Looking at the "speed survey" thread it is interesting to see the variations. In other words quite a few of you b&ggers are faster than me with a similar boat size/hp
I think some of it may be due to the prop (only a 17" prop on at the moment though a 19" is on order) but - how much difference does something like whether the hull is a shallow or deep V make? From what I have read in the few months I have been on here, it seems that hulls are either optimised for rough water (deep V) or speed (shallow V) and juggling the two is a bit of a trade off, but how much difference does it actually make in terms of knots? 5kt? 10kt? 2kt?
Just curious really, rough water is the dominant requirement for this part of the world anyway so no plans to change as the Humber seems to be the right sort of design for the conditions here - I have been out in something with a fairly shallow V hull and it was like going back to leaf springs