Originally Posted by Nick Hearne
The transom looks just like my Osprey accept I have a plaining wedge!
Although superficially similar (reverse chine and one spray rail) I think that the differences would be very apparent if the two boats were put side by side.
It's interesting when you start really looking at the hull isn't it?
How many people here know how many spray rails their RIB has? Or whether they are full length? Or whether they run parallel or curve to the bow?
Most people, I suspect, neither know nor care -- and it doesn't matter at all in most cases, so long as the boat performs OK. It might explain why there is a tendency to think that they are all the same though.
How hulls are designed, and why design decisions are made, is something that doesn't often get a lot of coverage. I quite often find myself looking at things like spray rails and wonder whether they are a conscious design decision, for a methodically thought out reason, or whether they have just been out in because the designer likes the look of them.