Originally Posted by Brambles
Looking very good Cookie
How fast does it go mister?
On a serious note, what is the effect on sea keeping of the hard nose? Is she designed for wave piercing? If so, what are the advantages for a leisure oriented boat?
Cheers & good luck.
Well it's only just run in, and it had a four bladed thing on we were testing so not sure on the top speed but we're expecting mid 60's as it is.
The hull and nose are the same as the race boat and it certainly isn't for wave piercing! The shape of the hull below the nose is very good at keeping the bow up, and even in situations that might result in a stuff with the race boat it has excellant "recovery".
As far as advantages go - it's more of a design thing, more aerodynamic, and with the tapered tubes (about 4" at the nose) it give it that "70mph tied to the dock" look.
To answer Codprawn's comment, have you ever tried to get on board over the transom of a boat with a full width A frame? Well we decided to leave as much room as we could to make this possible - of course if you want a full width one, we'll be taking orders in May and we'll do you a full width one at no extra charge!
More details to come soon, we hope to be out and about on Easter Saturday, and possibly at the rugby 7's at Salcombe rugby club on Sunday, and then maybe out again on Monday - we'll see!
Thank you for your kind comments everyone, always welcome!