Originally Posted by Sonar
Very interesting So I guess the answer is not to over power.
I am hoping the rib will be quite heavy when loaded .
So would it be better to make another hull with out a planing pad .????
There are other posts on here that suggest ifs and buts or more likely just views of how people found them, but no .. I'd go for it with what youve got and let us know how you get on
.. Its gonna be fine, but like Chuck Yaeger breaking the sound barrier .. You'll never really know till the last minute how it performs
.. but like I said .. you just add ballast and shift some weight around to prevent it if all else fails .. or dont go into the danger zone with the throttle, if youve put a lot of hp on the back.
Some hull manufactures might offer some comment here, but my concern with a pad of that shape is that if the boat is
too light, it will drag to one side very
quickly, causing a sharp loss of steerage, which could be a bit nasty and even more violent than just the usual slap onto one side .. I dunno ? just my VHO