Originally Posted by John Kennett
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.
This really sums up why the whole case of splashing is so offensive to Designers.
I work as a designer, mainly on planing hulls and yes every spray rail - every feature, every dimension is thought about and is there for a reason.
Someone who has splashed a hull has not gone through that process or is not capable of going through that process so can hardly start to call such a craft their own design.