventilation either...it's just what I've read on OSO chat lines. Either people are making up stories...or maybeee...some were built with ventilation. I...
Forum: General Q & A
12-05-2005, 01:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,915
Posted By FLYWITHME

Re: Forced air ventilated stepped hull?

If that's true...I wonder why so many boat manufacturers are using this principle...just look at the other replies to this thread....and all the boat names...like Donzi for example.
Forum: General Q & A
12-04-2005, 09:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,915
Posted By FLYWITHME

Re: Forced air ventilated stepped hull?

Thanks for the info...and if you know where I might get some photos, please let me know. Tony
Forum: General Q & A
12-04-2005, 01:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,915
Posted By FLYWITHME

Exclamation Re: Forced air ventilated stepped hull?

Winning a race with two identical boats, (except that one is ventilated and the other isin't), doesn't prove anything, except that the crew of the winner, the propellers, the wind and wave...
Forum: General Q & A
12-03-2005, 10:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,915
Posted By FLYWITHME

Re: Forced air ventilated stepped hull?

I find that...very hard to believe. When air is induced under a platform (hull), it acts like a hoovercraft...there's no fiction, except for air...not like the wet surface of water. THERE HAS TO...
Forum: General Q & A
12-03-2005, 09:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,915
Posted By FLYWITHME

Question Re: Forced air ventilated stepped hull?

I'm an inventor, have a few patents, sold a few, but have used all my profits to live on and try-out new ideas. It cost's money to perfect a new idea, or an old idea, that a lot of people had, but...
Forum: General Q & A
12-02-2005, 08:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,915
Posted By FLYWITHME

Re: Forced air ventilated stepped hull?

Gary

Let me know if that 50' Delta Conic hull is still available, and if you have any pictures, I'd really like to see them. That Delta. Conic hull is a remarkable design. It was the star...
Forum: General Q & A
12-02-2005, 02:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,915
Posted By FLYWITHME

Re: Forced air ventilated stepped hull?

I have been considering an air pressure system under a stepped hull myself. Theoretically, it should decrease wet area, reducing friction, and increasing performance. I know it will work. But, how...
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