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Old 01-12-2004, 08:06 AM
JimW JimW is offline
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Slinger,
I sent you a PM with a site I have found very helpful.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong but the higher the deadrise degree the more of a V it is. Say a 16-18degree deadrise for a bay boat and 22 for an offshore boat.

The 22 will cut through the waves better but will rock easier while at rest. The 16 will feel more stable at rest but pound more than the 22. The 16 will come on plane faster than the 22.

There is obviously much engineering that goes into hull design, too much math for me. I think the best way to rate them is to get an in water demo if you can.
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