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Old 11-25-2007, 09:05 AM
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Stepped Hull


To really appreciated the Seacrafts you have to look at them from the transom. They have a variable deadrise/stepped V hull. This provides the benefits of a softer ride but also helps with stability at rest that traditional V hulls sacrifice. Jones Brothers, Parkers etc...for the most part have significantly less deadrise in the stern and utilize tabs to get the bow down and use the sharp entry to get through the slop. The idea is that you can use less power for the same performance and get in a little tighter. I am sure there is some influence in all small hulls but not as much as you might think in this case.


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