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Old 07-12-2003, 10:14 AM
Bob Pauli Bob Pauli is offline
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You are right. There is not a wealth of knowledge on the west coast about tunnel hulls, that I am able to find.

The east and gulf coasts appear to have the majority of experienced shallow water [and other] boat manufacturers.

All the shallow water rigs I have seen in CA, OR, B.C. are jets, and my thinking is that with tunnels a boater may experience the mechanical efficiency of a propeller, with [nearly] the shallow water capability of jets.

Yesterday I found a manufacturer that makes tunnel hull boats for jets. I guess that is the ultimate in shallow water capability.

Thank you for the Hewes/Maverick tip.

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