Originally Posted by frankc
A hook in the hull will cause bow steer at speed. Are you sure the bottom of the hull is true?
I've been reading about this hull issue ("hook" in hull). It seems that if the hull is hooked, the more one accelerates, the more the bow gets pushed down. That is *exactly* what I experience.
It seems to be nicely explained here:
I think that this is my problem. I'll go check out the bottom of the boat this weekend (it's in storage). My recollection is that when I was swimming around the boat this summer and feeling the bottom of the boat, there was a hook just fore of the junction of the transom and the hull: there was a fold in the material there, like a little cup that I could almost grab.
frankc, I think you've diagnosed the problem. I'll confirm it, and hopefully there will be an easy solution.